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toolsJust want to give everyone a quick heads up that Nokia has rolled out minor firmware update (3.2010.02-8) for Nokia N900 and you can get it as Firmware Over the Air (firmware over the air) through the Application manager or with Nokia Software Updater As well but in that case you'll lose all settings and apllications as well so be sure that you have valid back up before update.

If you haven’t been warned yet, than enable internet connection and refresh app manager and you should see the 16.2 MB large Firmware version 3.2010.02-8. It should be available for most of the generic product codes but owners of branded devices might have to wait a bit longer.

Although there is no detailed change log it is still highly suggestible to get it as it usually brings dozens of minor bug fixes and improves reliability of your pho... .. .

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Offline As It Happens: Get Your Hands On A Nokia N900!!!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009 20:32

Written by Apocalypso.

offline_tmWith the risk of repeating myself, I want to emphasize again that whoever is responsible for viral marketing and Nseries promotional videos deserves a medal!

The internet is an effective tool for viral marketing and Nokia continues to use YouTube and other social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and Flickr as a slick marketing tool to produce increases in brand awareness and to achieve other marketing targets.

Marketing fads come and go but YouTube and the viral advertising look like they are here to stay and here is yet another series of eye-catching, innovative, interesting and interac.. .. .

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385 Million Ultra Mobile Devices to Ship in 2014, According to ABI Research

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:26

Written by Apocalypso.

statistic_tmABI Research expects the Ultra Mobile Device (UMD) market – that is, the shipments of UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs), netbooks, MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) and mobile consumer electronics devices combined – to achieve a 385 million unit size in 2014. The diversity of form factors and device types we see today will likely continue as vendors look to meet each audience’s unique preferences.

“Consumers and business buyers are only recently accustomed to the netbook feature set,” says senior analyst Jeff Orr. “Regardless of vendor, the majority of today’s netbooks ship with Intel processors and Windows XP into developed markets.” As uptake continues, developing markets will become the larger opportunity leveraging both ARM-based processors and Linux operating syst... .. .

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Final Version Of Maemo Flasher Tool For Fremantle And Diablo Released

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 16:43

Written by Apocalypso.

sdkInstallation packages of Maemo Flasher-3.5 Tool for Linuxes, Mac OS X and Windows are now available from Maemo Development Environment Downloads page. Maemo Flasher-3.5 tool supports flashing of N8x0 devices with Diablo images and N900 device with Fremantle images.

The Maemo Flasher-3.5 Tool is a command line utility that supports flashing of N900 device with Fremantle 5.x platform releases and N800, N810 and N810 WiMAX devices with Diablo 4.1.x platform releases. Notice that older Maemo devices (like Nokia 770) and older Maemo platform releases (like Chinook) may require a specific Flasher Tool.

Maemo Flasher-3.5 Tool is targeted for Maemo developer usage but also technology oriented end users of Maemo devices can use it if complexity of tool and comm... .. .

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Wired.com's Review Editor On N900 : "Suck That iPhone!"

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 05:59

Written by Chris McFann

n900_hands_onWired.com and Wired Magazine is a popular award winning US tech publisher popular with 25-50 year old male college grads making $100k+ per year, tech enthusiasts, and the Silicon Valley tech community. With a magazine circulation of just over 705,000, and a website with 11.2 million unique users per month (it says alot for your audience when they prefer the online information to the paper periodical), it represents a popular media outlet amongst the target demographic for the Nokia N900.

Danny Dumas, their hip, young Reviews Editor, has gotten his hands on the N900. On their Gadget Lab blog, he gives a short but thorough video overview of the N900, which he described as a "portable desktop device", which I think fits perfectly. Wired is credited with coining the term crowdsourcing, and may have just coined a new one I thi... .. .

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DOSBox and Windows 3.11 Running On Nokia N900

Monday, 26 October 2009 21:01

Written by Apocalypso.

dosboxDOSBox is a free, open-source cross-platform MS-DOS emulator that uses the SDL library to emulates CPU:286/386 realmode/protected mode, Directory FileSystem/XMS/EMS, Tandy/Hercules/CGA/EGA/VGA/VESA graphics, SoundBlaster/Gravis Ultra Sound cards and makes possible to run many programs originally written for MS-DOS under Linux.

The emulator has been largely developed for use with old games and offers countless hours of reliving the classic games that newer systems may have a problem running but it can also be used to run many non-game DOS programs, including Windows 3.1!

The original source code has been forked to provide compatibility on a number of non-x86 PC comp... .. .

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Enabling the Nokia N900 to the Social Web with Pixelpipe

Monday, 26 October 2009 10:49

Written by Apocalypso.

pixelpipe_tmI just came across video taken at the recent CTIA conference in San Francisco that offers a quick overview of how to get your N900 publishing photos and video to over 115 services across the globe with the Pixelpipe plugin.

Pixelpipe is service that allows you to upload photos, video clips, and audio files through the Pixelpipe Media Gateway and distribute your content across to a growing number of different social networks, photo/video sites, blogs, and other online services.

With Pixelpipe you’re able to publish text, photos, videos, and audio directly to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, MySpace, and many other supported services – makin... .. .

