Posts tagged with: MeeGo
  • by | January 18, 2012 12:57 AM

    Overnight, we told you about the big MeeGo Harmattan PR1.2 update that will soon be going out to owners of the N9. All told, PR1.2 is supposed to be one pretty-darn feature-packed release, containing what Nokia claims to be over 3,500 fixes and other improvements. While that all sounded great, we still didn't know just when the update would be arriving. It's still nothing absolute, but some tweets from a Nokia employee now give us an idea of just when PR1.2 might land for the N9. Sotiris Makrygiannis is Nokia's Director of applications for Meego, so he's certainly someone who should be in ...

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  • by | January 17, 2012 3:41 AM

    When we reviewed the Nokia N9 back in November we had a couple of comments related to the software side. The PR1.2 update -- we saw its initial screenshots last year -- should bring a couple of features as we've recently heard. Turns out that video calling, application folders, Camera and Gallery improvements are not the only new things to grace the N9. There will be a total number of more than 3,500 fixes, tweaks and improvements. The information comes officially from Nokia and, if you happen to have a Nokia N950 developer device, the new Harmattan PR1.2 update will soon land on your ...

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  • by | January 12, 2012 7:59 AM

    Right after we reviewed the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9 back in November -- and complained about some of the missing features of the platform -- screenshots emerged of a PR1.2 update, though without any specific details. Recently, some more screenshots indicate what might also be included with the platform refresh. One of the thing we complained about in the N9 (running MeeGo PR1.1 back then) was the fact that there was absolutely no use for the front-facing camera. PR1.2 seems to resolve that with the addition of video calling capabilities. The panel dedicated to the applications will get ...

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  • by | January 1, 2012 5:32 AM

    On behalf of the entire Pocketnow staff, allow me to wish you a very Happy New Year, with health, luck, prosperity and all (and only) good things! We'd like to thank all of you for helping us make 2011 the best year ever! We have lots of great stuff coming up in 2012 and we're confident it will be an even better year! Thanks again for your support and we wish you all the best!

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  • by | December 30, 2011 7:02 AM

    The MeeGo-powered Nokia N9, basically the twin brother of the Lumia 800 Windows Phone, is available in the U.K. via etailers like eXpansys. Usually the phone goes £454.99 (around $700) but if you hurry you might grab it at a much lower price. The pink one goes for £369.99 (roughly $570) and the cyan for £379.99 (around $585). These are all 16GB versions but if you prefer to have more storage and opt for the 64GB variant, you'll have to spend £579.99 (around $895). These prices are for unlocked phones with no contract and checking out the source links below you can also see how many ...

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  • by | December 28, 2011 4:25 AM

    The world's first GSM phone call was placed on July 1, 1991, when Finnish prime minister Harri Holkeri called Kaarina Suonio, mayor of Tampere city. Almost 21 years later Germany's Security Research Labs has found that there's a major security flaw in the system. According to researchers, an attacker could gain remote control of GSM phones and send text messages or place calls. Billions of people are using GSM technology which accounts for more than 80% of the global market. The vulnerability discovered could expose each and every one of these devices and could affect "hundreds of ...

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  • by | November 28, 2011 6:38 AM

    Nokia has already started distributing the PR1.1 for the MeeGo-powered N9 but it's good to know that the manufacturer is dedicated to maintaining the phone up to date. Screenshots of what appears to be PR1.2 have surfaced on the internet. Apparently there will be many new and cool things added to the phone. There's a new button to manage applications, a new camera user interface that has separate controls for the camera flash and options, same with video recording LED flash, new and stylish buttons, color profiles, face recognition in Gallery and more. Check out the source link for more ...

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  • by | November 21, 2011 4:02 AM

    Initially there were no plans for Nokia to bring its MeeGo-powered N9 to America but it appears that the Finnish manufacturer might have changed its mind. If you follow the source link to Amazon you'll see the phone listed with "Nokia" as its seller. You'll currently pay $649.99 for the phone, and, as we told you with the occasion of our review, it's a great device, though current iOS, Android and Windows Phone users are unlikely to jump ship and on-board the MeeGo train. If you're new to smartphones the N9 is a great addition though the price could be lower. Let us know if you're getting ...

