The N900 is also smaller than previous models, such as the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet, at 4.37 inches long by 2.35 inches tall by 0.77 inch thick and weighs 6.38 ounces. However, it's still on the bulkier, heavier side so it won't make the most comfortable fit in a pants pocket.
One of the N900's cons is that the user interface is very unintuitive. Though you can customize up to four home- screen panes with different shortcuts and widgets, it's not always clear what each icon does or how to open various menus. Also, there are no dedicated navigation controls, such as Talk and End keys or a back button, so simple tasks like making a call requires extra steps.
You do get a full QWERTY keyboard, which you can access by sliding the screen up. There isn't much spacing between the keys but we found the buttons to be a good size so we didn't have too much trouble using it. Our biggest complaint is that the space bar is located off center, which interrupts the flow of typing.
On the right side of the phone, you'll find a lock switch, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the stylus. There's also a kickstand on back that allows you to prop the N900 on a flat surface and watch movies or view a slideshow hands free.