{ADbitious} Nokia’s n900 Project Maemo is Just a Little Freaky

November 2009 is supposed to bring out the mother of all web tablet and mobile devices, the Nokia n900 (upgrade to the n810). In order to pump up the hype that is already ridiculous, Nokia has put forth the Project Maemo commericial.

I didn’t think this was a commercial for a mobile phone, much less the anticipated Nokia, until the very end of the advert. More than that, it’s just a little freaky.

It certainly did capture my attention though. Not to mention it reminded me of that Nokia scene in Transformers the movie when the little Nokia phone went nuts.

Clever? Planned? Coincidence? All of the above?

Take a looksy:-

Product Features (Amazon.com):-

* This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
* Optimized for WCDMA 900/1700/2100, Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, Optimized for 3G networks on WCDMA 900/1700/2100 Quad-band EGSM, 850/900/1800/1900
* Mobile computer with full cellular voice and messaging capabilities, 3.5-inch touchscreen display, slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, and powerful Maemo 5 operating system
* 5-megapixel camera/camcorder; GPS for navigation and location services; Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth stereo music; digital media player; personal and corporate email
* What’s in the Box: handset, battery, travel charger, stereo headset (WH-205), video out cable (CA-75U), cleaning cloth, operating instructions

Tech Specs:-
# Up to 32 GB internal storage
# Total available application memory up to 1 GB (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
# Supported protocols: Mail for Exchange, IMAP, POP3, SMTP
# SMS and instant messages organized as conversations
# Support for Nokia Messaging service
# Instant messaging and Presence-enhanced contacts
# Multiple number, email and Instant Messaging details per contact, contacts with images
# Integrated hands-free stereo speakers
# Logging of dialed, received and missed calls
# Speed dialing via contact widget
# Ring tones: .wav, .mp3, .AAC, .eAAC, .wma
# Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) with WEP, WPA, WPA2 security; designed for continuous TCP/IP connectivity
# Capability to serve as data modem via USB connection
# Music playback file formats: .mp3, .wma, .aac, .m4a, .wav
# Video playback file formats: .mp4, .avi, .wmv, .3gp; codecs: H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263
# Video streaming: H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263 in .avi, .mp4, .wmv, .asf and .3gp containers
# TV out (NTSC/PAL) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included)
# FM radio (requires headset to be attached) and FM transmitter

Lean about Project Maemo here or at Nokia here.

Or you can purchase it here on Amazon.com ($559 USD), UNLOCKED  andcheaper than the Official Nokia.com Store ($649 USD).

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Sasha Muradali runs the ‘Little Pink Book’ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida (’07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami(’08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the ‘Little Pink Book’ delivered to your Kindle.

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Comments

  1. Very odd commercial…not what I was expecting lol…but that phone does look really cool! I think I want it 🙂

  2. I was so in love with this phone when I heard about it over the summer. My cousin owns the 810 which the n900 is the upgrade too. And he actually pre-ordered his from Nokia two months ago.

    I'm going to wait for the price to go one. It's too steep for my budget at the moment. But holy hell, it's amazing.

    I'm one of those people who buys a mobile phone until it dies…the one I'm currently using is about 4 years old in January…and yes, it is on the verge of death and a Nokia. lol

    As for the commercial — doesn't look like a phone commercial until the end. Not to mention it was really eerie when I was watching it. At least until the end, when I realized what it was for. lol

  3. The n900 was released for shipment on November 10th, which hopefully means that I will be receiving my unit very soon. I've seen most if not all of the Nokia marketing ads except this one. I'm not sure what to make of it other than it's allusions to the Matrix and “1984”. I do like that Nokia is paying homage to the Open Source community and to Linux for which this device is built on. If you look at exactly 2:02 into the video you will see the Linux mascot, which is a penguin. I thought that was a nice tribute to Linux. Google Android is also a Linux based mobile platform but I think Maemo 5 is way ahead of them. I hope that I won't be disappointed with all this hype though. For anyone who does not understand or know what Open Source or FOSS(Free and Open Source Software) is all about find out here http://www.fsf.org/ & http://www.opensource.org/.

    One more thing. This device is much, much, much more than just a phone. If fact I would not refer to it as a phone. Just read the specs alone and you can see that it's designers intended it for mobile power users.

  4. The n900 was released for shipment on November 10th, which hopefully means that I will be receiving my unit very soon. I've seen most if not all of the Nokia marketing ads except this one. I'm not sure what to make of it other than it's allusions to the Matrix and “1984”. I do like that Nokia is paying homage to the Open Source community and to Linux for which this device is built on. If you look at exactly 2:02 into the video you will see the Linux mascot, which is a penguin. I thought that was a nice tribute to Linux. Google Android is also a Linux based mobile platform but I think Maemo 5 is way ahead of them. I hope that I won't be disappointed with all this hype though. For anyone who does not understand or know what Open Source or FOSS(Free and Open Source Software) is all about find out here http://www.fsf.org/ & http://www.opensource.org/.

    One more thing. This device is much, much, much more than just a phone. If fact I would not refer to it as a phone. Just read the specs alone and you can see that it's designers intended it for mobile power users.