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http://www.youtube.com/v/IHa3AoNdglY&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1 No, we won’t share every Nokia N900 video we find. But when jkk gets his hands on one in his local Nokia shop, you know it’s a must-see. jkk runs through the overall hardware quickly, and then dives right into the Maemo environment. Browsing looks […]

http://www.youtube.com/v/IHa3AoNdglY&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1

No, we won’t share every Nokia N900 video we find. But when jkk gets his hands on one in his local Nokia shop, you know it’s a must-see. jkk runs through the overall hardware quickly, and then dives right into the Maemo environment. Browsing looks quite good in general, although watching a Flash video on YouTube over Wi-Fi seemed less than optimal in this particular example. I get the impression that the resistive touchscreen is a very light touch, which could win over those that wished for a capacitive display. I also like the little stand that pops out from around the camera lens, which allows the N900 to stand up on its own.

After watching this hands-on first impressions, I’m definitely more intrigued by the N900 than I was before. I don’t need another phone by any means, so it’s highly unlikely that I’ll make a purchase. That doesn’t mean a Maemo device isn’t in my future though. From what I can see, the platform represents the beginning of a potential reinvention for Nokia smartphones. I suspect Symbian will be here for a long time to come, but will be relegated to feature-phones or low-end smartphones. Take a look at the vid and let me know if you’re as intrigued as I am with this new device.

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