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  • by | November 18, 2011 3:13 PM

    Nokia's N9 started getting its first major update, to PR1.1, earlier this month. The feature list contained a whole assortment of changes, and helped out with phone performance thanks to tweaks in multitasking and memory management. Nokia's just revealed one change that didn't make it into PR1.1 and will arrive in a future update, altering how the phone's default font appears in an effort to make it more readable. The problem now, as Nokia sees it, is that adjacent lines of the default Nokia Pure Text font are spaced too closely together. If you're reading English text, it probably already ...

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  • by | November 18, 2011 5:39 AM

    The Nokia N9 was announced as being the first "pure-touch" smartphone without the need or presence of hardware/capacitive buttons on the front of the device in order to operate it. It is powered by MeeGo, a platform Stephen Elop said "inspires both confidence and excitement" in October 2010; that was before the February 2011 moment where Nokia decided to go Windows Phone and abandon the platform. However, Espoo chose to give MeeGo a chance on its Nokia N9 and they did a good job! The phone is built around the single gesture common to all people, which is the swipe. The whole experience is ...

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  • by | November 12, 2011 2:33 AM

    If you thought that the microSIM, the tiny SIM card that became popular with Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad, was difficult to handle (and cut out for some), brace yourselves and prepare for the upcoming nanoSIM. Just as manufacturers like Nokia are joining Apple in the microSIM game, a German company announced the nanoSIM which will be a third smaller. Measuring 12mm x 9mm, it is believed to allow manufacturers to produce even slimmer devices, as the thickness of the SIM has been also reduced by roughly 15%. Of course there will be adapters to allow you to use a nanoSIM in a regular (or ...

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  • by | November 11, 2011 5:33 PM

    We all know that Nokia is known for the attention it gives to the cameras in its smartphones. Apparently, though, not everyone who bought themselves a new Lumia 800 is singing the praises for that model's camera. According to some recent Twitter posts by Nokia's Damian Dinning, a software update is in the works that should hopefully bump-up image quality for both the Lumia 800, as well as its cousin, the N9. Details on just what improvements may be in store aren't yet available. The reports of Lumia 800 quality problems that we've seen indicate that it should theoretically be possible for ...

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  • by | November 9, 2011 9:34 AM

    We've recently heard that Nokia is planning to roll-out a certain PR1.1 update for the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9 by the end of this year and it looks like some N9 owners are already receiving the platform refresh. The software update version number is 20.2011.40-4 and, aside from the fixes, it brings a couple of new features to the table like music controls on lock screen, color filters (black & white, sepia, vivid, negative, solarize) for photo and video shooting, more powerful multitasking with improved memory handling, Swype for fast typing, new indicators for standby screen like charging ...

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  • by | November 7, 2011 8:25 AM

    Regardless if we are referring to products that are already available on the market -- such as the Symbian-powered Nokia N8 or the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9 -- or those which were recently unveiled -- like the Lumia 800 running Windows Phone -- Simon Lee-Smith, Telefonica's European General Manager for Devices, thinks they are "too expensive". "If Nokia wants to sell in volume, they need to bring out devices which are cost-competitive", he added, noting that Nokia's premium devices are "not yet at the right price point". When Stephen Elop was on stage at Nokia World to unveil the Lumia 800 ...

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  • by | October 30, 2011 7:49 AM

    Nokia has built the N9 without any buttons, capacitive or hardware. Having MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan at its core, the experience of the N9 is based on a simple gesture: the swipe. That's all you need to operate the device. It's not Android, iOS or Windows Phone but it definitely has a couple of accents and similarities with all the aforementioned operating systems. Overall the phone seems snappy but the biggest problem with MeeGo (aside from the fact that Nokia abandoned it) is the lack of applications in the Nokia Store. We take a brief look at the experience Nokia delivers on the N9 with MeeGo ...

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