Nokia World

Talking Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 with Ari Jaaksi

Talking Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 with Ari Jaaksi

We sat down at a roundtable this afternoon with Nokia's Ari Jaaksi, VP of software at the company, and talked about the Nokia N900 and the Maemo 5 OS it runs.  Describing the N900 as "your internet device on the go" and Maemo as "putting the internet first", it's obvious that Jaaksi - and Nokia - have the MID segment in their sights; however they're also upfront about the issues they're going to face not only with their first-gen hardware but the ongoing development of the platform.

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Nokia Booklet 3G unboxed

Nokia Booklet 3G unboxed

While we had a chance to play with the Nokia Booklet 3G last night, what we didn't see was the final retail packaging for the upcoming highly-connected netbook.  That turned up today for an impromptu photo-shoot, so check out the full gallery - plus details of what will be in the box - after the cut.

Nokia X3 hands-on [Video]

Nokia X3 hands-on [Video]

It's not all high-end touchscreen here at Nokia World; the company has also delivered an entry-level music phone, the Nokia X3.  With an MRSP of €115 pre-subsidies, the X3 has a slide-out numeric keypad and dedicated hardware media controls flanking the screen.

Video hands-on after the cut

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Nokia N900 hands-on [Video]

Nokia N900 hands-on [Video]

While the Booklet 3G is certainly a neat addition to the netbook segment, there's something undeniably more appealing about the Nokia N900.  We've seen all the specifications and now know the unsubsidized price, so it was about time for some hands-on experience with Nokia's latest flagship.

Hands-on gallery, video and first-impressions after the cut

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Nokia Booklet 3G hands-on [Updated]

Nokia Booklet 3G hands-on [Updated]

Nokia may have only just officially announced the full details of their Booklet 3G netbook, but SlashGear had the opportunity to go hands-on with the ultraportable at a pre-Nokia-World event.  In the metal, the Booklet 3G certainly deserves its premium positioning: the metal chassis feels as slick as a MacBook Pro, while there are also hints of Apple's notebook range in the glossy glass display.

Full hands-on gallery after the cut - Plus full hardware specifications

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SlashGear at Nokia World

SlashGear at Nokia World

It's September 2nd, and that can only mean it's the first day of Nokia World, the Finnish company's yearly expo for all that is right and good in the worlds of Symbian, cellular and now Maemo 5.  While leaks and pre-announcements have tipped us on much of what the company has in store for us, that hasn't stopped SlashGear from heading over to sunny Stuttgart for the event.

Nokia N900 Gets Another Video, Showcasing Maemo 5 and Multi-Tasking

Nokia N900 Gets Another Video, Showcasing Maemo 5 and Multi-Tasking

We're starting to really enjoy seeing these N900 videos. The first ones we saw were some pretty quick, albeit informative glimpses of what the N900 was; and then we got a quick taste of what the camera is capable of; and most recently a very loud (both audibly and visually) promotional video. This time around, we've got a clear-cut display of what we're looking at, and what we should expect when the N900 finally launches.

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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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Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 get official [Video]

Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 get official [Video]

In the face of an early review and leaked press shots, Nokia have decided to officially announce the N900 together with its Maemo 5 OS.  Set to get their official unveil at Nokia World next week, the N900 packs HSPA, WiFi and 32GB of storage into a 3.5-inch WVGA resistive touchscreen device powered by an ARM Cortex-A8 with 1GB of RAM, while Maemo 5 supports desktop-style multitasking, Nokia Messaging and a new "cloud" UI.

Video demos after the cut

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