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Just a quick thought I was interested in is to how many people on this
Forum actually still use n900 today as their main phone?

Since its release I've had and owned around 7 N900s sold one got iPhone sold iPhone back to n900 sold that got n9 sold that back to n900 you can get where I'm going with it.

I missed it so much I always had to go bak to it but when I had it I got more frustrated with little things as of now

I own two n900s ones dead from cssu devel and I have no USB port so it's gone. 2nd one I have is in mint well almost mint condition which I just bought few weeks ago. Started using it as main phone but it just sits on tv now and I'm using my iphone 4 (yes I know) and a galaxy s3 and android is super customisable but I'm honestly sick and tired of android I really am. Plus as I get older the thought of hacking and tweaking devices is just not as fun as it used to be hence why I'm using iPhone.

Anyway so the question was how many of you still to this day 3/4 years later still using the n900 and why?
 

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I do...as main and only phone!
Why don't you fix hat USB port? If you disassamble phone, it won't cost more than 5 € to solder it back.
 

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me.. it was my first smartphone and it will be my last..

PS: from my new N900
 

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I am using both my N9 & N900

N9 being the primary one. But I enjoy my maemo5 time more, so...
 

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Originally Posted by lucas777 View Post
Just a quick thought I was interested in is to how many people on this
Forum actually still use n900 today as their main phone?
[...snip...]
Anyway so the question was how many of you still to this day 3/4 years later still using the n900 and why?
I still use my n900 for a few reasons:
1) Most of the time I'm some place that as free wifi. The n900 combined with TOR and LocalPhone mean I basically have a free cell phone. The few times that I NEED a phone with me I have a cheap pre-paid phone that usually ends up costing me about $5/mo through Verizon.

2) The fact the it's the only smart phone (that I'm aware of) that has Rockbox. Once you get Rockbox customized no other music player comes close. Managing a library of currently 7251 songs coming in at 27GB would be a nightmare in anything else on a smart phone.

3) nmap, aircrack-ng, wireshark, and other fun tools.

4) TRUE GNU/Linux environment, I've tried rooted android devices, but busybox just doesn't do it for me. My job revolves around Linux, being able to scp files from or to my phone, or worst case piping data through nc and gpg2, are things that are hard or impossible on another device.

5) And finally, I paid something like $550 for it new, and it's going to give me atleast another 6 years even if I have to hot-glue and duct-tape it together.

I've yet to encounter the broken USB port so many others have, so far I am crossing my fingers. Battery life has been the thing I'm more disappointed it, I've been considering building a dual battery.
 

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Quick reply...
N900 is my primary phone, and is likely to remain as such.
Best wishes.
 

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Thanks for the replys as to the question above I don't think I can fix it as I've lost the USB piece to it not sure if its possible to acquire one anywhere?
 

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same thing here. n900 has been and always will be my primary phone. the only contender i can see in the far away horizon is ubuntu for phone. but until then, this baby stays by my side.
 

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I still use N900 as my only phone since 2010. I can't do without the FM transmitter and 32GB of storage.
 

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My N900 is still my main phone. I've got a spare, just in case the active one dies. I've bought four N900s in all. One was stolen, one given away. I have an N950 running Nemo which I play with, but It really isn't usable as a smartphone.
 

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