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Nokia N900 Clearance Pre Pay
The Nokia N900 is a powerful smartphone running the Linux based Maemo OS. Featuring a vivid 3.5 inch WVGA touchscreen display, the N900 also features a slide out QWERTY keyboard which aids messaging and web browsing. Maemo 5 supports multi tasking and can easily switch between and close programs from the dashboard. The N900 with Maemo lets you customise the home screen with widgets, shortcuts and new apps. The N900 also features a 5.0 Megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and Dual LED Flash, HSDPA and Wi-Fi, built in GPS and 32GB of internal memory.

What is a clearance handset?
Handsets that have been sent out as new to our customers, but returned under the 7 day money-back guarantee. Once returned they are fully inspected, tested and reboxed by qualified Carphone Warehouse engineers, then resold as "clearance". Sometimes clearance handsets are brand new items that we have excess stock of.

What's different about them?
Clearance handsets will be repackaged in plain white boxes and may contain only a handset, battery and user manual. It is possible that the box, manual or handset will not be in immaculate condition and may have some very minor marks or imperfections.

Are they guaranteed?
Yes - these handsets carry a full manufacturer's guarantee and are not excluded from the 7 day money-back guarantee.
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#1
+ £10 top up. Good proce
#2
seems good
hot added
#3
.. super deal! :)
#4
any 1 know is it sim lock ?
#5
I don't think these can be locked.
#6
My colleague has this....pretty amazing phone actually - and in my opinion, quite underrated!
#7
I bought mine in January - very pleased with the phone - good price.
#8
now this price is tempting - not used a nokia for years mind. Coming from an iphone 3g whats the mp3 player and sound quality like?

OP needs to up the price £10 to £259 as you have to buy £10 top up (unless someone can tell me how to remove it)
#9
nice device, but remember it has short battery life, resistive screen and now discontinued OS
#10
saw an article that they have got android froyo working on this (before most android devices get it), but maemo is said to be very good as is it's replacement MeeGo.
#11
nice
#12
I never thought I'd see the day that a phone on clearance would cost more than a computer!
#13
is it locked? Anyone confirm?
#14
These will be unlocked. I got mine from CPW, which mobiles.co.uk is a subsidiary company of.
#15
I bought in Feb for 350 pretty good phone ? good price!
#16
good deal but I after getting the n97 I wouldn't p*ss on it if it were on fire. Can't wait for my contract to end and get rid of it. I used to be firmly on the nokia band wagon but after the awful technical support, lack of firmware updates and general poor design of there "flagship" model I couldn't ever bring myself to buy another one
#18
colonel
nice device, but remember it has short battery life, resistive screen and now discontinued OS


Great point.

Also Android doesn't have phone functions working as of yet on this device.

Still, all in all a good price. Would say that £200 would be the best price for this device which has been abandoned by Nokia.
#19
Fantastic device. Have owned it for about 7 months now and can never go to any other phone. However, there are something people should be aware of before taking the plunge.
1. It is more a mobile computer with a phone built in rather than the other way round. Thus many phone functionality that you take for granted are missing out of the box such as mms, caller groups etc. There are apps for most of these things but it can be annoying. Also, the device is more partial to landscape rather than portrait mode
2. The biggest feature missing in this phone are free turn by turn navigation (Symbian based Nokia phones have that). Additionally, this phone only has support for Flash 9 and Maemo (the phone's OS) won't get Flash 10 in all likelihood. So the flash will only get Flash 10 post Meego upgrade
3. The Meego upgrade for the phone won't be officially supported by Nokia, though they would provide binary drivers. Meego would be a community supported OS.

Other than that, no qualms about using this device. Some of the features that I personally love a lot are:
1. Built in FM transmitter, so I can stream audio from Spotify, Last.fm or builtin media player straight to my car radio. That is fantastic for commuting. Additionally, you can yourself set the transmit power of the FM radio so pesky local pirate radios don't bug you.
2. A media player that can play pretty much all audio and video formats
3. Multitasking. This phone defines multitasking and flies despite having 8-9 apps open
4. The browser, that renders all sites as they render on the computer and also support for Firefox mobile
5. And lastly, my personal favourite...access to a full xterminal from where I can ssh, run awk and what not

There is a lot more to like about the device but this just gives you glimpse of what this device does which most other phones don't
#20
the n900 is probably the most versatile portable/handheld computer-phone combination out of the box; sure you can do what it does with an android device IF you root it; there's an incredible community at http://talk.maemo.org

that said, if you want something that "just works" requiring no effort or brainpower, get an iphone.. but it won't be rewarding or give you a sense of achievement when you master it!!
#21
I have been using Nokia for 12 years but not a fan of N900... good specs, but feels like a brick -- thick and heavy. The new Nokia N8 (coming soon) is supposed to be good (slim, more stylish and have about the same specs).

With £300 you can get a brand new HTC Desire on ebay -- this is what I did. Powerful phone with 1 GHz CPU and much better screen, stylish, nice and slim. Although you don't get the Carl Zeiss lens and full keyboard the N900 has.
#22
fredaska
I have been using Nokia for 12 years but not a fan of N900... good specs, but feels like a brick -- thick and heavy. The new Nokia N8 (coming soon) is supposed to be good (slim, more stylish and have about the same specs).

