A N900 in 2013

Back in August I got me that Linux device called Nokia N900 on eBay. Sure, it’s an older device, but you don’t need to crack it as it’s pretty open. Sure, you can jailbreak, root or do some voodoo with your device to gain some control – but is that a clean solution? Not sure about that.

Another problem of the smartphone world is that there’s pretty a wide field of different hardware floating around – Regarding Maemo, there is the N900 and that’s it. Developers are focussing on ONE device.

Speaking about end user stuff, there are a couple of things I cannot do with modern smartphones. One big flaw of nowadays phones is the missing QWERTZ keyboard which made typing a breeze. Also the NX Client for offloading apps to a terminalserver was quite useful…


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