Upcoming Nokia N900 to Run Linux-Based OS

Looks like Nokia is moving beyond Symbian with an OS based on Maemo (which is what they’ve been using in their tablets). Certainly looks interesting, but, judging from all of these screenshots, it doesn’t seem like the display rotates — it only works in landscape orientation. Other than for games, I almost never use my iPhone in anything but portrait mode. (Via Slashdot.)

Update: I stand corrected. There is one screenshot (out of several dozen) that shows the phone contacts screen in portrait orientation. Perhaps the phone app runs in portrait because that’s the only natural way to hold the device for use as a phone, but everything else is landscape?

Friday, 21 August 2009