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Nokia announces official Qt port to Maemo 5

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

qt_tmNokia today announced the creation of the official Qt port to Maemo 5 and published an initial Technology Preview release. This port to Maemo 5 means that developers can now use Qt to target the upcoming Nokia N900 device and also ensures that applications can be easily ported to all Qt's supported platforms including the next Maemo 6 release as well as Symbian and Windows Mobile.

The Qt port to Maemo 5 is designed specifically to work within the Maemo 5 environment, which will power the upcoming Nokia N900 device. The port itself will be based on Qt's upcoming version 4.6 and is scheduled for final release in Q1 of 2010.

"With this announcement and our upcoming port of Qt to the Symbian platform, we will quickly see Qt established as a leading framework for mobile application development. Developers will be able to use Qt as a framework to create powerful native applications and with Qt's Webkit integra... .. .

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Forum Nokia Released The Final Version Of Maemo 5 SDK

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

sdkThose interested in developing widgets and applications for the world's most powerful smartphone, would like to know that Forum Nokia has released the final version of the Maemo 5 SDK.

This is the first SDK release done in Forum Nokia and contains everything a developer needs to get their software ready for N900 users. It delivers the latest Maemo 5 code base, which is a reason good enough for any Maemo developer to install it and leave behind previous versions.

This first stabile version of Nokia N900 SDK is available for free and basically all you need is a valid Forum Nokia account. It is also important to say that SDK contains fully functional emulator and information that might be interesting even for non-developing oriented users and possi... .. .

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Reminder: Maemo Summit, 9 – 11 October, Amsterdam, The Netherlands!

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

dev_summitThe Maemo Summit 2009 is the second, annual get-together of the Maemo Community. Technology enthusiasts, apps developers, and platform developers meet to network, share their latest innovation, learn about future trends and just have fun.

Content will be the second most important aspect of the conference, after the social aspect of getting the Maemo community together. The Nokia N900 built on Maemo 5 will be in the spotlight of this year's event and they are expecting more than a 400 enthusiasts this year.

First day is being organised by Nokia, and two days by the community. On Friday, the 9th, keynote speakers including Ari Jaaksi, VP Maemo Devices, and Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation will talk about the big pict... .. .

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Nokia N900 Delayed Until Late October?!

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

n900_maemoUnless you've been living under a rock or whiling away the summer on some lonely tropical island, you've probably heard about the latest Nokia smartphone and company’s plans to roll it out at the beginning of the month but it seems that it might push device launch to the end of October

According to a recent article on Slash Gear, the Nokia N900 is set to make an appearance on the market later this month with the expected price tag of €600. Regarding prices, in Germany the street prices are settling at a low of about 520 Euro. In the UK, where sales tax is less, the prices are closing in on the 500 Euro mark.... .. .

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Nokia N900 Bargian Hunter News

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

article_tmThe Nokia N900, Nokia's recently announced Maemo Linux smartphone, is already one of the most talked about electronics devices on the web. Even getting mentioned on The iPhone Blog, the N900 has shockingly risen into the top ten best selling unlocked mobile devices above $500 on Amazon.com, and all via preorders, with the device not expected on retail shelves for another 2-4 weeks.

Obviously, the world has been N900 shopping. Nokia.com lists the N900 at 499 GBP in the UK, and $649 USD in the US along with a free bluetooth headset. But what type of deals can be had for those willing to search for the best deal? Is the N900 really as expensive as previously announced, or are there opportunities to get this powerhouse for a reasonable price?

I did a little sleuthing of my own, searching for the best N900 deals in the land. I ignored the "too good to be true" offers (One retailer claimed to have the N900 in stock and read... .. .

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Dev Tip: Five New Maemo Documents From Forum Nokia

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

sdkMobile developers working on content and applications for Maemo-based devices have five new documents from Forum Nokia. Maemo, a computer architecture platform built from open source components, is the developer platform for four Nokia devices: the Nokia N800, Nokia N810, Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition, and Nokia N900 device. The new documents are:

Maemo 5 Desktop Widget UI Guidelines: Explains how to build consistent and user-friendly desktop widgets following the design philosophy, interaction model, and visual look-and-feel of Maemo 5.

Redesigning from Maemo 4 to Maemo 5: Describes how to redesign a Maemo 4 application for Maemo 5, that is, the Hildon 2.2 UI Style. The Modest e-mail client is use... .. .

