Nokia Booklet and N900


Nokia is currently one of the leading phone providers and intends to jump higher on the scale with the Nokia N900 powered by Maemo. But what wasn’t expected was for Nokia to step into the netbook pool. Called the Booklet 3G, it sports 10.1 inch high(er) resolution display with HDMI output. For connectivity you can take your pick of 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth. All wrapped up in Windows 7 with a whopping 12 hour battery! However, the problem with all these features is the price tag might eat a hefty hole into your pocket book. That’s not going to stop us from trying to get our hands on one, of course. Anyone have any hacks planned yet?


  1. bbot says:

    Not until Pixel Qi actually releases the netbook screen they’ve been threatening us with for the last year.

  2. MrX says:

    Obviously the first hack is to remove windows 7 and install GNU/Linux.

  3. Tomasito says:

    Does it takes arduino shields?

    Hahaha, just kidding lol

  4. octelcogopod says:

    ugh, maemo
    i used it on an n770 and it was a pain (way too unstable and slow)

  5. vikki says:

    you should have upgraded to os2008, it was much better and more adaptable, I look forward to the netbook, I still use my n800, it’s indispensable at work

  6. F7 says:


  7. AnonYmous says:

    moblin. android. jolicloud.

  8. anonymous says:

    “Nokia is currently one of the leading phone providers” … in fact, world leading phone manufacturer for a decade or so, 40% market share, sells million+ phones a day. Though minor in the US, where most of Hack a Day crowd probably comes from.

    We’ll want to run OSX on this baby!

  9. xrazorwirex says:

    annon – I’ve tried moblin and jolicloud – jolicloud is fail, being a bad reskin of UbuntuNBR and moblin has potential but I’m not gonna stump for it until it reaches it, as right now it’s a stubbed toe ahead of jolicloud.

    in regards to the nokia – i’ve been following this slightly and although i’m not in the ‘3g computing’ market, this still looks very competitive. it looks like nokia plans to jump in on the second generation of HD netbooks while they still have a chance – which based on rumors, a $500 price tag would be competitive.

    I’ll wait to see what acer does (that 571 looks tempting sans the vmedia gimmicks). I might be a brand whore, but I know better than to buy the first rendition of any product line.

  10. spacecoyote says:

    maemo is the best portable linux in my opinion–that is if your device is powerful enough to handle it.

  11. BigD145 says:

    I don’t see much in the way of a bezel to install things in.

  12. Drone says:

    Nokia – Will cost $1,000 and in the U.S. you will only be able to get it with a thousand year AT&T contract.

    WARNING – Atom processor without hardware virtualization support. This means Windows 7 will not support WinXP compatibility mode!! Immediately install WinXP, Linux and/or xBSD instead (if it will let you).

  13. Simbo says:

    I run win 7 on my laptop and was p****d when I found no hardware virtualisation features on my cpu (apparently intel didn’t think it was a good idea to put it on there before they released it) thank god vmware runs ok!

  14. Hackius says:

    windows 7 scales just fine down to the specs of netbooks. You don’t need XP anymore. Let go already.

  15. strider_mt2k says:

    Did someone hack these or something?

    Be sure to drink your ovaltine.



  16. shyft says:

    Naw kid… I want that purple stuff.

  17. strider_mt2k says:

    hey! suuny d!

  18. James says:

    Agreed about Win7 scaling — you only need “XP mode” if you have software that doesn’t run right under 7 (almost certainly because the author used stupid hacks when they wrote it).

  19. xrazorwirex says:
  20. John says:

    Nokia N900 comes with an OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics accelerator, which will bear some really interesting games with graphics, an ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB capacity microSD card you can improve. Will also have a 5Mpix camera with Carl-Zeiss lens and touch screen with a resolution of 800 × 600. See the video here –

  21. No doubt Nokia is the best cell phone company.

  22. نوكيا says:

    Hello ,
    I will have one soon , Keep up Nokia :D.

  23. nokia 5800 says:

    Did someone hack these? cool

  24. m0n0l!th says:

    I just got my Nokia Booklet 3g last night. I love the manufacturing and attention to detail but once again microsoft has managed to fuck with a great product to the point of causing minor post-purchase regret.
    This thing doesn’t run windows 7. It runs Windows 7 STARTER. Which means you are basically bent over and fucked three different ways for no particular reason. What the fuck difference does it make if I change my background or run more than three apps simultaneously!?

    Fuck these idiots. I am desperately downloading linux distros left and right to attempt to run on this thing. 6 days before my winter break trip. I better find a way to make it run properly or I’m filling it with termite and blowing it up on my way out of the building.

  25. Sandy says:

    I enjoyed this, thank you

  26. Good smartphone N900 )

  27. dcastrog says:

    is there any way to open the display? im planning to give more electric current to the LEDS so I can have more brightness, any idea of how to open the display??

  28. Lola Allen says:

    The Nokia N97 is one of the best phones that i have ever owned. It is classy but feature packed. |

  29. Niamh Carter says:

    I like the styling and egonomics of the Nokia N97. It is so much easier to carry around.,’~

  30. dcastrog says:

    i found a way to open the display, just pry around the plastic sheet of the front, in between the rubber band and the sheet, you will start hearing the glue unsticking, pry it around until it comes off (start with a lower corner and go up) you can access the display like that.

    please i want to change the display, i know you can give me an advice on what to look for and how to do so, i dont have much idea, thanks!

  31. AllAndroid says:

    My N900 has maemo 5 and im install android 2.3.4 gingerbread, works great

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