Maemo UI improvements blog.

August 27, 2009

Nokia E900.

Filed under: Light UI modifications — Andrew Zhilin @ 14:20




  1. You can push another column of keys in there =) Or, alternatively, shift key rows to make keyboard look more traditional.

    Comment by fms — August 27, 2009 @ 15:54

    • Damn :D

      Comment by Andrew Zhilin — August 27, 2009 @ 16:28

    • Doesn’t matter if the E900 exists already. Samsung and Nokia have had the same model number for different phones before.

      Comment by zerojay — August 27, 2009 @ 18:46

  2. I’ll gladly settle for an N900 in white!

    Comment by Andrew Currie — August 27, 2009 @ 18:25

  3. Nice fake!!
    It would be difficult to write without letter “Y” *LOL

    Comment by [ExiTuS], — August 28, 2009 @ 11:22

    • Glad you’ve noticed it, thats a mark to determine fake :)

      Comment by Andrew Zhilin — August 28, 2009 @ 11:33

  4. Add an escape key, a Y key, change the \ to a / … and move the control key to the _right_ side of the keyboard (so you can hit control-c and control-w without too much trouble — that bugs me on many mobile devices — on thumb keyboards, the control key goes on the RIGHT, not the LEFT).

    Oh, and, a dpad (it can be like the E73’s combined dpad+optical mouse, but definitely needs a dpad).

    I love the concept though. Hope Nokia makes something like it.

    Comment by johnkzin — August 28, 2009 @ 21:53

  5. But with ctrl on the left … you can’t do page down with arrow … not so great too

    Comment by Khertan — August 28, 2009 @ 22:06

    • To each their own, I guess. I’m much more likely to need control-c, control-d, and control-w than to do page-up or page-down.

      Though, you could probably arrange to have shift-up and shift-down do page movement, couldn’t you?

      Comment by johnkzin — August 28, 2009 @ 22:11

  6. I would buy this one. Fake or not….

    Comment by Nokya — August 30, 2009 @ 00:22

    • With:

      1) some keyboard adjustments (1 column wider, extra key on the top is an esc. next to the 1; extra key in the 2nd row is for the Y key, extra key in the 3rd row is the semi-colon; extra key in the bottom row is for the question-mark, between the comma and left-arrow; put the parenthesis keys back where they belong, and put the double-quote where it belongs (shift single quote), where the parenthesis are now put the brackets, and make the control key a toggle instead of a modifier (otherwise the control key definitely needs to be on the right end of the keyboard))

      2) dpad instead of optical pad … or an ability to make the optical pad act like a dpad (1 swipe = 1 move, instead of a continuous motion as the swipe lasts). Sort of “mouse mode” and “dpad mode” — the samsung q1 ultra gives you that choice for its joystick button.

      3) on the bottom edge (near the space bar), put, from left to right: micro-USB host/OTG (like on the N810), micro-DVI-I or micro-DisplayPort, mini-USB client/charger.

      4) headphones in the upper corners (about where the N800 puts the camera or stylus).

      5) and, running Maemo of course, though, with SyncML that works over WLAN and WWAN, not just BT and USB. It’d be nice to see the Canonical Dalvik engine integrated as well (for running Android apps). Redfly support, too, while we’re at it.

      6) the GSM is quadband, and the 3G is at least Euro + AT&T/NAM + T-Mobile-USA (the special Asian bands are optional, IMO). And not just for data, full phone + messaging.

      Then, yeah, I’d buy that thing :-)

      Comment by johnkzin — August 30, 2009 @ 04:16

      • (and, since, with all of that, I could very much use it to replace my netbook with just a redfly netbook, I would probably also be willing to pay more … like as much as $1000)

        Comment by johnkzin — August 30, 2009 @ 04:23

  7. does the e900 handle ms office features like word xcell etc?

    Comment by sf — October 19, 2009 @ 00:51

  8. What can i say? This phone is truly a pleasurable phone. The battery life is amazing. You can be tapping away for hours and it just works and works and works. Im off the belief that the new smaller usb format, of usb micro means more features in even smaller phones.
    This phone is well worth the money. I suspect there will be a shortage approaching Christmas.

    Comment by micro-usb — December 1, 2009 @ 16:44

  9. how much the price of this cell phone in Canadian dollars. :)

    Comment by rai — March 27, 2010 @ 06:05

  10. i would always prefer to use netbooks when i am on the move because they are so very convenient to carry around *”~

    Comment by Chair Pads — December 3, 2010 @ 03:56

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  12. Now with optional keys like : ; and y

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