Maemo 5

Nokia N900 runs Mac OS X 10.3 (slowly) [Video]

Nokia N900 runs Mac OS X 10.3 (slowly) [Video]

Nokia's N900 is developing quite a name for itself as a great platform for hacking, and after seeing the Maemo smartphone dual-boot Android a week ago, now it's the turn of some classic Mac OS X action.  Toni Nikkanen managed to get Mac OS X 10.3 - the Power PC version - running on his N900, though to be fair it's not a native install; instead, the Apple OS runs in the PearPC emulator.

Video demo after the cut

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N900 gets Maemo 5 PR1.1 update: Exchange 2003 support, Ovi Maps improved

N900 gets Maemo 5 PR1.1 update: Exchange 2003 support, Ovi Maps improved

Nokia have pushed out a significant firmware upgrade for the Nokia N900, Maemo 5 PR1.1, and there are some key changes which will hopefully make it a more palatable device for business users.  Top of the list is tweaked Mail for Exchange support, which means the N900 now supports Exchange Server 2003; previously the N900 would only work with more recent versions, despite many companies still using 2003 (or third-party equivalents of it, such as Kerio Mail Server installs).

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Optima OP5-E Maemo MID gets reviewed [Video]

Optima OP5-E Maemo MID gets reviewed [Video]

Nokia may only have plans for a single further Maemo device in 2010, but that's not to say the market will be limited to that unnamed handset and the N900.  Optima have launched the first non-Nokia Maemo MID the shape of the Optima OP5-E, a 4.3-inch resistive WVGA touchscreen, 806MHz Marvell PXA310+ ARM processor and integrated 3G (CDMA now; HSDPA coming next month).  Over at ARMDevices Charbax has reviewed the OP5-E, and he seems pretty excited about its possibilities.

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Nokia planning Symbian UI overhaul plus “major product milestones” in 2010

Nokia planning Symbian UI overhaul plus “major product milestones” in 2010

Nokia's The Way We Live Next 3.0 conference was a chance to dream happily about the future of mobile devices, today the company has put its stats where its mouth is.  It's Capital Markets Day for the Finns, and while there's plenty of talk of targeting average selling price erosion and flat market share in 2010, the most interesting stuff for the geeks among us are its aims for smartphones.  Key among those is re-engineering the Symbian UI and delivering what Nokia describe as two "major product milestones", midway through and then at the end of 2010.

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Qt 4.6 with multitouch released plus second Maemo 5 tech preview [Video]

Qt 4.6 with multitouch released plus second Maemo 5 tech preview [Video]

Nokia have pushed Qt 4.6 out of the door, complete with support for multitouch and gestures, a new Animation Framework, and a new OpenGL paint engine.  The app and UI framework also gains compatibility with a broader range of platforms, including Windows 7, OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Symbian and Maemo 6.  Meanwhile Maemo 5 support continues to develop, with Nokia releasing a second technology preview today.

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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.

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Nokia: Symbian death in 2012 on Nseries speculation is “completely premature”

Nokia: Symbian death in 2012 on Nseries speculation is “completely premature”

Oh dear, it looks like someone in the Maemo marketing team had a few too many drinks last night and said something they shouldn't have.  Having heard earlier on today that Nokia were planning to ditch Symbian on their Nseries devices by 2012, the Finnish company has now issued a statement calling any such speculation "completely premature". Symbian, they say, is about "bringing smartphones to the masses", while Maemo is targeted at "devices based on technology that you'd typically find inside a desktop computer".

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