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Nokia In Brazilian Jujitsu Battle Over Ovi Name

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

lawYou remember the old childhood song by George and Ira Gershwin, "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"... "You like poTAto and I like poTAHto, You like toMAto and I like toMAHto; PoTAto, poTAHto, toMAto, toMAHto! Let's call the whole thing off!"

I thought you would. But evidently, not everyone does. According to Reuters European technology correspondent Tarmo Virki, Brazilian telecom services outfit Ouvi Divulgacao e Marketing em Celulares Ltda, which is Portuguese for "we sell ringtones, games, and whatnot" (Not really, kids. Say in school...) told Reuters that Nokia is misusing the Ovi brand in Brazil, and trying to compete directly its own Ouvi, a brand the Brazilian company has used since 2004. Both brands are pronounced OH-vee, so this could get pretty sticky.

Nokia has been using the Ovi brand since 2007, which is a good three years after the Brazilian company. But here's the real situation. Nokia claims to have filed trademark applications for Ovi before the Brazilian company, but neither party has its trademark duly issued and regis... .. .

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Help Add Automatic Screen Rotation to the N900

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

toolsThe Nokia N900 is mere weeks from landing in our hands, and soon we'll be able to finally add features at will without having to hack and force our way around the wishes of Nokia. It will be a fine day for Freaks across the world. But luckily, you don't have to wait to get started. You can participate NOW!

One of the biggest initial shortcomings of the N900 is its lack of portrait mode support throughout the device user interface, something Symbian users take for granted. Currently, only the Phone and third party apps will allow portrait mode and automatic screen rotation via the included but underutilized accelerometer.

Whether Nokia will change this in the future isn't clear, nor is it important, because Maemo is an open source OS. So we can add it ourselves. Unfortunately, its easier said than done, since adding Automatic Screen Rotation brings along many issues that need solving. The good news is there is a venue to solve those proble... .. .

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Nokia named world's most sustainable technology company

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

dowjonesNokia is the world's most sustainable technology company according to the 2009 -10 edition of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes that went live today. Already rated for several years as the leader within the Europe and Communications categories, this year Nokia was also chosen as "World Technology Supersector Leader" making it number one across the entire global technology sector.

The Dow Jones Indexes are globally respected rankings of how well the world's leading corporations are integrating sustainability into their businesses. Selecting components from 2,500 companies in over 50 countries, the indexes are relied upon by leading institutional investors.

Commenting on the news, Rick Simonson, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Nokia said, "Achieving the world number one slot across the entire global technology industry is a great achievement. It reflects the continued and strong commitm... .. .

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Nokia Is Surprised With Unanimously Positive Reactions Towards N900

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

surprisedThe most ingenuous and powerful combination of software and hardware ever created has received tremendous buzz from both carriers and consumers and I would say even Nokia has been surprised with the success of its first Maemo powered smartphone and unanimously positive response they were receiving from large majority of participants at its recent Nokia World show in Stuttgart.

Not only consumers but whole mobile industry itself seems somewhat caught by surprise with the release of Nokia N900 and Nokia’s decision to switch its high-end devices from Symbian to Linux based Maemo platform. But it is not only Maemo, neither the hardware, nor the way it looks, it is ope... .. .

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Nokia Cityman: Your Chance To Win N900 or N97 Mini

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

winnerEncouraged by the success and the great reactions to the Cityman Antitheft camping, folks over at official Nokia Nseries blog have decided to hold auditions in order to find the next Cityman! For those who don’t know, the Cityman Antitheft is designed to keep your N97 safe from criminally insane Symbian Freaks :)

In the 80´s Citymen were confidently striding through the financial district, massive phone (nicknamed Gorba) in one hand and briefcase in the other. But now we’re looking for the 21st Century Cityman!

To enter, here’s what you do you’ll need to use the Cityman Antitheft device and get someone to take a photo of you (80’s style gives you extra points!) If you haven’t managed to get your hands on the Super limited edition Cityman Antitheft, print below linked pdf file and give your Nokia N97 outfit that per... .. .

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The new Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 Injects Speed & Power Into Mobile Computing

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:20

n900_tmNokia today marked the next phase in the evolution of Maemo software with the new Nokia N900. Taking its cues from the world of desktop computing, the open source, Linux-based Maemo software delivers a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device.

The Nokia N900 has evolved from Nokia's previous generation of Internet Tablets and broadens the choice for technology enthusiasts who appreciate the ability to multitask and browse the internet like they would on their desktop computer.

Running on the new Maemo 5 software, the Nokia N900 empowers users to have dozens of application windows open and running simultaneously while taking full advant... .. .

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