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Should Nokia Abandon Symbian S60 for Maemo Linux?

Should Nokia Abandon Symbian S60 for Maemo Linux?

Nokia has a problem: it is both the largest handset vendor in the world, by a significant margin, and the largest smartphone vendor in the world – again, by a significant margin. Yet it has never managed to crack the U.S. smartphone market, and it has begun losing market share even in its European strongholds, primarily to Apple, though RIM, Samsung, and HTC are also threats. Nokia admits that it was caught sleeping while Apple first redefined the mobile user experience with the iPhone, and then again when Apple reenergized app development with the App Store. Nokia’s initial response has been lackluster: adapting its existing Symbian S60 OS to support touch, applying that to a few phones (the 5800 and the N97), and stumbling in its initial launch of the Ovi Store.

Nokia N900 browser demo & first-impressions [Video]

Nokia N900 browser demo & first-impressions [Video]

After our initial hands-on with the N900 - the video and gallery of which you can see here - we spent some more time playing with the Maemo 5 smartphone at Nokia World this week.  Our initial enthusiasm has been tempered a little by some of the real-world compromises that blending a smartphone and an Internet Tablet demand, though we're still looking forward to a full review unit; check out our hands-on impressions after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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Talking Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 with Ari Jaaksi

Talking Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 with Ari Jaaksi

We sat down at a roundtable this afternoon with Nokia's Ari Jaaksi, VP of software at the company, and talked about the Nokia N900 and the Maemo 5 OS it runs.  Describing the N900 as "your internet device on the go" and Maemo as "putting the internet first", it's obvious that Jaaksi - and Nokia - have the MID segment in their sights; however they're also upfront about the issues they're going to face not only with their first-gen hardware but the ongoing development of the platform.

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Nokia N900 hands-on [Video]

Nokia N900 hands-on [Video]

While the Booklet 3G is certainly a neat addition to the netbook segment, there's something undeniably more appealing about the Nokia N900.  We've seen all the specifications and now know the unsubsidized price, so it was about time for some hands-on experience with Nokia's latest flagship.

Hands-on gallery, video and first-impressions after the cut

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Nokia RX-51 N900 Rover Gets an Unofficial Prerelease Review

Nokia RX-51 N900 Rover Gets an Unofficial Prerelease Review

As we just mentioned earlier today, Nokia is set to announce their RX-51, N900 Rover in just a couple weeks at Nokia World, but the guys over at Mobile Review got a prerelease model and took some time to play with it.  They aren't giving a lot of information out yet, considering they have a lot of respect for Nokia, and even mentioned that if there hadn't been so many leaks regarding the device, we wouldn't be seeing any kind of review from them. Luckily for all of us though, they did it, and they have the pictures to prove it.

Intel & Nokia announce Moblin & Maemo collaboration; HSPA licensing

Intel & Nokia announce Moblin & Maemo collaboration; HSPA licensing

Details on the Nokia/Intel collaboration are out, and unless the duo are planning a big surprise for their imminent conference call it's not quite the announcement we were hoping for.  That means no Intel-based Nokia MID or netbook, but a "long-term relationship" to develop new mobile device architectures with integrated Nokia HSPA/3G connectivity.  The pairing will also coordinate their Moblin and Maemo Linux platforms, with common technologies and cross-OS applications.

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Nokia N900 Rover Internet Tablet details leak

Nokia N900 Rover Internet Tablet details leak

Details of Nokia's next-gen Internet Tablet have leaked, suggesting that the Finnish company have moved away from positioning the platform as a companion device and now perceive it more as a smartphone.  According to leaked specifications, the Nokia N900 or "Nokia Rover" now has quadband GSM and 3G HSPA, in addition to the WiFi and Bluetooth of the previous-gen models.  It also sheds some screen-size, scaling down to a 3.5-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen (from 4-inches) though as this leaked image suggests the overall design is very similar to that of the N810.

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Nokia announced increase adoption of Qt with additional licensing option

Nokia announced increase adoption of Qt with additional licensing option

Today Nokia announced that their Qt cross-platform User Interface (UI) and applications framework would be available under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1 license from the release of Qt 4.5 that is scheduled for March 2009.

In addition, Qt will now be available from a new source over at www.qtsoftware.com. This move to LGPL licensing will provide open source developers with more permissive licensing than GPL and also increase flexibility for the developers. The Qt source code repositories will be made publicly available and will encourage contributions not only from desktop but also embedded developer communities. These changes are meant to drive developers to evolve the Qt framework.

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Nokia Internet Tablet wireless PC sub-display hack

Nokia Internet Tablet wireless PC sub-display hack

If you like the idea of a secondary LCD screen, such as Nanovision's UM-7x0 series, but are feeling less than flushed with cash after the holidays, how about turning your Nokia Internet Tablet into a wireless sub-display?  Obviously that's only helpful if you already have a Nokia Internet Tablet, but assuming that's the case there's a relatively straightforward guide at the Internet Tablet Talk forums.  In effect, you use a virtual display driver called ZoneScreen to fool your Windows 2k/XP/Vista PC into treating the Tablet as another monitor.

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Nokia Maemo Internet Tablet Gen.5 to include HSPA & TI’s OMAP 3

Nokia Maemo Internet Tablet Gen.5 to include HSPA & TI’s OMAP 3

Nokia has been detailing further information on next generation of the Maemo OS that currently powers its touchscreen Internet Tablet range.  The fifth generation of the Linux-based platform will include WWAN HSPA cellular connectivity as well as support for Texas Instruments' OMAP 3 processor; the latter could lead to lower-power requirements along with improved graphics and faster cores. 

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Nokia press event “Briefing In The Sky” – 180 feet above the ground

Nokia press event “Briefing In The Sky” – 180 feet above the ground

Today Nokia is holding a press briefing at CTIA Wireless. Our Vincent will be attending that briefing and surprisingly enough it will be held on the air – 180 feet above the ground! So our “curious” Vince went to the site to captured video of the briefing venue. We are expecting Nokia to announce the rumored N810 Internet Tablet WiMAX Edition at this "Briefing In The Sky" event.

Video after the jump

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