Tag Archives: Nokia N900

Video: The Maemo-MeeGo dual-booting N900 is here

26 Oct

It didn’t take that long, did it? We recently reported about the firmware update for the N900 and it could bring an option of dual-booting the device with Maemo and MeeGo. The folks at Maemo Fanatics have posted a video of an N900 doing just that! We won’t keep you waiting, check out the video below and head over to the site to know how you can do that yourself. That is, if you are one of those rare users to have the N900 in the first place.



SOURCE: Maemo Fanatics

Nokia N900 firmware update brings MeeGo as a dual-boot option

26 Oct

nokia-n900-firmware-update Of all things Nokia is accused of, one thing you have to commend is their dedication to older products by bringing regular software updates. Now take the case of the N900 – it might not have sold in large numbers and some might say that the hardware is past is expiry date, but Nokia is sticking by it. The handset vendor has released a firmware update for the N900 (PR 1.3) that adds a couple of new features. Most notably of those is the addition of Ovi Suite support for syncing the device with a PC and access to Ovi Music Store, which would allow users to download songs over a web browser interface. The third benefit is simply classified as “many performance improvements.” One major improvement that we are hearing from our sources is that it would allow users to dual-boot the device and have MeeGo running on it, provided you know how to hack your way. Now that’s certainly great news for the few hundred N900 users out there.

Nokia N900 launched in India

7 Jun

We’d told you so, didn’t we? Well, Nokia has finally announced the N900 – a Maemo 5 based smartphone – for a price tag that’s slightly over Rs 30,000. While we were not impressed by the price, which we believe should not have been more than Rs 25,000 but we were truly impressed with Maemo and were stunned to see its multi-tasking capabilities and the sheer speed of the platform. However, the hardware could be better, we are talking about a resistive touchscreen and a massive block of plastic, which is a bit outdated in today’s age of capacitive displays and sleek, metallic designs. Watch out for a detailed review coming up soon…