Nokia N900

Nokia N900 runs Mac OS X 10.3 (slowly) [Video]

Nokia N900 runs Mac OS X 10.3 (slowly) [Video]

Nokia's N900 is developing quite a name for itself as a great platform for hacking, and after seeing the Maemo smartphone dual-boot Android a week ago, now it's the turn of some classic Mac OS X action.  Toni Nikkanen managed to get Mac OS X 10.3 - the Power PC version - running on his N900, though to be fair it's not a native install; instead, the Apple OS runs in the PearPC emulator.

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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).

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Nokia N900 PS3 controller [Video]

Nokia N900 PS3 controller [Video]

In today's day and age controlling one device with another is pretty common place. You can control your thermostat with a SMS message, arm your alarm system or even use your Blackberry to control your home theater. Of course using your Blackberry as a remote requires a stand alone device and a $100 piece of software.  For those of us lucky enough to own a Nokia N900 there is a new app called BlueMaemo which allows you to control a host of Bluetooth devices from your phone. Interestingly enough one of those devices in the Sony PlayStation 3.

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Nokia Hackerbox makes geeks work for their N900 [Video]

Nokia Hackerbox makes geeks work for their N900 [Video]

Nokia's product strategy may not meet with universal approval, but they can certainly teach most of us a thing or two about wrapping presents.  Mint Digital's Utku found a strange black box waiting for him at the office today, unmarked aside from a Nokia logo and a miniUSB port.  An included card pointed him to hackerbox.co.uk, and the combined tech minds of Mint Digital eventually managed to get the box open.

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Optima OP5-E Maemo MID gets reviewed [Video]

Optima OP5-E Maemo MID gets reviewed [Video]

Nokia may only have plans for a single further Maemo device in 2010, but that's not to say the market will be limited to that unnamed handset and the N900.  Optima have launched the first non-Nokia Maemo MID the shape of the Optima OP5-E, a 4.3-inch resistive WVGA touchscreen, 806MHz Marvell PXA310+ ARM processor and integrated 3G (CDMA now; HSDPA coming next month).  Over at ARMDevices Charbax has reviewed the OP5-E, and he seems pretty excited about its possibilities.

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