What a day! Just a few weeks before Nokia World, the major announcement from Nokia was ”semi-revealed”. The announcement is no other than the already famous Nokia N900, Rover or RX-51 that was slowly revealed by different sources over the past few days. The device is now pictured from almost every angle, as well as the user interface. But still is not known if Nokia is going to unveil the N900 during Nokia World in September 2-3 this year, although seems pretty logical.
But the announcement is not only important because of a new device, but because of a new strategy and revolution in Nokia’s future: Leave S60 as the OS for Flagship phones and start using Maemo from the N900 and on; in other words, replacing S60 for Maemo. That means a lot of things. First, it means that Nokia devices in the near future will be real computers, way more powerful than current S60 devices. It also means that future flagship devices from Nokia will run Maemo and the N97 is the last flagship running S60. Pretty amazing and game chaging!
Now the coolest part, for the moment, is that Eldar from Mobile-Review published amazing shots from the new N900 and his opinion which by the way is very positive, a must read: Mobile-R.
Below is a picture from the back part of the N900, as you can see it says ”Designed in Finland” which is a small detail that reveals a lot, a new strategy, a new way of thinking and a new way to create and market the Nokia phones of the future.