Posts tagged with: MeeGo
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    Nokia's N9 is a curious creature; we don't to know if the impressive hardware will make it a hit, or if Nokia's public abandonment of MeeGo will be the nail in its coffin. Understandably, we're really excited to see how public perception of the smartphone fares as it's finally released. Some new insight into just where the N9 will be available, though, makes us all the less optimistic that the smartphone will be the hit it could be. On Nokia's website, the N9 now has a page where you can check on the phone's global availability, choosing from a list of countries and having the opportunity ...

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    Nokia's N9 may have a uncertain future thanks to the questionable decision to put MeeGo on the phone, but it's still giving us plenty of reasons to pay attention to it, including its supposedly very-high-quality camera. We'd heard just how fast the smartphone could be at taking pictures, thanks to the camera hardware and software, and now the company is offering a closer look at just what makes the N9's camera so special. The goal for the N9 was to translate the image quality of the 12-megapixel N8 into a much smaller package. In the end, Nokia achieved a camera that's 70% smaller than the ...

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    Now that cellphone image sensors have evolved beyond the dark days of sub-megapixel blockiness, photo quality has become an important determinant when choosing among handsets. To that end, we've collected sample shots from some upcoming models, hopefully giving you a basic idea of what to expect when you release the shutter. Of course, as we've noted before, test shots from pre-release devices often don't represent the output from shipping products: camera firmware, which plays just as important a role as sensor quality, is often tweaked right up until the last minute. In situations where ...

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    The Nokia N950 MeeGo developer device is no stranger to FCC as it offered the Commission some face time back in May, when we didn't know it was actually the N950 but rather thought of it as the later to arrive buttonless N9. As the confidentiality on some documents expired, FCC published pictures of a teared down, dismantled N950 unit. While the images are not for the faint of heart, they reveal what we already knew: a slightly larger, 4-inch LCD screen -- versus the 3.9-inch AMOLED on the N9 -- a tad smaller battery than the 1,320mAh on the N9, plus the obvious QWERTY keyboard. ...

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    The Nokia N9, the first "pure-touch" smartphone made by the Finnish manufacturer, was launched this week running MeeGo. The buttonless device, sporting a 3.9-inch curved glass AMOLED display and an eight-megapixel auto focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics will hit the markets soon. According to Colin Giles, Nokiass Executive Vice President of Sales, the price for an unlocked 16GB variant of the N9 will be around $660. The larger capacity-enabled N9, sporting 64GB of storage, will go for roughly $749. You might find these prices a bit high but these are unsubsidized and we're sure once a ...

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    Nokia's N9 may have a great look, some cool features like NFC, and a lightning-fast camera, but despite all it has going for it, it seems like everyone who hears about it leaves thinking, "MeeGo? Really?" Not that Nokia would release such a thing, but there's little doubt that enthusiasm would be much higher were this an Android device, for instance. So, you'd think that the one thing Nokia should concentrate on when promoting the N9 would be the viability of MeeGo as an easy-to-use, powerful smartphone OS worth paying attention to. Well, that's not so much happening, as instead Nokia has ...

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    Like a growing number of upcoming smartphones, Nokia's just-revealed MeeGo-running N9 will include a transceiver for NFC data. Users might end up using it to pay for groceries, unlock some new levels in Angry Birds, or quickly transfer files between phones. A short video is available to demo that last feature, and while we're not sure it will end up being as useful a feature as it has the potential to be, there's no denying it's a pretty smooth implementation. Once you find a file you'd like to share, be it photo, song, or document, the sender simply pulls up a menu and selects NFC as ...

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    Nokia's N9 is one pretty sweet-looking phone: sleek, stylish, and with some decent specs to boot. If anything, most of the negative impressions left by the N9 are with the choice of software, MeeGo being a relatively-unknown, unproven choice in the smartphone-OS race. One thing that might change those attitudes a little, which we'd forgive all but the most ardent MeeGo fans for forgetting, is that the platform may be seeing Android app compatibility, making it a whole lot more attractive to many users. Back in February, we told you about Alien Dalvik from Myriad. After repackaging Android ...

