Archive for March, 2010
Mini evening and mini morning to everyone! Hope the title and greetings are not boring and maybe many of you are already confused that this is not your kind and loving Mark Guim, eh? So let’s start answering those thoughts that baffle your mind.
News of the Meego OS now being available for the Nokia N900 are spreading, but end users should stay clear. As explained in the announcement, it is currently targeted for developers and the MeeGo User Experiences for the OS isn’t included yet. Unsuspecting and adventurous users who try installing it on their device will just see text on black and white screen.
I like Foursquare and I was glad it was implemented into our favorite Symbian app, Gravity. My favorite addition in latest build 6358, adds silent check-ins which I like to do when I don’t want to share certain check-ins. The update also includes bug fixes and changes in GPS handling. Janole, the developer of Gravity, kindly provided a changelog for our readers, so check it out for more details.
The Ovi Store was scheduled to go offline on Monday, March 29, 2010 from 05:45 EDT until 15:30 EDT while Nokia make updates and enhancements. No additional details were provided on upcoming features, so I guess we’ll find out when it comes back online.
A document found on the Nokia.com web server mentions the yet unannounced device called the Nokia N8. Not much is revealed other than it has an ARM CPU and a 360×640 screen resolution. There are no photos within the file, but I’m guessing it looks like this device that had its photos leaked recently.
Congratulations to Brett and Sarah for winning the Push N900 Mod in the USA competition, earning them the cash prize of $10,000! In just a few weeks time, they were able to turn the Nokia N900 into a bike dashboard that displays speedometer, odometer, route mapping, and even provided a car horn to make it a killer app for cyclists.
Engadget learned from a trusted source that the leaked device supposedly called the Nokia N8 will be announced in the middle of next month. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be available at the same time of the announcement. The authoritative word is September. This makes me wonder how Google pulled off announcing the Nexus One and got it in customers’ hands the next day.