Nokia's new flagship smartphone - sneak preview

Nokia's flagship smartphone has received a sneak preview, revealing how different it is from the iPhone and how powerful it is when compared to the rest of the current phone designs currently on the market.


Expected to be announced at the forthcoming Nokia World show in Stuttgart on September 2nd-3rd, (along with the N97 Mini), the already rumoured, top of the range, smartphone known as the N900 Rover or, in other circles, the RX51 has been not only been spotted but has received a sneaky preview.


The new handset features a resistive screen, spanning 800 x 400 pixels and will run on the new Maemo Freemantle operating system powered by an ARM Cortex-A8 CPU and powered by a 1320 mAH battery. Features include a 5-megapixel camera that supports unconverted video, GPS for location finding and the new  microUSB charging facility. A hotswap microSD port will be featured supporting up to 32GB of memory.


Early impressions are good. Reports say how different it is to the iPhone in both look and feel and, just as importantly, from any other Nokia phone on the market. The browser is reported to support flash video and applets whilst the phone supports kinetic scrolling. The touch screen reaction is also good, say observers.


A release is slated for Q4 this year at a price of €550.


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