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Nokia N900 Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread port gets video demo

Nokia N900 Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread port gets video demo

Efforts to put Android 2.3.1 on the Nokia N900 came to fruition last week, and now there's a video demo to prove it. DrunkDebugger has released footage of the platform transplant - which is still a work-in-progress for the moment - and while the resistive touchscreen of the N900 might not be up there alongside capacitive displays, the whole experience looks solid.

Video demo after the cut

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Nokia N900 gets Parrot AR.Drone remote control [Video]

Nokia N900 gets Parrot AR.Drone remote control [Video]

The Nokia N900 continues to show its appeal this week; after getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Wednesday, now the Maemo smartphone has become the next way to control Parrot's AR.Drone. As we found in our AR.Drone review, Parrot only offers iOS remote control apps officially, and has left the APIs open for developers to create Android and other apps themselves. That's just what Maemo chief engineer Kate Alhola has done with her N900.

Video demo after the cut

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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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Nokia World 2010: We’re here

Nokia World 2010: We’re here

Nokia World 2010 kicks off this morning, and we're with the Finnish company in London, UK, today to see if they can announce a portfolio of devices and services that will eclipse the last few days' high-profile exec departures.  On the cards is the Nokia N8, the Symbian^3 smartphone Nokia hopes will turn around their mid- to high-tier fortunes, but we're also expecting quite the spread of featurephones and enterprise-centric devices.

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Firefox Mobile Fennec Alpha hits Android and N900 [Video]

Firefox Mobile Fennec Alpha hits Android and N900 [Video]

Firefox Mobile for Android and the Nokia N900 has been pushed out, or at least Mozilla's Alpha release of the smartphone browser.  Natively supporting Firefox Sync - bringing desktop browsing history, bookmarks, passwords, form-fill data and open tabs to the mobile app - the new browser apparently concentrates on increasing speed and responsiveness, with Mozilla debuting their new "Electrolysis" and "Layers" technology.

Video demo after the cut

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FCam adds RAW and HDR capture to Nokia N900

FCam adds RAW and HDR capture to Nokia N900

Mobile photography could get a shot in the arm thanks to the combined efforts of Stanford University researchers and Nokia Research, who have pushed a new open-source digital photography platform out the door. FCam - or "Frankencamera" - is initially available for the Nokia N900, and unlocks high-end functionality like RAW image capture, full manual controls and low-light imagery through combining multiple shots of varying ISO and exposure settings.

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Qualcomm demo AR and peer-to-peer cross platform gaming [Video]

Qualcomm demo AR and peer-to-peer cross platform gaming [Video]

Qualcomm's Uplinq developer conference has been taking place this week, and SlashGear has been here keeping track of the news.  The silicon company has been demonstrating new Augmented Reality apps based running on their Snapdragon processors, kicking off a new AR Developer Challenge - with a $200,000 prize fund - and showing how its system-agnostic peer-to-peer gaming technology can be used with the Unity 3D game development tool for true cross-platform local gameplay.

Video demo of Peer-to-Peer gaming and more after the cut

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Nokia N900 sold “well in excess” of 100,000 in five weeks; Gartner figures seriously wrong claims source

Nokia N900 sold “well in excess” of 100,000 in five weeks; Gartner figures seriously wrong claims source

Analyst predictions - like any other - should generally be taken with a pinch of salt (the Steve Ballmer at WWDC 2010 speculation is good evidence of quite how much sodium is necessary), but it seems someone at Gartner has been seriously mistaken in their counting.  They're quoted as claiming under 100,000 Nokia N900 units were sold in its first five months on the market; however, a source we spoke to at Nokia today told us that in fact the Finnish company sold "well in excess of 100,000" N900 handsets in the first five weeks.

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