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Quick Demo of Nokia N900

Nokia had a variety of devices on display at the Web 2.0 Summit this week, none more compelling than the N900, which is the first phone in its portfolio to run the Maemo Operating System. We got a quick demo in the Ovi Lounge.

Nokia had a variety of devices on display at the Web 2.0 Summit this week, none more compelling than the N900, which is the first phone in its portfolio to run the Maemo Operating System. We got a quick demo in the Ovi Lounge.To see the demo, watch the video below.

You can also read a few of the details on the phone in my colleague Marin Perez' blog.

The demonstration shows how the N900 multitasks -- that is, it can run several applications in the background; a feature it shares with the Palm Pre. We also got a look at its Firefox browser with built-in Adobe Flash 9.4 support. The N900 also provides some compelling "desktop" (mobile-top?) personalization features. Finally, Nokia has integrated its communications capabilities with Skype and Google Talk, and when you select a contact, you're offered a choice of communication options.

Nokia still hasn't announced pricing and availability, but assuming the price is reasonable (for once), the N900 will be another formidable competitor to Android offerings, Palm Pre and the iPhone.

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