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A 12.1 megapixel next generation N900: That’d be interesting

Rumours are abounding about Nokia coming out with an officially super-shit-hot Maemo device. Nokia has been very, very good at keeping schtum about announcements — indeed there’s an Apple-esque sheen around the company at the moment, especially after their Ovi Maps ‘it’s live, right now’ feature at their London press conference last week. There’s a […]

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N900 dual booting Maemo 5 and Android

Obviously the Nokia Maemo team would prefer you stuck with their rather nice operating system, Maemo. If you’re a bit of a geek, however, you can really take advantage of the N900’s capabilities and dual-boot it with Android. That’s what this chap has done. Here’s the video evidence: By about 1:50 he’s got Android running. […]

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N900 is still exclusive to Vodafone for another week

If you want to get your hands on the gorgeous N900 with all its Maemo goodness, you can still do so exclusively courtesy of Vodafone. I know there are a lot of MIR readers who were hunting for the device subsidised from an operator so do consider Vodafone. Pick it up for free at £45/month […]

Nokia’s Maemo: 43% of mobile developers in favour

So it’s time for today’s survey item and I’m taking a break from Vodafone 360 — this time we’re looking at Maemo.  If you recall, we’ve been running a mobile developer sentiment survey as part of the report we’re writing for an investment bank.   The survey is aimed at measuring sentiment, nothing more. (And the […]

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Why the Nokia N900 is No Better Than an HTC Mogul — Updated

The original stylus was a crude hunting and gathering tool used by Neanderthals. A million years later, little has changed.

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Using the N900’s linux terminal mode

A few people have asked me to check out the linux terminal mode on the Nokia N900. I’ve done that. Here’s a very quick video demonstrating ‘top’ and ‘ps’ running on the device. Download M4V Video | Subscribe to Podcast | Embed video

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Nokia N900 and BBC iPlayer – it’s bad news folks!

I’ve had a LOT of email from people asking me to try the Nokia N900 out with the BBC iPlayer. My expectations were high… but wait ’til you see the experience in the browser. It’s bad news. I think we’ll need to hope the BBC release a stand-alone app for the N900 — that’ll work […]

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Video: Nokia N900 running Google Wave

I was wondering how the Nokia N900 Maemo device would cope with Google Wave… would it work? Have Google created a custom version, as they have for iPhone and Android? How would it perform? I’m delighted to be able to answer with today’s episode…

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Nokia N900 Maemo ‘switch on & test’ videos

We published this afternoon’s ‘first impression’ videos featuring the Nokia N900 Maemo device on Mobile Developer TV exclusively — that’s where we invariably publish our videos first, so if you’d like to be notified immediately, do follow @mobdevtv (or sign-up to email updates on the site). Here for ease of viewing are the two first […]

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Nokia N900 photo samples: It’s a gorgeous interface

Taking photos and sharing them on the pre-release Nokia N900 is a joy, it really is. I’m flabbergasted by how Nokia have integrated the process together so that it’s so connected and so sensible. I had to pop out briefly to Sainsbury’s this afternoon (Americans: Sainsbury’s is a supermarket chain like Safeway). I took the […]

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Absolutely blown away by the N900

As you know I’ve been writing some pretty vehement opinions about Nokia’s output recently. Today, I’m at the opposite end of the scale having just received a pre-release N900 unit to test. This just goes to show how important it is to have hands-on. At Nokia World, I operated the camera whilst the always-informed Rafe […]

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All About Maemo goes live – put it in your feeds!

Mr Rafe Blandford is the man behind the behemoth that is All About Symbian. In recent weeks he and his team of geniuses have been putting the finishing touches to his all new site: All About Maemo.