Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 1 with Nokia N900


    Hello there readers! It has been a wonderful Monday for me yesterday. First up, I received my prize from annalyn (ajay’s writing) the wonderful, talked about Dr. Jart+ BB Cream, which I’ll be making a review of this coming weekend. As I have another blog post which I will be doing first. Remember my post about Updates + something else? Okay, here is the mystery something else :)

Image1125   The package, thank you Paul from WOM/World Nokia! The first package I got, I was able to receive it myself since I was in my work station. It was almost nearing 12PM and I was getting really hungry already so I decided to buy some food at Kenny Rogers. When I got back the HR skyped me and said that I have a package from DHL! My most awaited package! Don’t get me wrong of course Make-up will always make me happy and giddy and everything else, but for this one, the reason why it makes it special is because this is my VERY FIRST gadget review, which was offered by Paul of WOM/World. Thank you for trusting me with this hot item. It’s practically quite hard because I have to take extra extra care of the unit since it’s not mine. Anyways, I’m babbling too much, haha!

 Image1126                                                             Back of the package

Image1129                                   Package tightly wrapped with bubble wrap

I couldn’t help it, I just had to pop one piece of bubble, lol. Pet peeve >.<




                                                         The trial phone N900


    The box that came with it, consists of:

  • N900 unit
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Battery
  • Manual
  • Headset
  • TV/Video cable
  • and another cable (square type)

Image1134   The actual unit (you can see the reflection of me taking a picture with my Nokia Xpress music phone)

Image1127      And another thing that came with the package is the return documentation, which I will be reading 2 days before my review ends. I kept everything in BF’s drawer at the office since he doesn’t share it with anyone.

      This review won’t be like just a review perse but more of my daily experiences with the Nokia N900.

   Just a recap, the OS (Operating system/software) is a Maemo software developed by Nokia for smartphones. The Nokia N900 is a smart phone competing with the Iphone and Android. What’s the difference? Here in the Philippines, it’s waaay cheaper than the Iphone. Well, okay not super cheap but a better alternative for the Iphone when it comes to pricing. I’ve asked around Nokia stores and the unit costs around Php 25,000+ up, depending on where you buy it.

Some technical stuff:


  • 3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display
  • 800 × 480 pixel resolution

Web browsing:

  • Maemo browser powered by Mozilla technology
  • Adobe Flash™ 9.4 support
  • Full screen browsing


  • 5 megapixel camera (2584 × 1938 pixels)
  • Image formats: JPEG
  • CMOS sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens
  • 3 × digital zoom
  • Autofocus with assist light and two-stage capture key
  • Dual LED flash
  • Full-screen viewfinder
  • Photo editor on device
  • TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in box) or WLAN/UPnP
  • Landscape (horizontal) orientation
  • Capture modes: Automatic, portrait, video, macro, landscape, action

Language support:

British English, American English, Canadian French, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Swedish, Russian


  • 3.5mm AV connector
  • TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable
  • Micro-USB connector, High-Speed USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth v2.1 including support for stereo headsets
  • Integrated FM transmitter
  • Integrated GPS with A-GPS

Battery:   BL-5J 1320mAh


  • Wide aspect ratio 16:9 (WVGA)
  • Video recording file format: .mp4; codec: MPEG-4
  • Video recording at up to 848 × 480 pixels (WVGA) and up to 25fps
  • Video playback file formats: .mp4, .avi, .wmv, .3gp; codecs: H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263

Music and audio playback:

  • Maemo media player
  • Music playback file formats: .wav, .mp3, .AAC, .eAAC, .wma, .m4a
  • Built-in FM transmitter
  • Ring tones: .wav, .mp3, .AAC, .eAAC, .wma, .m4a


   Those are just some basic features of the phone, for a complete list of specs please click here

     I thought the box that will come with it will have a complete run down of the specs however it didn’t have any, probably because it’s a trial phone only. The list of specs I got are from the Nokia site.

     The package arrived around lunch time and I was really trying hard to keep my posture, seeming like I wasn’t excited at all. My officemates would find that weird, hehe. It was just in my desk the whole time, just beyond my reach of opening it. Now, before anything else, my love for the C3 will always be there, and I am still considering of buying it. Girls just got to have pink phones (well I do!) It just seems like I am drooling over the N900 too much, maybe because it has everything I need when it comes to browsing the net (noooooo).

      After work, told my team that I’m logging out, that I’m done with all my reports, and just a touch away I opened the wonderful yellow thing. It was hard because my friends were like ooh’s and aahh’s when they saw the actual unit, all thinking that I bought the phone, haha. I explained that it’s not mine and I was asked to review a Nokia phone, yadda yadda yadda! lol. I wasn’t able to browse much because we’re waiting for our monthly meeting to start. When I got home, went in my room asap and played with it. Good thing my brother was using the net so I didn’t have to set up the wifi. First thing I did was to try all my social networking sites like, facebook, blogger and twitter, and you can browse through it just like you would in your PC or laptop. The qwerty keypad is a little bit small so I may have to cut my nails (to avoid scratches), it’s quite hard typing or texting but it’s all about adjustment I suppose. Touchpad, the response is rather quite slow, so if you’re impatient, then maybe that would be an issue for you.

    While I was on the meeting BF set up the wifi settings for me, thanks babe! it’s actually easy to set up a wifi connection which you can find in the internet connection settings, then make sure that connect automatically option is always ask. If you’re the type of person whose into slim phones then this would be another issue for the N900. It’s bulky and taking pictures are difficult. Slim phones are nice, they look sexy and I wouldn’t mind having a slim phone either but for this one particularly, it’s bearable. Another feature that I loved about this is the Skype feature, I was able to test it out and chatted with BF and friends. So far, it’s like your own PC on the GO, and I love it! It’s not bad really, but of course, I can’t tell for now since I haven’t played much with it yet.

   So this ends for my day 1 experience with the Nokia N900, please look forward for  more posts. And if you have questions about it, don’t hesitate to ask okies?




  1. That's wonderful Kitten! How were you able to get a gig like that? = ) I say C3 na last weekend. It's 7k+ and the keypad is small. It's quite hard to text especially with long nails.

  2. it was offered to me lang. i heard it was 7k cause of the taxes. im having a hard time texting here too.

  3. I need you to see if you can play FarmVille, OfficeWorld and NInja Wars on it! (All Facebook Flash 10.1 games)
    please tweet me twitter.com/dennisdyallo

  4. @Dyallo: I'll keep you posted, currently checking.


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