[maemo-users] Rumor mill: Maemo 5 device

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jun 25 00:11:50 EEST 2009
On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 9:58 PM, Quim Gil<quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Maemo users interested in this thread will surely be interested in
> Intel and Nokia agreement on New tablets collaboration
> http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=29825
> and even
> Nokia launches a Netbook in 2011 ?
> http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=29816
> --
> Quim Gil
> open source advocate
> Maemo Devices @ Nokia

One of the threads mentions an "N900", which somebody has mentioned on
this list before. I was curious, so I googled it.

I would actually reconsider my previous stance and maybe even buy the
"N900" if the specs in these links are accurate:


However, $750 and and/or a smaller screen would be showstoppers for
me. Also, at this point regular cellular voice would be a requirement
for me. If they can't get the price to netbook levels or less, it's
highly unlikely that a single soul will buy them. I think that's been
the major issue with the tablets in the past: considering the
features, the price is way above everybody's threshold until about the
time the new model comes out, making the old one (depending on one's
viewpoint) obsolete.

...but I strongly suspect that those "leaked" specs are all somebody's fantasy.

And I think it's highly unlikely that it will be released in the next
few weeks (they're saying July 2009), or even this summer. Next spring
would be much easier to believe.

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