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MeeGo finally comes to N900

MeeGo finally comes to N900

When the Nokia N900 hit the market the device was running Maemo and MeeGo was missing. MeeGo has now announced that it has a new open source modem adaption specifically for the N900 smartphone. The development of the software is attributed by MeeGo to cooperation from its dev team and the Nokia Telephony and Audio Team.

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Nokia MeeGo Devices VP quits; first device still on track

Nokia MeeGo Devices VP quits; first device still on track

Nokia's MeeGo Devices VP, Ari Jaaksi, has become the latest high-ranking exec from the Finnish company to resign.  According to Talous Sanomat, Jaaksi chose to leave the firm (rather than being pushed like OPK) and not over complaints with new Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.  Meanwhile Nokia insists it is still on course to release a MeeGo device by Christmas 2010.

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Nokia N9 Gets Early Hands-On, Hardware Deemed “Near Perfect”

Nokia N9 Gets Early Hands-On, Hardware Deemed “Near Perfect”

Nokia's strategy in the smartphone market is a heated subject for some out there, but it looks like the company may have a line of silver along some of those formulating storm clouds on the horizon. Thanks to Eldar Murtazin, the (in)famous Russian-based journalist who has been known to break a few Nokia-centric stories in the past, it looks like Nokia's upcoming effort, the N9, is looking very, very good. At least, when it comes to the hardware.

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Nexus One gets MeeGo, plus Dell Streak & HTC Desire [Video]

Nexus One gets MeeGo, plus Dell Streak & HTC Desire [Video]

If you've a taste for MeeGo and a Google Nexus One lying around - or, for that matter, a Dell Streak or an HTC Desire - then you'll be pleased to hear that the open-source team over at the MeeGo Wiki are busy slapping the Intel/Nokia collaboration onto all manner of Android handsets.  As you'd hope, much of the device functionality is working, so you could feasibly have a MeeGo smartphone long before Nokia get their act together.

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Nokia eyeing Windows Phone 7 as third OS strategy?

Nokia eyeing Windows Phone 7 as third OS strategy?

With both Nokia fans and analysts crying out for the Finnish company to ditch Symbian, we've usually heard Android put forward as the obvious choice for its replacement.  However, according to VentureBeat's "trusted source", we should actually be looking to Microsoft instead.  They've heard that Nokia is "likely to use Windows Phone 7 as an additional platform," along with that the company's board has given new CEO Stephen Elop broad-ranging powers to change previously set-in-stone OS decisions.

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WeTab goes on sale, gets video unboxing

WeTab goes on sale, gets video unboxing

Looks like the first WeTab tablets are out in the wild, with the Atom-based MeeGo slate now up for sale at Amazon Germany (€449 for the 16GB model; €669 for the 32GB model with GPS and 3G/UMTS) and NewGadgets having time to shoot the customary unboxing video.  It's still too early for any real feedback - though we already know it won't have any sort of app store access, at least for the first few months - but you can at least see what you get in the box.

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Linpus Lite Tablet Edition Software Based on MeeGo Due by Fourth Quarter 2010

Linpus Lite Tablet Edition Software Based on MeeGo Due by Fourth Quarter 2010

Linpus isn't a name that's mentioned a lot in homes, but the company has been around for quite awhile now. They made their presence known by developing the Operating System utilized by many early Acer manufactured netbooks, but it looks like they're ready to step into the tablet industry, and they're aiming for the stars. While only the netbook version of MeeGo has been released to the public so far, the tablet version is set to get released soon, and Linpus is looking to take advantage of it.

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MeeGo WeTab will launch with no app store

MeeGo WeTab will launch with no app store

Neofonie's WeTab MeeGo slate may be expected to launch this week, but it seems the overall user experience may not quite live up to what iPad and Android tablet owners have become accustomed to.  CarryPad's Steve Paine bumped into one of the 4tiitoo team partially responsible for the WeTab (back when it was the WePad) and he confirmed that when the 10-inch tablet arrives it won't have any sort of application download store.

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NFS N-Pad puts Android on Moorestown [Video]

NFS N-Pad puts Android on Moorestown [Video]

The stand-out hardware at IDF 2010 last week was probably Dell's hybrid netbook/tablet, the Inspiron Duo, but that's not to say there weren't other gadgets lurking at the show which were also interesting.  Carrypad spotted the NFS N-Pad, a Moorestown based tablet demonstrated running Android.

Video demo after the cut

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Amino Freedom CE4100 IPTV set-top box shows custom MeeGo UI

Amino Freedom CE4100 IPTV set-top box shows custom MeeGo UI

The WeTab isn't the only MeeGo device on stage with Intel at IDF 2010 today.  Amino brought their Freedom set-top box along too, an Intel Atom CE4100 powered IPTV STB running MeeGo with a custom UI developed by the company themselves (and shown below).

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WeTab MeeGo tablet launch confirmed for Sept 21st [Video]

WeTab MeeGo tablet launch confirmed for Sept 21st [Video]

Neofonie's WeTab has once again cropped up in an Intel presentation, this time at IFD 2010 where the company has confirmed it will go on sale on Tuesday September 21st.  The 11.6-inch slate will run MeeGo 1.0, with a custom UI adapted for finger usability.

Update: Video demo after the cut

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Nokia: No MeeGo devices at Nokia World 2010

Nokia: No MeeGo devices at Nokia World 2010

Nokia has confirmed that there will be no MeeGo launches at Nokia World 2010, with the company instead focusing on Symbian.  Dashing hopes during the opening keynote, EVP Niklas Savander said that Nokia would instead make MeeGo announcements before the end of the year.

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