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Nokia N900: Smartphone, Palmtop, Or Something Else?

Sunday, 25 October 2009 09:34

Written by Chris McFann

question_mark_tmSince the Nokia N900 has been announced, there have been a plethora of online reviews and articles about competing devices. I hear about devices such as the Nokia N97, Apple iPhone, Blackberry Storm2, HTC Touch Pro2, Palm Pre, and upcoming Verizon Droid/Motorola Sholes devices. This wasn't unexpected at all.As far as pocketable devices are concerned, on the surface, these seem to be the closest devices we could possibly compare to the N900.

They're pocketable, made by leading cellphone manufacturers, and allow you to handle communication, time management, computing, and web browsing on the go. But the similarities end there, and I intend to show exactly why the N900 is an entirely innovat... .. .

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deSpotify: Open Source Spotify Client Running On A Nokia N900!!

Saturday, 24 October 2009 06:11

Written by Apocalypso.

spotify_tmCouple of months ago, group of computer enthusiasts has created an open version of the Spotify music streaming client called deSpotify, that runs on most operating systems including Linux. The group of people is connected to the group #hack.se which is said to consist of people from the demoscene and piracy movement.

There were some claims that deSpotify is a rather extensive hack because #hack.se group has reverse engineered the Spotify protocols and have built client that decrypts the encrypted music served by Spotify, potentially allowing anyone to not just listen to music, but to download and save it as well.

Despotify has responded to this issue with the following info: 'People download music anyway, that's just the way it works, be it legal or not and there are far better places to download music (with better quality) than Spotify.'... .. .

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N900 Will Be "Gone 'Til November"

Thursday, 22 October 2009 16:17

Written by Chris McFann

thumb_downI can hear Wyclef Jean, famous singer, rapper, and producer, singing his hit "Gone 'Til November" as we speak.

And looks like Peter Schneider, Head of Maemo Marketing, and Jussi Mäkinen, Maemo Devices Marketing Manager, will be singing background. That's the tune they've been broadcasting as of yesterday.

First I received the tip from a fellow Freak, Naughty, who pointed us to an article on a Finnish website, Puhelinvertailu.com, and then got direct confirmation from Peter Schneider on the Maemo.org Forums with the follo... .. .

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ARM Delivers the Internet Everywhere With Most Power-Efficient and Cost-Effective Multicore Processor

Wednesday, 21 October 2009 11:23

Written by Apocalypso.

armARM today announced the launch of the ARM® Cortex-A5 MPCore processor – the smallest, lowest power ARM multicore processor capable of delivering the Internet to the widest possible range of devices, from ultra low cost handsets, feature phones and smart mobile devices to pervasive embedded, consumer and industrial devices.

Available as an extremely area- and power-efficient uniprocessor or up to a 4x multicore processor, the Cortex-A5 processor unleashes the outstanding performance and power scalability required for the compelling usage scenarios demanded by each of these markets. This extraordinary combination of performance, functionality and efficiency reinforces ARM’s clear leadership position in the highest-value and highest-volume application segments.

The Cortex-A5 uniprocessor provides a high-value migration path for the large number of existing ARM926EJ-S™ and ARM1176JZ-S™ processor licensees. By delivering better performance than the ARM1176JZ-S processor within the raw pow... .. .

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Skype To Be Deeply Integrated Into Maemo 5 OS

Wednesday, 21 October 2009 06:10

Written by Apocalypso.

skypeAccording to a spokesperson close to the development, Skype mobile team has confirmed that they’ll bring the world's leading Internet communications experience to the Nokia N900 and that Maemo 5 client will be available when the first hardware ship by the end of the month.

You may recall the Government fanfare that accompanied the launch of the Skype on the Nokia N800 couple of years ago when it was the only mobile device with Skype support and now thanks to the addition of the cell functionality, Nokia N900 owners around the world will also be able to use 3G to easily make and receive free Skype-to-Skype voice calls, in addition to low-cost Skype calls to landlines and mobile devices.

The Skype experience will be part of the address book and instant messaging software together with other services such as Google Talk, Jabber, Nokia IM and SIP clients that are deeply integrated in the software and with this in mind, N900 will deliver one of the best VOIP experi... .. .

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Nokia Gearing Up To Intensify Its Battle With Competitors?

Tuesday, 20 October 2009 15:44

Written by Chris McFann

ithasbegun_tmI've been a pretty loyal Nokia smartphone user the past 4 years, but not all has been rosy. Competition has risen, Nokia's marketshare has been on a roller coaster ride, and the public perception is Nokia is unwilling to take off the gloves when it comes to marketing and responses to its competition. This is especially the case in the US.

Well, this morning, while browsing my morning RSS feeds and checking the emails from last night, I got a message from WOMWorld. Hoping it was a message telling me a trial N900 with the sexy BH-905 headphones was on its way, I rushed to open it. But it wasn't a typical WOMWorld message.

No, this was almost cryptic, and I was confused about it in the beginning. The subject line said "Something to get your juices going." Here's the message, which was actually just a zip archive contai... .. .

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