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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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Sygic’s turn-by-turn navigation compatible with new Nokia Maemo phones

Monday, 16 November 2009 07:50

Written by Apocalypso.

sigic_tmSygic announces the compatibility of its Mobile Maps turn-by-turn navigation application with the new Nokia Maemo mobile phones. The application will get ready for sale from Sygic web site e-shop by the end of 2009.

Turn-by-turn voice guided navigation software Sygic Mobile Maps converts mobile phones into full-featured navigation devices. Sygic now extends its current compatibility range to support the new Nokia Maemo 5 OS devices. Further operating systems supported already are iPhone, Symbian, Android and Windows Mobile, incl. Windows Mobile 6.5.

All currently available regional apps for other operating systems are in progress to be available on Nokia Maemo... .. .

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Smartphone Sales Grew 13 Per Cent in Third Quarter of 2009

Thursday, 12 November 2009 10:36

Written by Apocalypso.

statistic_tmWorldwide mobile phone sales totalled 308.9 million units in the third quarter of 2009, a 0.1 per cent increase from the third quarter of 2008, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales surpassed 41 million units, a 12.8 per cent increase from the same period last year, and Apple overtook RIM in Western Europe for the first time since the launch of the iPhone.

“The third quarter of 2009 saw the announcement of many new mobile devices, including several Android smartphones ready for the holiday season in the fourth quarter, but hardware commoditisation and the growth in open platforms will make it harder for them to stand out,” said Carolina Milanesi, research director at Gartn... .. .

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Nokia Starts Shipping Its First Linux based Smartphone, Nokia N900

Tuesday, 10 November 2009 09:56

Written by Apocalypso.

n900_tm Accroding to Reuters’ Tarmo Virki, Nokia has started deliveries of its first Linux powered Smartphone, a real game-changer that will help Nokia to finally turn the tide of smartphone war in their favour and control the mobile market again.

Nokia Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said in a speech the company started deliveries of the phone on Tuesday.

Analysts see N900 and following Linux devices as key for Nokia to gain back ground in the coming years, something that market has been waiting for a years, a real game-changer that will help Nokia to finally turn the tide of smartphone war in their favour and con... .. .

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Firefox For Maemo BETA 5 Improves User Experience And Performances

Tuesday, 10 November 2009 06:10

Written by Apocalypso.

fennec Couple of months ago, Mozilla, the nonprofit organization behind Firefox, has rolled out first beta version of Fennec, the long awaited mobile version of the Firefox and now I'm glad to inform you that they have released a fifth beta for Nokia’s Maemo based devices last night which bringing them one step closer to the final release.

The initial focus of Fennec development was on building a new user experience that reflects Firefox's design principles, adding touch screen support and other interactions appropriate for mobile phones and other handheld devices, while preserving leading features like the Smart URL Bar ("awesome bar") and support for add-ons.

Feirefox beta 5 further improves user experience, brings numerous performance, speed, functionality and UI improv... .. .

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'Firefox Goes Mobile' Design Challenge Winner Announced

Saturday, 07 November 2009 07:05

Written by Apocalypso.

pocketfox_tmAs most of you already know, Firefox is coming to mobile phones and it is a huge step towards the goal of providing access to one Web that everyone can enjoy regardless of device or location, and bringing well known Firefox's customization, usability and features to the world of mobile.

As the part of this transition, they have started “Firefox Goes Mobile” design challenge with the main goal to create the official emblem of the new mobile version of Firefox. By "emblem" they mean an image that can used to represent the themes and value of Firefox for mobile in a wide variety of promotional while the Firefox logo we all know will continue to work quite well for that purpose.

Anyway, the results from the Mozilla Creative Collective’s “Firefox Goes Mobile” design challenge are in, and the winner is “Pocketfox”, by Yaroslaff Chekunov. As the official emblem of the upcoming mobile version of Fir... ...

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Nokia To Be Available Starting On November 14th In The US And 16th In UK

Friday, 06 November 2009 07:38

Written by Apocalypso.

n900_tmNokia has officially unveiled its first Linux powered smartphone couple of months ago on 27 August, but only started taking pre-orders for the device last month but unfortunately company failed to deliver phone as promised which makes the long wait even more frustrating!

However, it seems that long wait is nearly over, as Softpedia and Pocket Lint reports that phone is rumored to make an appearance in the US as soon as on November 14, while it is expected to hit the shelves in the UK two days later on November 16.

Nokia's highly anticipated smartphone will be available on Orange with £0 price if the buyer agree to signing 2-year cont... .. .

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Nokia Entering A Perfect Storm For Gains In The US Market

Thursday, 05 November 2009 19:49

Written by Chris McFann

americaA small series of events in the mobile technology industry have produced ideal market conditions for Nokia in the US smartphone market. While predictions of Nokia's doom and failure in the US market continue throughout the blogosphere, Nokia has stayed its course, and hedged its bets on only competing in the US market when the opportunity was optimal for sustainable growth.

