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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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Maemo 5 Alpha SDK released: hardware 3D acceleration & LBS

Maemo 5 Alpha SDK released: hardware 3D acceleration & LBS

While at first glance not perhaps the most inspiring of images, this is actually a very special desktop: it's that of the Maemo 5 Alpha SDK, which Nokia have freshly released today.  Comprising the new UI framework and app development APIs, the SDK now supports hardware acceleration for 3D graphics at WVGA resolution.

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