August 20, 2009

Nokia's Linux Smartphone Previewed

Article Source LinuxDevices
August 20, 2009, 6:00 pm

A technology site has published specs, photos, and Maemo 5 screenshots from the Nokia RX-51 smartphone. Heir to both Nokia's N810 Internet Tablet and N97 smartphone, the RX-51 (N900) runs the former's Linux-based Maemo OS instead of Symbian, and is a "true mobile powerhouse," according to Mobile-Review.

Hints dropped last year by Nokia executives suggested that the next version of both the N810 Internet Tablet and its Maemo operating system (Maemo 5) would add support for 3G data, but that cellular telephony was slated for a future release. Now it appears that the RX-51 (also known as the Nokia N900 or "Rover") as well as Maemo 5, may offer telephony. This is suggested, but not stated, by the new Mobile-Review story by Eldar Murtazin, but has been asserted by other recent sources...

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