Nokia N900 Linux powerhouse with computer smarts launches October

The Nokia N900 – much rumoured, often spy-shotted – has been officially announced. Running Nokia's Maemo flavour of Linux, the Nokia N900

The Nokia N900 – much rumoured, often spy-shotted – has been officially announced. Running Nokia's Maemo flavour of Linux, the Nokia N900 looks like a real power house and it could be yours for €500 in October.

With a 3.5in 800x840 resistive touchscreen, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and 32GB of on-board storage, the N900 has got us drooling. You can boost it up to 48GB via microSD too.

There's also GPS/A-GPS, an FM transmitter, TV-out, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi and a 5MP camera with dual-LED flash. It's as if Nokia just dipped the N900 into a bucket of super-spec juice.

Most interesting of all is its processor. No really. Packing an ARM Cortex-A8 chip coupled with 1GB of memory and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration, the Nokia N900 should be graphically stunning.

The built-in browser built-on a Mozilla shell, should be a good place to test that out. It also means that the Nokia N900 will, unlike the iPhone, definitely play nice with Flash.

The mega-specced Nokia N900 will make its first public appearance at Nokia World next week and Stuff will be there to get a first hands-on. Keep your eyes focused on Stuff.tv next week for news from Nokia World and IFA.

We're pretty excited about the Nokia N900 but more importantly what do you think? Is it's surfeit of specs enough to tempt you to pay for one in October? Let us know below now.