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    Nokia has recently unveiled the N9 slate on June 21, a button-less smartphone running MeeGo with all the bells and whistles Nokia could fit in this unibody design. The Camera on the phone is one of eight-megapixels and it sports, just like the N8, Carl Zeiss optics. According to Jens Wilke, Nokia Product Manager, the N9 is the fastest camera-phone on the market. It allegedly only takes a tiny bit more than two seconds to capture an image. For comparison purposes, Nokia Conversations also supplied the graphic above where we can see some strong contenders on the market like the iPhone 4 and ...

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    We've seen renders of the Nokia N9 a couple of hours before its launch and the Finnish manufacturer has officially announced the smartphone as the "first-ever pure touch smartphone", powered by MeeGo. The Nokia N9 is a buttonless slate that has a unibody design, sports a 3.9-inch curved glass AMOLED display with the innovative laminated display technology that brings content closer to the glass. It has FWVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels) while its processor is a Texas Instruments OMAP3630 1GHz CPU aided but a PowerVR SGX530 GPU. There's 1GB RAM on board as well as either 16GB or 64GB ...

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    Remember that Nokia QWERTY slider that popped-up in the leaked video teaser everyone thought was the N9? We suspected that it might be the N950 and indeed it turned out to be, powered by MeeGo just like the recently launched N9. The Nokia N950 is the Nokia MeeGo developer device and it looks just like the Nokia N9 prototype we've seen some time ago. Hardware-wise, the N950 is the same as the N9. Exceptions are the added slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 4-inch LCD screen with the same resolution -- versus the 3.9-inch AMOLED on the N9 -- and a slightly smaller battery, though sans NFC. The N950 ...

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    This is the Nokia N9, set to be announced tomorrow at CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore, and as is quite obvious, it is not the QWERTY slider that we were expecting. Rather, this is a slim MeeGo-powered candybar set to ship in pink, blue, and black, although the exact specifications remain elusive. Obviously the identity of the slider in that leaked teaser video is now up in the air, although we suspect it will end up as the N950. Developing... Update: Engadget has published both purported real-life shots of this device (being called the N9-01), as well as some alleged specs: qHD resolution, ...

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    If you have a smartphone (and you do since you are reading our website) you know how smart these devices are: they can run tons of applications, keep you in touch with friends and colleagues, help you find your way around by knowing where you are and where you're heading. Well, your "smart" phone will become even smarter after some of these sensors will come out and manufacturers include them in your handsets -- and of course when platforms and applications will offer proper support. Benedetto Vigna, general manager of the MEMS division of STMicroelectronics, tells us what you can expect ...

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    We've recently seen the Nokia N9 running MeeGo in a video teaser -- MeeGo's Facebook page indirectly confirmed by running some screenshots -- and even more recently, a new version of MeeGo has been released. MeeGo 1.2 is now live and "provides a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures". The new version features enhanced Telephony and Connectivity capabilities, among which GSM, GPRS, and HSPA+ network support, SIM Application Toolkit, expanded Bluetooth profiles, expanded VPN and wireless ...

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    Less than a week after we saw it unexpectedly pop up in the FCC database, the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9 (N950?) has appeared in a professional-looking teaser commercial (clip embedded below), further suggesting that not only is this handset still destined for release, but that a launch may actually be imminent. The latest report pegs next month as the likely window for an official debut; however, this is a phone which seems to have been fully-baked since the fall of last year, so we wouldn't take anything for granted here. Final specs on the N9/N950 are as nebulous as its release date: ...

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    The Nokia N9 MeeGo-powered handset, once thought dead, has just gotten FCC approval. Although the FCC device only goes by model number RM-680, it has been well established that they are one and the same; plus, a side-by-side comparison of the FCC label schematic and a leaked N9 component show nearly identical markings. Among its penta-band WCDMA support is compatibility with all AT&T and T-Mobile 3G frequencies. With Nokia having committed to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 for future smartphones, it's not at all clear where N9 sits in the company's plans -- if it indeed has a place at all: ...

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    LG has joined the MeeGo Handset Working Group along with names like China Mobile, Intel, ZTE, Huawei and Panasonic after Nokia abandoned the project and went Windows Phone. The Korean manufacturer seems to already have a prototype to show off. Next month's MeeGo Conference held in San Francisco between May 23 and 25 is the event where LG will show off its MeeGo powered smartphone prototype. The information comes from the session announcement below and according to that LG will show off MeeGo 1.2 ported to one of its own smartphone prototypes. While there are currently no exact plans ...

