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Maemo “Contagious Content” concept promises geo-linked collaborative media

Maemo “Contagious Content” concept promises geo-linked collaborative media

Nokia's various open-source teams are well on their way to being the flirting teases of the mobile OS world; after last week's Symbian Foundation demo video, showing a nifty amalgam of augmented reality, geo-location services and combined social network streams, head of Maemo marketing Peter Schneider took to the stage at Nokia's The Way We Live Next 3.0 event to discuss his team's vision of "contagious content".  According to Schneider, one day our mobile devices will be able to spot hot topics of information - whether they be Twitter messages, photos or something else - nearby to us, and flag them up to better involve us.

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Nokia N900 ships today; Maemo enhancements get video demo

Nokia N900 ships today; Maemo enhancements get video demo

SlashGear is at Nokia's The Way We Live Next 3.0 conference in Helsinki, Finland this week, and the company has just confirmed that the much-anticipated Nokia N900 Maemo smartphone will be shipping today.  We've been told that the handset - which has a 3.5-inch resistive touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard - went out from Nokia's production facilities over the weekend, with shipments of the handset beginning in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and North America.

Video demo of N900 Maemo 5 enhancements after the cut

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Nokia N920 leaks? Non-QWERTY capacitive Internet Tablet tipped

Nokia N920 leaks? Non-QWERTY capacitive Internet Tablet tipped

We're inherently sceptical of anything blurry that's claiming to be a prototype, so throw some salt over your shoulder and take a look at what's tipped as Nokia's next-gen N9xx-series Internet Tablet device.  According to imobile365 the Nokia N920 will be a touchscreen-only device, using a 4.13-inch capacitive touchscreen rather than the N900's 3.5-inch resistive panel and supporting multitouch gestures on Maemo 6.

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Nokia N900 video unboxing

Nokia N900 video unboxing

The Nokia N900 was the stand-out device from Nokia World back in September, and we've been tracking the Maemo 5 smartphone ever since.  Imagine our surprise, then, when a pre-release N900 dropped onto the SlashGear test bench today; the hardware is final, so the 5-megapixel autofocus Carl Zeiss camera is onboard, together with HSPA, WiFi b/g, a 3.5-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and you can check out our video unboxing and gallery after the cut.

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Nokia port Qt to Maemo 5, promise N900 compatibility [Video]

Nokia port Qt to Maemo 5, promise N900 compatibility [Video]

Nokia have already been pretty upfront about their intentions with the cross-platform Qt framework and Maemo, but the company has just pushed out an official Qt port to Maemo 5 in the form of a "technology preview" release.  Contrary to earlier news that Qt wouldn't play nicely with Maemo 5, the OS which the Nokia N900 will run, but only Maemo 6 (expected in late 2010), the Qt port "is designed specifically to work within the Maemo 5 environment".

Video demo on the N900 after the cut

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Nokia N900 big-screen gaming gets video demo

Nokia N900 big-screen gaming gets video demo

Apple's iPod touch 3G may be "the funnest iPod ever" now that Steve & Co have decided it's a hardcore gaming machine, but it looks like they may have some competition from Nokia.  One of the N900's less publicized features is its TV output, which can be used to play the preinstalled games - Global Race and Bounce - on a bigger display.  Maemo-Guru shot some footage of the N900 doing its gaming thing, and it certainly looks promising.

Video demo after the cut

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