Was the recently leaked press photos the reason for this speedy announcement? Maybe it was a planned strategy to build up hype right before the big coming-out party.
Who knows, but the N900, which was originally rumored to be announced at Nokia World next week, has jumped the gun and just gone public. The company’s plugging this as “computer-grade performance in a handset.” The device boasts quite some hardware, including:
Considering it’s got all that memory, the N900 should be able to multitask like a dream, especially with a dashboard designed for easy switching between applications. The home screen is also customizable with shortcuts, widgets and apps.
Running Maemo 5, the most recent version of Nokia’s mobile Linux platform, the device features a Mozilla-based browser and Adobe Flash support (9.4), and direct system updates via the internet.
If you’ll be in Stuttgart next week, you could swing by Nokia World. They’ll be displaying it there.
The N900 will be available in select markets starting in October. The full price, without any applicable subsidies, is 500 euros (~$710 US).
ADDITION: If you're wondering, the screen's resistive. Doesn't look like a stylus is included out of the box, though it may be an optional accessory. For more, hit Noah's video here or check out the full specs here. Or check out the YouTube vid on it here. (Thanks for the link, Myselfboi!) For more on the Maemo 5 operating system, hit this link.