by Chuong Nguyen | January 13, 2010 7:27 AM
The Nokia N900 is one of the most powerful mobile smartphone on the market right now--so powerful that Nokia has even dubbed it a mobile computer--but thus far the device has found itself with less apps than more established platforms like Windows Mobile, Android, webOS, and BlackBerry. That's all about to change as Nokia has recently unleashed its Ovi Store to carry applications compatible for the open Maemo-Linux platform. Users with the N900 can get the software store loaded by performing a software update to get the latest revision of Maemo 5 on their devices--just go to Application ...
by Chuong Nguyen | December 17, 2009 11:11 AM
The Nokia N900 is a powerful machine running a Linux core with Maemo Linux as its operating system, and more specifically Maemo 5. Nokia gave us a tour of the device at CTIA in October, and now the device is shipping in unlocked form for $570, quite the drop from its intended $650 MSRP when the device initially was slated for shipment in November. Like Google Android, Maemo 5 is based on Linux; however, unlike Android, Nokia has promised to retain the power of Linux by keeping Maemo relatively open and accessible to users and developers. Unlike many other Nokia phones, this one does not ...
by Chuong Nguyen | December 8, 2009 4:22 PM
Optima OP5-E is a Maemo Linux internet tablet with a 4.3-inch display, a wireless card, and an 800 MHz processor that will compete against the Nokia N900. The Optima-made device doesn't have the sliding keyboard that the N900 has and the former boasts to the the first device to run Maemo Linux outside of Nokia. (via: Engadget)
by Chuong Nguyen | December 3, 2009 9:50 AM
Nokia has pledged to update the user interface for its Symbian and Linux-based Maemo smartphones in 2010. Thus, far, the company--like its rival Microsoft--has remained with resistive touchscreen technology and has only begun to look at capacitive touchscreens with the advent of the Nokia X6 smartphone. According to Nokia, the new strategies for 2010 include: - Improve our user experience; - Re-engineer our Symbian user interface; deliver a major product milestone before mid-year 2010, and another major product milestone before the end of 2010; - Deliver our first Maemo 6-powered mobile ...
by Chuong Nguyen | November 18, 2009 12:13 PM
After a Samsung executive told reporters that the company will not support Symbian, leading the Korean manufacturer to quickly issue a retraction, it looks like things are actually not so rosy with the Nokia-led platform that has turned open source recently. The Maemo operating system marketing team was a biut loose-lipped at a recent Nokia N900 London event and told attendees that Nokia would make a shift from S60 to Maemo. Maemo is still an amerging platform which is based on Linux, and offers a great user experience. However, at this point, the lack of Nokia services, applications, and ...
by Chuong Nguyen | November 17, 2009 12:44 AM
The Nokia N900, with its Linux Maemo operating system at its heart, is a multitasking beast! We saw the device handle a few programs with a visual task manager at CTIA, but it looks like reviewers are getting a handle on how well juggling several opened items at the same time works on the device. The device can manage 12 apps opened at the same time and the music player running in the background without much slow down! Try juggling that many opened cards on the webOS Palm Pre or the Android HTC Hero! (via: MobileTechWorld)
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