As I have my Nokia N900 from DDP I have just one week to test does everything works properly — after that I am on my own.
So far I checked:
- microphone by doing some GSM calls. This also shown that GSM modem works for voice.
- GPRS data connections — from EDGE to HSDPA (did not checked speed)
- WiFi connections
- Bluetooth connections — synced PIM data from my Nokia E66 phone, used headset for calls
- FM transmitter — played some children songs today during driving with my daughter
- FM receiver — “FM Radio” application from repository works and plays (app still need work)
- TV-Out — playing movies on CRT and LCD television sets
- screen — to bad that I found bad pixels… but good that they are now not later
- headphones — just included ones
- USB charging and storage access modes
- normal charging (included charger and standard Nokia one)
- keyboard — works, things could be better
- SIM slot — my card works but slot itself feels cheap and reminds me one from Openmoko phones. I hope that they will get rid of it in next devices — my E66 has better one.
- microSD slot — works with 8GB card but mechanically it is disaster. Prefer to not use it too often as it can break.
- main camera — nice photos
- front camera — complete disaster… Now I know why there is no video calls. hint: install “Mirror” application
- internal storage
My feelings after first days? Hardware is nice and (as usual) there is a space for improvements:
- SIM slot should be changed to sliding one — current one can break too easily
- microSD slot also should be sliding one — look at Nokia E66 for example
- give fullscreen button back
- battery cover should be thicker so device will not bounce on camera when left on table
- move microusb to right and headphones to left side of device
- move lock slider to left side (so it will be top when one hand operated)
I hope that I did not missed anything on list of things to check. I excluded Irda from it because I do not know is it supported at all.