We have what appears to be a legitimate set of specs along with an image of the upcoming Nokia N900 Internet tablet. The device, which will be the successor to the current N810 is going by the code name of Rover and appears to be a solid offering — that is assuming these specs are accurate.
Anyway, you can see the image, off to the right. However, in this case it is the specs that deserve a little more attention. The N900, or Rover is being rumored to have a:
- 3.5-inch 800×480 (WVGA) touchscreen
- OMAP3430 500/600 Mhz processor
- 1GB total virtual runtime memory
- 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 48GB via external memory
- 5.0 MP Carl Zeiss camera with dual-LED flash, auto-focus and sliding cover
- Wi-Fi, HSPA, GPS, accelerometer
- Maemo 5
- Dimensions: 59.7mm x 111mm x 18.2mm
- Weight: 180g
Overall, this looks like something to look forward to, that is if you are a fan of smaller sized Internet tablets. However I cannot help but wonder how well this will do in terms of HSPA. After all, we are seeing netbooks with built-in options as well as endless choices of smartphones. I would imagine it will work well, however do we really want (or need) another broadband option that is tied to one device.
As far as when we can expect to see the Nokia N900 become available, currently the rumored launch is sometime in June 2009. Let’s just hope for the sake of doing well that Nokia decides to launch it at the end of the month. That way the Palm Pre and next-gen iPhone have a chance to leave the spotlight a little.
Additionally, and this one is still also a rumor, however it is being reported that carrier deals may be in the works. Currently there has not been any mention of an expected price. Of course, that will depend on whether this is a purchase or a carrier subsidy.