The N900's media player application has an internet radio section which contains lots of radio station bookmarks, but no obvious way of adding more. The video below gives an example of how to add more stations to the list, and how to remove stations too.
The N900 has instant messaging and VOIP totally integrated into the interface, but officially it only supports this integration with Skype, Google Talk, Jabber/Facebook and Ovi. Unofficially though, more services including MSN / Live, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, QQ and others can also be used in an integrated way. The video below shows exactly how to activate them, it only takes a minute and you only have to do it once.
A companion video to the Skype one, this is another beginner's guide showing how the N900's Accounts system allows you to activate third-party VOIP and messaging services without having to install any extra software.
"How do I install Skype on it?" - If you or someone you know has been asking this about the Nokia N900, the answer is you don't need to install anything as Skype is built-in. In another video aimed at beginners, All About Maemo goes through how to set up a Skype account, and shows how it is fully integrated into the N900.
If you haven't already tried it, the TV Out feature of the N900 is potentially very useful and quite a neat party trick too. Despite its analogue signal, the output still looks reasonably good on a large screen. All About Maemo has done a short video aimed at beginners illustrating the basics, embedded below.
The N900's built in media player has a slightly eccentric way of handling playlists, but it is fairly easy once you get used to it. We've done a brief video to show you how it works, you can watch it embedded below.
The Nokia N900 has a built-in screenshot function which is very easy to use once you know how. The video below shows you how... :-)
The N900 has a built-in software catalogue called Maemo.org (aka Maemo Extras on some firmware versions) which contains lots of great freeware. Some N900s have the catalogue activated by default, others have it disabled by default. The video below shows how to activate the catalogue if needed, and how to download freeware from it.
This page contains all of All About Maemo's tutorials on how to use the Nokia N900 smartphone. Click on a link to see the relevant tutorial.
Guest writer Gavin Culverhouse tells of his growing pains with the Nokia N900, concluding that it's certainly not an 'iPhone-killer', but that it's 'different' enough to offer both a challenge to the intelligent user and something capable of multiple 'party tricks'. Read on for his N900 user experience, a.k.a. a cautionary Christmas tale...