Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Nokia N900

So far, I am really liking this phone. Excuse me, to those literal people out there that would rather call it the tablet computer that it is sold to be. And it is a tablet computer, but I'm not quite ready to get into the computing power of it just yet. Right now, I am just wanting to port over all of the phone and email aspects and then I can start branching out.

This truly is a beautiful device and I can see so much potential in it, but it is not for the casual cell phone user. Setting it up takes more thought than other phones and it may take a couple of tries before something works exactly right but it is well worth the effort.

Because some people have asked, I chose this over an iPhone because it has a physical keyboard and I don't have to go over to ATT. I chose it over the Droid because it has resistive touch rather than capacitive touch. The difference? Capacitive screens allow for all the fancy multi-touch functions that you see on the iPhone and Droid. Resistive screens allow for stylus input which allows better use of hand drawing and note-taking applications which I wanted. Not to mention, I have had trouble with capacitive screens when my hands are too cold which they often are.

But this phone is meant to be a potential replacement to my Blackberry Tour so I will do a more in dept analysis of the differences between the two devices soon.

So, what new technology are you trying out these days?

1 comment:

  1. for when your fingers are too cold :)