With £300 you can get a brand new HTC Desire on ebay -- this is what I did. Powerful phone with 1 GHz CPU and much better screen, stylish, nice and slim. Although you don't get the Carl Zeiss lens and full keyboard the N900 has.


Or for similar money to this you could just get a Motorola Milestone which I think is probably the closest rival to this phone and personally consider it a better all rounder for your average user. Like a cross between the N900 and the iphone and for me the best phone I've owned so far. Rumoured to be getting the Froyo update soon too :)

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/tetlee/Motorola_Milestone_288002b.jpg
#23
Anyone who says someone could flash their phone with a different OS or use terminal to make hacks to their phone just doesn't understand the average user.

The phone also lacks decent software choices e.g cheap GPS navigation software. Just be aware what you can do and can't do before you take the plunge.
#24
I had one of these for a while, great computer / internet device, multitasking to the max, xterminal etc etc.
But...... it is a hell of a size, which at least means you can't lose it as you'll know when its not in your pocket :) and Nokia's support is rubbish, (still no voice ovi maps!!!)

Hot at this price :p
#25
Unfortunately Motorola Milestone is not hackable like its US cousin, Droid. So you are pretty much on Motorola's mercy there, and for that reason, I wouldn't buy Milestone. Had its retained its Droid heritage, it would have been a great phone.
#26
can anyone that bought one of these confirm that they are unlocked?

thanks
#27
The N900 is the best pocket computer on the market.
That easy.
If you aren't wiling / able to spend some time getting it how you like it, buy something else.

This deal is medium warm, got mine brand new and unlocked for £200.
#28
PlaneMan - Where did you manage to get this for £200?
#29
Had to sell mine after 3 months, drove me insane that no portrade mode, only for phone calling out. Good phone, loved it apart from that.
#30
montblanc
I never thought I'd see the day that a phone on clearance would cost more than a computer!


Wake up and smell the 90's montblanc.....

:p
#31
Now up to £269 with £10 credit required
#32
centaurandrew
Now up to £269 with £10 credit required


OP needs to amend price or deal needs to be expiried
#33
fredaska
I have been using Nokia for 12 years but not a fan of N900... good specs, but feels like a brick -- thick and heavy. The new Nokia N8 (coming soon) is supposed to be good (slim, more stylish and have about the same specs).With £300 you can get a brand new HTC Desire on ebay -- this is what I did. Powerful phone with 1 GHz CPU and much better screen, stylish, nice and slim. Although you don't get the Carl Zeiss lens and full keyboard the N900 has.

The N8 has nothing like the specification of the N900, it's a mass market phone with far more basic hardware - the N8 has a much older ARM11 processor compared to the N900 which is using the more powerful Cortex A8 (ArmV7) which is the same family as the later Iphones, Palm Pre, Desire etc. The N8 is not a workhorse like the N900 as it lacks a keyboard, has a lower resolution screen and instead focussed on a fancier camera and video capabilities.

As for the Desire, the N900 can now be clocked up with ease to beyond the Desire's processor as the N900's cortex a8 is underclocked and is faster clock for clock than the Scorpion core and the N900's SoC has a better GPU. I find the N900's screen far better than the Desire's - it's not as flashy but it's fully usable in bright sunlight which I think is far more important on a mobile phone.

The Milestone as mentioned already is the closest Android smartphone to the N900 and both have various advantages over each other:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3764/two-omap-3430-phones-nokia-n900-and-motorola-droid/1

Admittedly I wouldn't pay a lot of money for an N900 now as its operating system is now dead in the water and it looks highly unlikely Nokia will officially support it with the new OS release with the shift to X86. However for a low price it's still a highly capable device which even in its unsupported state offers functions other phones do not.

John
#34
You can install Maemo, Android and Meego on the N900.
Which phone can do this (and more) ?
Sygic Maps are available for N900 (from well known sites), as substitute for Garmin and Nokia's Ovimaps.
I for one am happy with my N900. Have also configured it for receiving calls via a sipgate.co.uk landline number and making outgoing calls on voipdiscount (on Maemo - will move to Meego when a stable version gets released). Maemo is truly open source, as will Meego be.
#35
Mine runs for 3 days before needing a recharge. I don't know if that's any good/


Is this 2G only, WIFI off, no calls, underclocked? If so that's not impressive

You can install Maemo, Android and Meego on the N900.


The question is who would want to install Maemo when there are next to no commercial apps and its buggy. Meego isn't even out yet and Android has no call feature on this, just the OS.

Sygic Maps are available for N900


At a cost of £60

Like I said it's a handy phone but it has many issues that you need to be comfortable with.

It is most useful for those who need to use the occasional call and don't travel too far from a charger.


Edited By: ben_81 on Jul 24, 2010 12:24: Added summary
Edited By: ben_81 on Jul 24, 2010 12:25: sp.

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