Nokia has officially announced the forthcoming launch of the Nokia N900 Internet Tablet after weeks of speculation.
The N900 will be the first device powered by Nokia’s Linux-based Maemo 5 software platform, withh the manufacturer describing the platform’s main puropse to address different markets despite the obvious dangers of marketplace fragmentation and perceived lack of development focus with the recent announcement of its Windows based netbook.
The N900 features quad-band GSM/EDGE, 900/1700/2100MHz UMTS/HSPA support, a 3.5-inch 800×480 pixel widescreen touch display, sliding QWERTY keyboard, 32GB of internal storage expandable to 48GB via microSDHC expansion slot, GPS/A-GPS support via internal transceiver, FM transmitter, TV output, Bluetooth 2.1 with stereo audio support, Wi-Fi radio and 5.0 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash.
The device also features the ARM Cortex-A8 embedded systyem on a chip which also powers the Palm Pre and iPhone 3GS, 1GB of application memory and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration. The device will make its official debut at Nokia World next week ahead of its official launch in October, with T-Mobile USA launching its variant later in the fourth quarter according to the most recent information available.