Nokia N900 to taste MeeGo

The Maemo-based Nokia N900, which can be pre-ordered in Singapore from now to March 26, will be the first device to get a taste of MeeGo.

Nokia and Intel announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that they would merge Moblin and Maemo mobile operating systems into one platform called MeeGo.

However, it was informed that Maemo on Nokia N900 is not upgradeable to MeeGo.

The Nokia N900, which costs around S$999, is equipped with an ARM Cortex-A8 processor. It comes with OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration and 1GB of application memory.

Its storage capacity has been reported at 32GB, which can be further expanded up to 48GB by using a microSD card.

The device possesses its own musical contender called Theremin. It can also run Debian apps including OpenOffice and GIMP.

If the MeeGo project continues to move ahead at the desired pace, it will have major adoption potential as it has a number of advantages over Google’s Linux-based Android platform.