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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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VIDEO: Nokia N900 Overclocked Up To 1GHz

Sunday, 04 April 2010 09:48

Written by Apocalypso

hackingIf there's a problem with Nokia's first Maemo based Samrtphone it's the battery life which is just too short and just in case you want to make it even shorter read on.

You see, although Nokia N900 is one of the fastest Nokia devices in the market in terms of clock speed, Maemo hackers have managed to push the limit further and overclock N900 to 1GHz, which is nearly 100% faster than the original clock speed .

Anyway, if you are a professional who doesn't care about battery life and you plan to overclock your phone then you mus... .. .

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TECHNOLOGY: 3D Touchscreen Displays For Mobile Devices, Which Require No Special Glasses

Saturday, 03 April 2010 09:45

Written by Apocalypso

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Sharp Corporation has developed a 3D touchscreen LCD featuring the industry’s highest brightness that can switch between 2D and 3D modes.

Users can view 3D images without the need to wear special glasses, making this LCD ideal for mobile devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones, and smartphones.

The newly developed 3D LCD uses a parallax barrier system to display 3D images. This parallax barrier, which has a series of vertical slits, is incorporated into an ordi... .. .

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First MeeGo Build For Nokia N900 Now Available For Download!

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 18:52

Written by Apocalypso

meego_tmUnless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you've heard that Intel and Nokia have announced strategic relationship to shape next era of mobile computing innovation.

To realize this shared vision, both companies are expanding their longstanding relationship to define a new mobile platform beyond today's smartphones, notebooks and netbooks, enabling the development of a variety of innovative software, mobile Internet services for mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, media phones, connected TVs, and in-vehicle infotainment systems.

The first release of MeeGo is scheduled for the second quarter, with compatible devices launching later in the ye... .. .

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Maemo OS On Windows Mobile powered HTC HD2

Tuesday, 30 March 2010 07:16

Written by Apocalypso

thoughts_tmDo you ever imagine running Maemo platform on other Mobile devices? Well, if you don’t like Nokia hardware [ how could anyone not like HQ Nokia devices made of plastic that looks and feels cheap ;o) ] but you do like this cute and easy to use open source operating system read on.

You see, Jykazu has managed to ‘run’ latest version of Maemo OS on an Windows Mobile powered HTC HD2 and upload video on his YouTube channel to show off how Maemo looks like on an amazing HD2's 4.3in WVGA (480x800) screen.

The only problem is that video is actually fake and it is apparently not possible, not yet at least, but who knows, Maemo is truly open source OS and in op... .. .

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LXDE (Ubuntu mobile 9.04) On Mer Running Smoothly On N900!

Thursday, 25 March 2010 18:26

Written by Apocalypso

ubuntu_tmI know I am very, very, very behind on this, but I decided to add this amazing Lifenexus ‘s tweak to our hacking section, mainly for the benefit of those who don't read our forum section frequently.

Anyway, I guess most fo you will agree with me that Nokia N900 is probably the most ingenuous and powerful combination of software and hardware that Nokia has ever created.

Of course, Nokia N900 is not first Linux based device out there but what makes N900 different is how Nokia uses Linux and fact that Maemo is not yet another Linux BASED platform, Maemo IS Linux with a touch opti... .. .

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Nokia Honors Consumer Innovation at CTIA: PUSH N900 MOD IN THE USA Winner!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010 15:52

Written by Apocalypso

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Continuing a rich history of fostering innovation, Nokia s proud to announce the winning team of the PUSH N900 MOD IN THE USA competition - BrettSarahTops - for their work turning the Nokia N900 into a car-like dashboard showcasing odometer, speedometer and more.

The competition, which began in January, pushed the capabilities for the Nokia N900 both from a hardware and software prospective; further showing that the Nokia N900 is one of the most advanced mobile computer currently available.

"Seeing what these teams were able to create using the Nokia N900 in just a few weeks time is a true testa"... .. .