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    Last time we heard of MeeGo since Nokia announced adopting Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform was last week when we reported about LG and ZTE working on MeeGo smartphone development. Ever since, two major players are expected to join the MeeGo Handset Working Group: Huawei and Panasonic. The two manufacturers are to be nominated at a certain Technical Steering Group and if approved, to join the Working Group. Along with ZTE, Huawei is the second Chinese giant manufacturer that might as well make up for MeeGo losing Nokia as a partner. Until official wording is released, this ...

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    When Nokia got on-board the Windows Phone 7 train, it seemed like the company's other operating system projects would end up getting the short end of the stick. Symbian continues to receive developer attention, but it's running on borrowed time, with Nokia having a clear vision of transitioning smartphone production over to WP7. What, then, about MeeGo? Shortly after the WP7 news, Intel announced that it would be continuing its share of work on MeeGo, but we still needed a consumer electronics manufacturer to express interest if we wanted to see any MeeGo-based hardware actually come out. ...

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    When Nokia and Microsoft signed up to be best-WP7-buddies, Nokia's path to future smartphones seemed pretty clear. We recently took a look at the company's plans for the next couple years, consisting of a gradual redirection of smartphone resources from Symbian^3-powered models to WP7 devices. There's still a wildcard in the mix, though, as we haven't been sure what to expect of Nokia's MeeGo/Maemo development. The company excluded MeeGo from the future plans it revealed, making us think that continued work on the OS would find itself relegated to the back burner. A posting for an upcoming ...

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    When Nokia decided to partner-up with Microsoft to develop Windows Phone 7 smartphones, that meant the company would no longer be able to devote resources to some of its development efforts towards other smartphone operating systems. It had been developing MeeGo alongside Intel, which now has to rethink how it will continue to work on the open-source Linux-based OS in Nokia's absence. Since the news broke, Intel CEO Paul Otellini has reportedly chimed in on the Nokia-Microsoft partnership, stating that going with Android instead of WP7 would have been a smarter move for Nokia. We've looked ...

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    MWC doesn't officially begin until later tonight on our timezone (12 more hours to go) even though some events are already on their way. Some banners are already up, and this one showing Intel's smartphone and tablet concept caught our eye for good. Surely we all know what MeeGo is by now, but what's really gotten our minds cooking all morning is seeing the MeeGo Smartphone concept be shown on an HTC Touch Diamond2 design. Could it be that after being left at the altar dressed in white by old, and not too defined partner Nokia, Intel has just sat down with HTC and got them to join in as a ...

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    If Intel has its way, MeeGo won't be fading away as quickly as Nokia wants it to. The open sourced operating system, which has yet to make a retail presence, is still part of Intel's strategy, with or without Nokia. The company remarks: While we are disappointed with Nokia's decision, Intel is not blinking on MeeGo. We remain committed and welcome Nokia's continued contribution to MeeGo open source. Our strategy has always been to provide choice when it comes to operating systems, a strategy that includes Windows, Android, and MeeGo. This is not changing. MeeGo is not just a phone OS, it ...

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    Nokia's N9 was supposed to be Nokia's first MeeGo-powered smartphone and we heard several reports of the device going as back as summer 2010. Two different industry sources claiming to be close to the matter told Reuters that the Finnish manufacturer is cancelling the N9 -- as Nokia's first MeeGo smartphone -- before it even had the chance of being launched. Created by Nokia together with Intel, MeeGo was supposed to try and grab a piece of Apple and Google; worry not as rumor has it Nokia is preparing to show off the next MeeGo device, even if unfinished, at a press conference in London ...

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    Nokia may be planning to launch the first MeeGo smartphone, but it's not the only name in town when it comes to the burgeoning operating system. Aava has been working on putting Intel chips in smartphones since last year, and now it may be ready to show off the latest of what it's been working on, as the company is reportedly planning a demo of its Core platform, a dual MeeGo/Android solution, at this year's Mobile World Congress. While the thought of a manufacturer selling smartphones intentionally designed to support multiple operating systems, rather than leave it to phone enthusiasts ...

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