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Nokia N900 gets Maemo update: Ovi Suite & extra speed

Nokia N900 gets Maemo update: Ovi Suite & extra speed

Nokia maintains that regular N900 users will be better served sticking with Maemo than trying to persuade them to jump the device to MeeGo, and it seems that the Finns are at least following up on their promises to maintain the open-source OS.  A new software version for the Nokia N900, v.20.2010.36-2, has been released, adding full Ovi Suite support and various bug fixes and speed improvements.

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Ex-MeeGo VP joins Palm with Samsung R&D boss tip insiders

Ex-MeeGo VP joins Palm with Samsung R&D boss tip insiders

Executive positions at the big mobile makers are a little like musical chairs: the same people just keep circulating.  According to AllThingsD, Ari Jaaksi - who left his position as Nokia's MeeGo division head earlier this month - has joined HP as Senior Vice President of webOS.  Meanwhile ex-Samsung R&D boss Victoria Coleman has also jumped ship to the Palm division, where she will now be overseeing platform and app development for future versions of webOS.

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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 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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