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Quantum Dot Material Replaces Silicon; Enables Stunning Image Quality on Smartphones

Tuesday, 23 March 2010 11:01

Written by Apocalypso

quantumtmUshering in a new era of high-performance image sensors, InVisage Technologies, Inc. – a venture-backed start-up that is revolutionizing the way light is captured – today announced QuantumFilm.

Harnessing the power of custom-designed semiconductor materials, QuantumFilm image sensors are the world’s first commercial quantum dot-based image sensors, replacing silicon. InVisage delivers 4x higher performance, 2x higher dynamic range and professional camera features not yet found in mobile image sensors.

The first QuantumFilm-enabled product, due out later this year, solves the crucial challenge of capturing stunni... .. .

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How Much Is Enough? Sandisk's 16GB MicroSD Cards Are On The Way

Monday, 22 March 2010 18:05

Written by Apocalypso

sandisktm One of the best known manufacturer of flash memory card, Sandisk has started making the jump to 32GB capacity with the introduction of its new 32GB MicroSD card, which is the industry-leading capacity and will be the world's largest removable storage capacity for mobile phones.

This increased capacity, coupled with the high performance of the SanDisk Mobile Ultra line, allows consumers to further take advantage of the many storage-intensive features offered by today's portable handsets such as music playback, photo and video camera functions, gaming and GPS applications.

A must-have product for consumers who embody the digital lifestyle, the SanDisk Mobile Ultra high-performance card... .. .

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Apps, Maps And Other Objects Of Desire: Nokia Celebrates 25 Years Of Innovation At CTIA

Monday, 22 March 2010 17:08

Written by Apocalypso

dev_summit At the 25th annual CTIA Wireless 2010 show in Las Vegas, Nokia is proud to celebrate a quarter-century of wireless industry advances, highlighting the latest in apps, content, devices, developers, and creative innovation - all of which influences the way you live with technology today.

At CTIA Nokia is demonstrating a wide array of solutions that help consumers connect to what matters most in their world. Making its first public debut is the Nokia 5230 Nuron, available tomorrow with T-Mobile, in addition to Ovi Maps and free navigation, and the innovative creations from the finalists of the "Push N900 Mod in the USA" -contest.

Featuring the creators of some of the hottest apps and content available on Ovi Store, the Nokia booth also inclu... .. .

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Dev tip: New Maemo 5 SDK Release 5 Available!

Monday, 22 March 2010 16:57

Written by Apocalypso

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Those interested in developing widgets and applications for the world's most powerful smartphone, would like to know that Forum Nokia has released the 5th update of the Maemo™ 5 SDK today.

release contains many different additions/deletions/updates and features the Qt4.6 library. It also contains package updates required for software designed for the next Maemo product software update coming out soon.

The Maemo 5 Final SDK has its fifth update, which is an early access to the fourth product software update, being vers... .. .

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The First Turn-By-Turn Navigation For Nokia N900 Finally Available For Purchase

Thursday, 18 March 2010 22:02

Written by Apocalypso

sigic_tmThe first turn-by-turn voice guided navigation application for Maemo phones has got available for European Nokia N900 users at Sygic web e-shop.

With the full set of navigation features, multiple user settings, fast route calculation, user-friendly operation and the latest maps situated on-board of the device, Sygic Mobile Maps turns Nokia N900 into a full-featured personal navigation device, and provides for superb user experience and reliable navigation.

We truely appologise for delaying this official information by one day - yesterday the demand for download hit our server infrastru... .. .

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Vote For 'Member Of The Month' And Win Cool Prizes!

Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:20

Written by Apocalypso

gift Over the last couple of weeks the MF Moderators, Admin and Members of the Dev team have discussed what to do with the SF/MF’s 'Member Of The Month' award and we came up with some great ideas on how to improve it and what is even more importantly, how to involve more participation in process of nominating, voting and awarding.

But that's not all, for the first time we are running the Member Of The Year Competion and offering some really cool prizes for the winner as well as for the voters. It is time to let you all decide who will be our first SF/MF Member of the year and to win either 16GB microSD card orfree softw... .. .

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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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