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Niko N900-based LEGO robot controlled by Twitter [Video]

Niko N900-based LEGO robot controlled by Twitter [Video]

The Nokia N900 has already shown itself to be one of the more hack-friendly devices out there right now - we've seen it flirting with alternative OSes, unusual controllers and more - and the best part is that the Finnish company themselves are pushing for as much tampering as possible.  Currently Nokia is running the PUSH N900 competition in the US, asking teams to come up with unusual ways to implement the Maemo smartphone, and one such project is Niko, a Twitter-controlled robot.

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).

Nokia Maemo 5 Apparently Perfectly Acceptable For Carrier Customizations

Nokia Maemo 5 Apparently Perfectly Acceptable For Carrier Customizations

It's only been a day since we reported that Nokia was planning on keeping carrier branding as far away from the N900 and Maemo-enabled devices as possible, but it looks like all of that just changed. In a big way. And now, it seems that Nokia is taking a stand in the other direction, leaving us to wonder what the deal really is. Was our excitement misplaced? Or is Nokia just trying to calm the waters, before any real announcements regarding the upcoming N900's release on carriers is released?

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Nokia N900 browser demo & first-impressions [Video]

Nokia N900 browser demo & first-impressions [Video]

After our initial hands-on with the N900 - the video and gallery of which you can see here - we spent some more time playing with the Maemo 5 smartphone at Nokia World this week.  Our initial enthusiasm has been tempered a little by some of the real-world compromises that blending a smartphone and an Internet Tablet demand, though we're still looking forward to a full review unit; check out our hands-on impressions after the cut.

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Nokia N97 mini first-impressions [Video]

Nokia N97 mini first-impressions [Video]

We made no bones about our disappointment with the Nokia N97 back when we reviewed it in late June, so we were wary of the N97 mini.  Having played with it at Nokia World this week, it's clear that many of the issues we had with the larger model have been addressed; still, there are some glaring frustrations that leave us more enchanted by the N900 than this new, compact device.  Check out our first-impressions and a hands-on gallery and video after the cut.

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Nokia N900 Maemo 5 Shown Off In Very Vibrant Video

Nokia N900 Maemo 5 Shown Off In Very Vibrant Video

Nokia World is coming. Did you get the memo? Or, should we say, Maemo? If you didn't, you probably still already know about it, considering "we've covered" already. And starting tomorrow, the news will start to take on a far more official standpoint. Not that the Nokia N900 isn't official, because it certainly is, but sometimes getting the information from the horse's mouth is a lot better. And who can say no to press events? We certainly can't. But just in case all those still images of the upcoming Rover weren't doing it for you, here's a video of Maemo 5, the User Interface (UI).

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Nokia N900’s Camera Gets Used — A lot

Nokia N900’s Camera Gets Used — A lot

Well, the Nokia N900 is official, and everyone is eagerly waiting to see if anything else gets outed about the device at this week's upcoming Nokia World. It looks like there are some extra things to be revealed though, and images from the camera are definitely high up on that list. With the device packing a 5 mega-pixel camera, there are many of us out there who are wanting to see what kind of quality gets produced. Now here's your chance.

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