Archive for December, 2009
Nokia’s current devices with Qwerty keyboards allow users to type symbols or numbers by long-pressing a corresponding button… except the Nokia N900. That’s going to change in a firmware update according to Maemo Bugmaster Andre Klapper. He says the fix is now part of the internal build version 2009.52-10.
This is a reminder that it’s your last chance to get Nokia’s Holiday rebate offer of $50 when you purchase or plan to buy a Nokia N97, N900, 5800 Nav, or 5530. You have until the end of this year to get the device and January 8th to mail the form.
Eldar Murtazin shared on Twitter last Friday that firmware update v2.1 is coming out soon for the Nokia N97. He has been quoted by Engadget as an “ultimate insider when it come to all things mobile,” so I’d probably listen to what he has to say. Whether you believe him or not, I’d like to ask what would you like to see on the update?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Joikuspot is a must-have app for S60 users. It turns your phone into a wireless access point for other devices like a laptop, internet tablet, iPod Touch, etc. The premium version usually sells for 25 euros, but it’s available for 7 Euros during the holidays for the first 250 users.
We’re not sure when the next Nokia N900 firmware update will come out, but a few selected contributors received emails to join the testing. According to the Maemo community mailing list, Nokia is calling the maintenance update Fremantle PR1.1. While testers didn’t sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), they are encouraged not to share details about the unreleased firmware to the public.
It’s no secret that I absolutely love Pixelpipe on my Nokia devices. It lets me upload my photos, videos, and even files to existing multiple services like Flickr, Facebook, Twitpic, yFrog, etc. I just learned they’re releasing plugins for the Nokia N900 to make it easier for new users that just want to upload to a single service. Check it out.