Archive for January, 2010
Finnish geek Toni Nikkanen shared on video that it’s possible to put Mac OS X 10.3 on the Nokia N900, although uselessly slow. It took 2 hours to boot up! I don’t know about you, but I’m not patient enough to use an old OS not built for a mobile device. Nevertheless, the project was just for fun to claim the title of making the N900 the first smartphone ever to run a full version of OS X.
The Nokia Software Update team told users at the official Nokia discussions forum that the Nokia N97 software update 2.1 will be released Monday February 1st by 8:00 GMT. The version number will be 21.0.045 or 21.2.045 depending on the region. The 2.1 release is supposed to offer additional improvements to the 2.0 release made last year. They provided a list of what’s new.
I previously shared an easy guide to install .deb files on the Nokia N900 using Red Pill mode, but that functionality has been removed on the latest firmware updates. Another method to install .deb files requires using X Terminal, but it could be overwhelming at first. I think I understand it better now, so here’s a guide to help you install those files on the Nokia N900, too.
The official Nokia Conversations blog published a video about a “Mobile Radar” research concept on Wednesday and I spot a somewhat familiar Nokia device. It looks a lot like the Nokia N95, but with a thicker front slider and certainly different designs for the display and camera. Take a look.
TuneWiki had a widget for the Nokia N900 since launch, but today, they’ve released a full application called TuneWiki Social Media Player (SMP) that you can download for free at the Ovi Store. It works like the widget where you can read lyrics while listening to music, but they’ve added some cool new features. I’m in love with the new internet radio and the option to watch music videos with lyrics!
Joikuspot for the Nokia N900 is going to be a must-have app when it comes out. If you’ve used Joikuspot on previous Nokia devices, then you might already know that it connects your laptop or other devices to the internet via WiFi using your mobile phone’s 3G connection. They’ve just released several screenshots for Maemo fans to preview. Check it out.
Could this be the device announcement expected from Nokia on the 26th? Mobile insider Eldar Murtazin just shared on Twitter about a new Nokia X6 16GB in three colors priced at 100 EUR below the original. You may recall that the original X6 came with 32GB onboard memory sold at 450 EUR.
There isn’t a lot of applications for the Nokia N900 at the Ovi Store, so it’s kind of a big deal when new apps show up. The latest one I noticed is called WikiHow. It lets you access over 60,000 how-to articles on several topics. For example, I just learned how to practice proper sushi etiquette. I like what WikiHow is trying to do, but I have a couple of things to complain about their app.