This strategy looks to have been sound, as the perfect conditions for Nokia to act have finally arrived, and Nokia is making its move, entering into a perfect storm for increasing mar... .. .

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Gallery: Much Awaited Nokia N900 Gets Unboxed

Thursday, 05 November 2009 08:07

Written by Apocalypso.

n900_hands_onWell boys (and girls), Maemo lovers especially, as the launch date of your much awaited Nokia N900 is getting closer and closer the more unboxing videos and photos starting to appear all around.

Yeah, I know, smartphone unboxing stories are a little lame (and maybe a little pointless), but we are all getting very excited as the day is getting closer to when the phone that could change the smartphone game will finally arrives to stores near us.

So here it is, a little photo story, performed below by unnamed editor from Fone Arena who managed to get his hands on the most ingenuous and powerful combination of software and hardware that they have ever created.... .. .

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Viral Maemo Marketing Continues With New Mysterious Video!

Monday, 02 November 2009 21:42

Written by Chris McFann

thoughts_tmIt isn't over. Oh no. The mysterious N900 continues to be the subject of more mysterious viral marketing videos, courtesy of a vague video email from WOMWorld this morning.

This time it is set in the previously empty interrogation room first seen on MaemoProject.com, focus of a previous N900 contest and marketing campaign. You remember, right?

Click the penguin when it appeared to win an N900? Anyway, this time, the interrogation room is filled with 4 people, along with at least four others watching throu... .. .

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Nokia N900 Hands On Preview [Video & Photo & Text]

Friday, 30 October 2009 08:51

Written by Sergejs Cuhrajs

n900_sergej_handson_tmHello dear Maemo Freaks or maybe you, first time visitor. In that case, I whole heartedly welcome you to the definitive Maemo blog and to our very first coverage of the upcoming Nokia N900, that is already viewed by many as the next big step in mobile phone (r)evolution.

During my visit at the Symbian Exchange & Exposition event that was held a few days ago in London, I was able to snatch this highly anticipated device for a closer inspection under my camera.

Perhaps there's some hidden plot I'm yet to fully uncover, but I’ve noticed a surprisingly large number of people thoughtfully typing with N900’s like there was no tomorrow, and my geeks heart almost couldn't bear to watch. A quick glance at their badges with 'Nokia' written bell... .. .

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FM radio Application For N900 Gets Intuitive and Cool looking UI

Friday, 30 October 2009 06:59

Written by Apocalypso.

radio_fm_tmAs many of you are aware the release of the Nokia N900 has been delayed several times. This has been due mainly to Nokia desire to finally make things right and give their customers exactly what they deserve and that's the best Smartphone on the market.

The hardware is ready and waiting for the firmware which is the key to everything and there are still couple of missing features and few rough spots where the developers haven't completely finished their work.

Technically, there is only so much that can be done with hardware but when it comes to software the sky is the limit. Operating systems are always a work in progress and the work is never done to improve them! Nokia also beli... .. .

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STRATEGY ANALYTICS: Nokia Well-Placed for Enterprise Mobility Growth

Thursday, 29 October 2009 18:14

Written by Apocalypso.

thumb_ubDespite the heavy consumer slant given to announcements at Nokia World 2009, Nokia remains very active in its approach to its enterprise business, not only through its lineup of enterprise devices, but also through its work with ISV and mobile operator partners. Nokia positions the E Series offering effectively with business customers, according to the new Strategy Analytics service report, “ Commoditizing Enterprise Mobility: An Analysis of Nokia’s Wireless Enterprise Strategy”

With over 5 million E71 devices shipped--and 4.7 million shipped in Q2 2009 alone--Nokia aligns its successful E Series smartphone portfolio most effectively with wireless carriers, and Through its Mail for Exchange offering, Nokia offers the most popular enterprise applications, such as direct access mobile email. However, North America, now the world’s most important smartp... .. .

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Nokia N900 Hands On

n900 Since the first Linux powered Nokia phone became official last week, there has been a lot of buzz about device and the huge influx of various different photos, videos and even camera samples onto the internet but most of these materials were produced by Nokia Press studios and if you one of those who prefer real user experience over boring press materials read on!

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Bounce Demo Looks Awesome

bounceThe rendering quality offered by a hardware accelerated core and the OMAP chipset is obviously a lot better than through software rendering. The addition of high-performance hardware, Filtering Modes, MIPMapping and higher resolution textures massively improve the appearance of objects removing the ugly, pixelated blockiness seen in softw... .. .

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Vision Of Mixed Reality

mixed As our lives become increasingly digital, and information about our environment becomes both more contextual and readily available, we will soon want to interact with the ever-growing amounts of information and expect capabilities provided by mobile technology to be delivered in more intuitive and convenient ways. Rather than having to acti... .. .

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