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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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Nokia Launches A Million Dollar Venture Challenge To Encourage Innovators To "Do Good" In Growth Economies

Saturday, 09 January 2010 13:14

Written by Apocalypso.

innovator_tmGood ideas are a dime a dozen, or so the saying goes. But now a single good ideacould be worth a million dollars (USD). Nokia has announced a million dollarventure challenge to encourage innovators to create a mobile product or servicethat raises the standard of living or enhances the lives of those in growtheconomies.

The Growth Economy Venture Challenge is part of Nokia's globalCalling All Innovators competition announced on January 7 at the ConsumerElectronics Show (CES).

Announcing the GrowthEconomy Venture Challenge today at the conclusion of his keynote at CES, NokiaCEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo called on inno... .. .

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Nokia Leads Fourteenth Greenpeace's Guide To Greener Electronics!

Saturday, 09 January 2010 12:39

Written by Apocalypso.

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International environmental organization Greenpeace has published its fourteenth Guide to Greener Electronics, and Finnish mobile phone giant continues to lead Greenpeace's list, with a score of 7.3 out of 10.

Sony Ericsson follows closely, and is the only company to score full marks on all the toxic chemicals criteria.

In third place is Toshiba, but it risks losing points if it fails to meet its commitment to market new models of all its consumer electronics products that are free of PVC and BFRs by 1 April 2010. Philips comes in fourth place, while Apple rises from ni... .. .

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Marvell Announces Another Breakthrough in Chip Technology: World's First Quadruple Core Processor for ARM Instruction!

Saturday, 09 January 2010 11:05

Written by Apocalypso.

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Marvell, a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced another breakthrough in advanced chip design: the world's first "quadruple" core processor for applications utilizing the ARM instruction set.

Building on a long and successful history of CPU core development and previous multicore implementations, Marvell's achievement represents a milestone breakthrough for the ARM ecosystem with many positive implications for consumers.

Based on the same CPU architecture as the Marvell® ARMADA™ 500 and 600 processor series, Marvell's quadcore implementation can deli... .. .

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Firefox For Maemo RC2 Now Available And Fixes Major Performance Issue

Saturday, 09 January 2010 08:20

Written by Apocalypso.

thumb_ub Earlier this morning the Mozilla community released the second release candidate of Firefox mobile browser for Maemo based devices that fixes bug which brings latest Nokia’s Linux based device to its knees!

If you’ve already got beta 5 installed on your Nokia N900 or N810, you will be receiving a software update shortly. Otherwise, if you’re viewing this on your device, you can get it for a test drive from here or you can visit Firefox.com/mobile to learn more and download it as well.

Firefox for Maemo RC2 is a pretty hot update that includes latest version of our layout engine, Gecko 1.9.2 RC1, which is the same version that the soon-t... .. .

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DOCOMO Develops 8-Band Power Amplifier for Mobile Phones

Friday, 08 January 2010 10:42

Written by Apocalypso.

amplifier_tmNTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has developed a prototype multi-band power amplifier that accommodates eight frequency bands between 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz, paving the way for lightweight, all-in-one mobile phones capable of standalone wireless communications of different standards, including the forthcoming extra-fast LTE standard as well as existing W-CDMA and GSM.

Power amplifiers are used in mobile phones to increase signal power up to levels required for wireless communication. As conventional multi-band phones must em... .. .

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Missing Conversation Plugins Now Available In Extras Repositories

Thursday, 07 January 2010 10:52

Written by Apocalypso.

chatting_tm Instant messaging has become an important part of everyday communication and one of the greatest features of Nokia N900 is the power it gives individuals to maintain and expand their online activity and stay connected with friends and people who share a similar interest, profession or hobby, whenever and wherever you like.

If you are looking for a mobile IM, Nokia N900 should be your first choice as it combines the best of the mobile phone and internet and offers the easiest, user friendly and feature rich all in one messenger solution on the mobile phones ever!

Unlike many of its competitors, Nokia N900 offers tight integration of the contacts and conversation application with a variety of communi... .. .

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New Marvell ‘s ARMADA 610 Processor to Bring 1080p Full-HD Encode/ecode and 3D Multimedia Performance to Mobile Connected Devices

Wednesday, 06 January 2010 15:20

Written by Apocalypso.

hdreadyMarvell, a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced the newest addition to the ARMADA family of application processors – the Marvell® ARMADA™ 610 series.

Designed for mobility, the ARMADA 610 features a gigahertz-class CPU, integrated 1080p full-HD encode and decode, and 3D graphics to offer high performance and visual and entertaining experiences for eReader, Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), tablets, smartbook/netbooks, connected portable media players, smartphones, and new personal information appliances.

Apart from its family members, the ARMADA 610 is designed to use extremely low power while maintaining high proce... .. .

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gTranslate: Google Translator Client For Maemo Devices Gets An Update

Tuesday, 05 January 2010 09:05

Written by Apocalypso.

gtranslate_tm Google Translator application for Maemo 5 devices is a free, powerful and easy-to-use multilingual translation interface that uses the Google translation engine and satisfies your translation needs on the go.

Similar to its web based translation service, the Google Translation app for Nokia N900 translates a section of text into another language. While using the service, all you need to do is to select the source language type or paste some text, select the language in which it will be translated to, and finally tap on the tra... .. .

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Vote for 'Member Of The Year' Win SanDisk 16GB microSDHC Card And Handy Kingston Micro Reader!

Tuesday, 05 January 2010 08:19

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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Head of Nokia's Mobile Division Talks About Nokia's Corporate Strategy And Vision

Monday, 04 January 2010 17:47

Written by Apocalypso.

rick_simonson_tm Nokia’s executive vice-president and head of the mobile phones entity Rick Simonson, in a wide-ranging interview with India’s Economic Times, speaks about the challenges Nokia faces globally, even as he seeks to address many of the ‘misconceptions’ in the media’s reporting of Nokia’s performance. He also explains why the company remains bullish on winning the war in the long term.

Starting November 1, 2009, Rick Simonson holds the position of Executive Vice President and head of the Mobile Phones entity within the Devices unit. He also heads strategic sourcing for the whole of the Devices unit. In his prev... .. .

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Technology: Forget Fumbling With Tiny Smartphone Keys and Virtual Onscreen Keyboards

Monday, 04 January 2010 13:04

Written by Apocalypso.

air_keyboard_tmForget the fumbling with tiny cell phone keys and virtual onscreen keyboards.Prof. Masatoshi Ishikawa and Dr. Takashi Komuro of Tokyo University developed so-called "vision-based Input Interface" that allows users to control phone or even write short notes by capturing the movement of five fingers by embedded camera and translates it to command.

This touchless interface breaks down traditional barriers between people and technology, changing the way people interact with all kinds of everyday information. A prototype device developed by Tokyo University team is capable to process complex in-air movements of fing... .. .

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mkMMS: First Working Third Party MMS Application Now Available

Monday, 04 January 2010 08:18

Written by Apocalypso.

thumb_ub Nokia N900 is probably the most ingenuous and powerful combination of software and hardware that they have ever created but it is also first of its kind and there are couple of missing features and few rough spots where the developers haven't completely finished their work.

From other hand operating systems are always a work in progress and the work is never done to improve them!

Look at Apple; it took them couple of years and numerous software and even hardware updates to get the native support for MMS but apparently it will not be the ca... .. .

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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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