By Chuong Nguyen | January 15, 2010 4:40 PM
It looks like Nokia engineers are keeping busy as the firm is rolling out its second firmware update this week for the Maemo-Linux Nokia N900. The update can be downloaded over the air (OTA) by way of the Application Manager on the device.
The update promises to bring:
First up is support for the Swiss keymat variant with hardware and virtual keyboard layouts supporting the combination of German, Italian and English characters. We’ll also see full compatibility with certain SIM cards from network operator 3. Although only a small number of SIM cards were impacted at the time, this release means the N900 is now fully compatible with 3 SIM cards.
Mail for Exchange also sees an update which will it allow it to work with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. This should bring the possibility of Exchange integration to a much broader group of users.
Ovi Maps also gets the update treatment, with improvements made to search performance and route calculation. Beyond these major changes come a range of smaller usability improvements which have been worked into the release and are based on the excellent user feedback the team have received (keep it coming).
Thus far, it seems battery life and speed are slightly improved as a result of the upgrade.