Google Docs, Calendar, and more work fine on the Nokia N900

To answer some reader questions and get some visibility for the N900 in the enterprise world I just posted this article over on my ZDNet blog and think you will be pleased to see Google Docs and more Google services work just fine on the Nokia N900.

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12 Comments to Google Docs, Calendar, and more work fine on the Nokia N900

anonymous
November 15, 2009

Looks “a bit” slow. It’s very slow.

iPhone can do it better.

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Esteban Camacho
November 16, 2009

Whoa…. Im just checking out this Nokia stuff because I haven’t really played around with it much… but…. i was surprised to see a STYLUS in the video. In the year 2009, i don’t think too many real strong smart-phones are coming out with resistive touch screens, especially of that size! I wouldn’t buy one just for that.

Bokal
November 16, 2009

@Esteban, the guy could have used the screen without the stylus, it’s just an option to be more precise. I bet if you use it you couldn’t tell the screen is resistive or capacitive.

Resistive nowadays is just as sensitive as capacitive, without multitouch, but with precision.

tom
November 16, 2009

@Esteban – please spare us the silly comments… The stylus is purely optional and can be used for additional precision (this is a 800×480 screen :-)

One could as well zoom in with a finger-doubeclick and then continue finger-work.

Maemo is all about liberty, openness and choice ;-)

kevin
November 17, 2009

There were 6 or 7 instances of google documents running (all with ajax and heavy on the processing) Typically one would have only one google app running in the browser at a time, I’m sure it would be more fluid when doing so.

The point is, this is the only smartphone out there that can edit google docs, iphone and google’s own android can not. I would love to see a programmer/hacker enable a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to work with this device. And with video out, you’re golden.

Peter
November 18, 2009

but who wants to rely on the web version of google calendar when you absolutely need to do something fast? if i’m standing in front of the judge and he asks me, “counsel, are you available on such and such a date?” i don’t want to be waiting for the interwebz to get back to me; i want it on my phone right now, sync afterwards. what would be so hard about making the n900′s built-in calendar app capable of syncing with google calendar?

[...] Google Docs, Calendar, and more work on the N900 [...]

Tim
November 27, 2009

‘Iphone can do it better’

Fine, then stick to your Iphone, you have no business fooling about on a site like this, which covers real smartphones.

[...] previously wrote about how you can use Google Docs on the N900, but it is a bit painful to navigate around and use it extensively. We have had a Documents To Go [...]

[...] previously wrote about how you can use Google Docs on the N900, but it is a bit painful to navigate around and use it extensively. We have had a Documents To Go [...]

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