I had issues getting the latest version of the Nokia PC Suite to sync to the N90 on my Fujitsu Tablet PC for some reason and after a couple of system restores I still couldn’t get it to work. I decided to sync my Nokia 7610 with the Tablet and that worked fine. I then connected the Nokia N90 via the USB cable and was finally good to go so I synced all my Outlook data onto the device, upgraded Opera to 8.5, and installed SplashBlog. BTW, the N90 has a removable plastic cover for the USB connection that people will probably lose in about 2 seconds and is basically worthless. I never had a connection cover on the 7610 and if I am going to use the USB cable I will leave the cover in the box. You can also sync via Bluetooth, which may be the preferred method with the device.
The N90 supports EDGE and I found surfing speeds to be very good using Opera. I am finding that the signal strength indicator shows a bar or two lower reception than my Treo 650. Granted, the bars on the phone are not a great way to compare RF strength between phones, but the N90 just doesn’t seem to have as strong a signal as my Treo 650.
Fingerprints show up all over the silver side pieces on the device and I keep wiping it clean with my shirt or optical cloth. I have take a couple photos so far and one or two appeared kind of foggy for some reason. I plan on taking some comparison shots with the N90, my Pentax camera, Treo 650, and Nokia 7610 to see how the shots compare.
One MAJOR feature I found missing on this phone is vibration. I missed a couple of calls this morning because in my very quite engineering office all phones must be set to vibrate/silent so they don’t disturb those around you. Thus, vibration is not just a luxury, but a requirement for me and every phone or smartphone I have tried has had vibration mode. I find it strange that Nokia did not include vibration in the N90 and I personally would not spend such a large amount ($700 unlocked) for a device without vibration.