ESPOO, Finland – Rumours and screenshots continue to surface regarding Nokia’s upcoming MID N900.
As PhoneReport previously reported, this will be the first internet tablet from Nokia that also functions as a mobile phone.
The N900 will use Maemo 5 as its operating system. Although Maemo has also been used on previous Nokia internet tablets, this has lead to some controversy with many pundits speculating that Nokia will eventually replace Symbian OS with Maemo on all smartphone devices. This has been officially denied by Nokia who claim that it remain committed to Symbian on cellular phones.
As both the N900 and the N97 are positioned somewhere between the pure smartphone segment and the internet tablet segment, the official comments have not caused speculations to stop.
The MID is expected to be released Q4 2009. A preview posted at Mobile-Review.com reports that the touch user interface is a big improvement over the S60 v5 touch interface used on Nokia N97 and Nokia 5800. The preview also confirms that the MID hosts a resistive screen just like the N97 and the 5800 and not a capacitive screen as speculated by some pundits.
It is widely anticipated that Nokia will give out official information on the N900 at the upcoming Nokia World 09. Expect forums and blogs to continue buzzing until then.