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Revision as of 21:52, 1 September 2009

These are questions for attendees of the Nokia World 2009 event.



What is your favorite improvement?

What is the biggest change from previous tablets?

How has holding and playing with the N900 changed or re-enforced your previously held opinions about it?

Carrier and release date

Is this coming to T-mobile USA as subsidized phone and, if yes, when?

Is there an exclusive period with T-Mobile USA and, if yes, for how long?

Is AT&T 3G supported?

Is there a CDMA version planned and, if yes, when?

Any plans for Canada? Is the phone compatible with Rogers/Fido 3G?

Any plans for Latin American launches?

Any plans for an India launch? If so, at what price points?

Is there a NAM version planned and, if not, will the EU warranty be valid in the US?

General hardware

Is the battery hot-swappable

Is the touchscreen pressure sensitive?

How usable is the N900 in portrait mode?

Is it possible to turn off the cellular radio?

Is the memory card hot-swappable?


Is a stylus included and, if yes, is there an extra stylus too?

Does the 3.5mm connector support audio-in?

Is the N900 going to have dedicated keys for language specific characters (like åäö for us swedes for example?)

Will charging be possible with a 2mm Nokia charger in addition to USB charging?

If USB is the only charging option, where will power come from for extended host-mode

Is there a lanyard attachment?

Can we use FM without plugging in headset, i.e. does it have an internal FM antenna?

Just from reading the specs, it has no FM receiver, just an FM transmitter -- xav
Peter says it has a receiver, just no software --nathanael 19:45, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Does the TV out support VGA out too? And what are the available modes (PAL/NTSC/?)

Uses a Nokia CA-75U cable for video out. --nathanael 20:03, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Does it have a backlit keyboard?

According to Threads; Yes.

Is there a front-facing camera?

Yes, Specs are 640x480 --nathanael 19:45, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Does the camera zoom while shooting video?


What are the maximum sampling rates on audio output/input?

Is it possible to record high-quality (i.e. high bitrate) audio from the built-in microphone?

Could you test the sound with high-quality headphones?

Unlikely - unless there are very good headphones available there. I'll take my "normal" headphones --06:56, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

How is the noise floor?

How does the N900 compare in volume to the N95/N800/N810 speakers

Will depend on hardware available (I'll have my N810) and loudness on show floor. --06:56, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Maemo 5

Will we be able to set the processor governor to performance mode like we could with the OMAP2 in the N8x0 devices?


cat /proc/partitions


cat /proc/meminfo



Are there connectivity preferences (i.e., choose WiFi over cellular)

Is DUN supported?

Is it possible to disable transitions?

There's already an app in Fremantle extras, put together by Urho Kontorri. --Jaffa 06:56, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Is there a "Shared Folders" view in the File Manager?

How do you pull up a menu?

Tap the title bar as in every Maemo version to date (see SDK & videos) --Jaffa 06:56, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

How do you switch tasks, or close the app?

See the videos, screenshots and SDK. Tap top-right to open Exposé-like switcher which has a close button. Top-level screen of each app also has an "X" icon. --Jaffa 06:56, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Can we connect USB or Bluetooth keyboard, gamepad and mouse?

From Threads: Yes, as is supported by BlueZ stack.

Is there any system monitor to see in real time?

Every Maemo device to date has shipped with top --Jaffa 06:56, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Are Dynamic WEP 802.1x WiFi connections supported?

Built-in applications

What is the exact protocol used in Google VoIP

Is SIP supported?

How is video chat support?

Is there Jabber/XMPP support?

Is there support for "normal" Jingle as opposed to the version Google Talk uses?

What calendar sync features are supported?

Will the calendar application be open source?

Can the calendar application access remote calendars over caldav?

Is WebDAV synchronization supported?

Is it possible to have multiple calendars, contacts, task lists and lists of memos?

Is it possible to sync via the USB cable with a Free, Open and Documented protocol?


How is playback on sites like [], []?

Can I log on to secure websites and pay bills?

Does it crash when you add stuff to your basket on []?

Does the browser support client-side SSL Certificates?

Will be there support for Nokia WRT or W3C widgets?

How is HTML5 support?

Are Firefox plug-ins supported?

Does the browser support Java applets?

Can you scroll while a page is loading?

Third-party applications questions

How do you toggle fullscreen in applications like FBreader?

Video shows Ctrl-Backspace. Will test. --Jaffa 06:56, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Is there a key combo to bring up the menu?

Can we install a third-party browser?

From Threads: Yes.

Can we set a third-party browser as the default browser?

Does Skype support video?


Will the N-Gage gaming platform be available?

What games are pre-installed?

What games will Nokia publish for Maemo

Development and hacking

When will the Ovi Store open for Maemo?

Are we going to be able to run a chroot environment?

What development tools will be available for developers (C++ framework name)?

[Freemantle SDK] has been available for a while --nathanael 19:51, 1 September 2009 (UTC)