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Nokia unlikely to ship Windows Phone 7 powered device… because they are too controlling ???

December 30, 2010 7 comments

An ex Nokia employee has given his voice to Eldar’s and BGR’s ridiculous comments regarding Nokia using Windows Phone 7 in future Nokia phone’s. According to him its not possible and he has written a blog post about it and makes claims that are usually not associated with Nokia, he also says that Windows Phone 7 doesn’t offer any advantages compared to MeeGo or Symbian….

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Categories: aPPLE, Dream Nokia, MeeGo, Symbian

Patiently Waiting to be Excited

December 30, 2010 13 comments

After a few months off the grid, I thought it best to offer a short post to show Jay, Andre and the rest of the MNB gang that I’m still around…

With my next upgrade coming up in the first few months of 2011, I’ve been pondering my options for my next handset. I’m keen to stick with a Nokia handset, and was hoping that by the time 18 months had passed after buying my N900 that something that truly excites me would come along. I’ll share some of my thinking with you…

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Video: MeeGo Handset UI running on Archos 5it (Gen7)

December 26, 2010 1 comment

The video below shows an Archos 5 PMP with MeeGo handset UI.

This isn’t as smooth as the MeeGo handset experience seen on the PC smart tablet a couple of weeks ago.

However, it is nice to see MeeGo on a growing number of different types of devices.

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Video: Nokia N900 and AR Drone with MeeGo – developing with Qt – best development platform?

December 24, 2010 6 comments

Man I so totally want one of these AR Drones!

Check it out with the  powered Nokia N900. You’ve got not only a phone controlled quadropter, it sends live video feedback directly to the phone.

That’s not the cool thing. This is a project by Kate Alhola to learn MeeGo and Qt Quick whilst having fun with flying gadgets.

The original blogpost is very informative, covering things such as how to make modern apps with Qt Quick components, making MeeGo versions of iPhone applications as well as dispelling the myth that Maemo is not dead and people should still develop for it, albeit with Qt.

The best option today is to develop with maemo5 with Qt and Qt Quick and when a MeeGo handset is released, just deploy your application for it, it is that easy.

There’s also mention of a “MeeGo base device”. I don’t know if that’s N900 or a special MeeGo device for Nokia internally. Finally an interesting note on Qt as the best development platform where (cheesiness) the only limit is your imagination. Well that’s good, and hopefully more developers see it this way.

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Indamixx Music MeeGo tablet on Sale – 699 USD (not for general public really)

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

The professional grade musician’s tablet from Indamixx – MeeGo powered Indamixx 2 Beta is available for purchasing!

There are two models available, for 699 and 799 USD. Oddly, the cheaper version comes with 250GB HDD (vs 160GB)

Other specifications include:

  • – Transmission 5.0 OS (MeeGo Version)
  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom CPU (N450)
  • 2GB RAM

Note – this is probably not the MeeGo tablet experience consumers are looking for, but it may be for those in the music industry (though I don’t know how much of it could simply be an app on a vanilla tablet itself).

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MeeGo as a set-top box (by Amino)

December 18, 2010 5 comments

 

 

 

Following  similar attempts by other mobile software houses like Google and Apple, Nokia and Intel’s MeeGo is being targeted at products above and beyond the phone and tablet form factors that we’re all so interested in. Much like Google’s offerings, MeeGo has been adopted and trialed in a number of instances including set-top boxes. The video after the break shows a demonstration of a TV based solution by Amino demonstrated at the Intel Developer Forum in September of this year.

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Rumours: Nokia’s MeeGo Tablet to Launch in Q3 2011

December 16, 2010 16 comments

Nokia N900000. Had Nokia made a Maemo 5 tablet, I would have bought one. Powerful browsing, Qt apps, extreme multitasking - pure win!

 

Take this with a bucket of salt.

Nokia’s MeeGo tablet will be reaching Nokia fans from late 2011 according to knowyourmobile‘s anonymous source.

There are no further details, other than it’ll run on MeeGo. Their Nokia insider apparently says this information is correct. Could this be the Z500 “ARM based MeeGo Tablet” that Eldar tweeted about back in June, which later leaked itself on the Ovi Store?

Well this is the first “confirmation” of any rough date estimates for any Nokia MeeGo device. The MeeGo phone as far as we know is still pretty much a “2011” story.

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MeeGo tablet UX’s, the future is bright

December 15, 2010 28 comments

It’s been a while since I last posted, for numerous reasons of course, but now with a bit of time on my hands, I figured I’d post a couple videos supplied to us by  Jim on a few of the MeeGo UX’s currently being worked on by dev teams around the world.

First up is a video of XBMC being demo-ed on the Lenovo ideapad running an undisclosed version of MeeGo. XBMC is a cross platform media player with some of their work being seen in high-profile devices like the original Xbox. While I’ve never been one to consider flashy visuals over an easy and functional interface, this video here definitely deserves a mention. Video after the break.

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Video: MeeGo handset UI on a tablet – looks great!

December 12, 2010 12 comments

Here’s a cool video, it’s MeeGo Handset UI on a tablet.

Although MeeGo handset is no where near ready (both Vanilla and Nokia’s secret version that’s supposedly going to be amazing and have a different UI “Pattern”) it translates great on a bigger touch screen, despite the comments that a Phone and Tablet should have separate UI.

I guess the Maemo now MeeGo experience has always been tablet focused first (being developed on the “internet tablets).

I’d love 10” tablet with MeeGo handset UI vanilla or Nokia’s (well based on the leaked Nokia UI, though I have no idea if the supposed Amazing one will look anything like that). There’s no sign at the moment of any tablet sporting the pre-alpha tablet UI which impressed us all back in June this year.

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Nokia’s MeeGo to have new UI Paradigm, break away from traditional like WP7; MeeGo will ship only when it is ready and AMAZING!

December 9, 2010 20 comments

Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia SVP design speaks at Le Web conference about the new Nokia MeeGo UI. There’s also a Q&A and a little post interview video. In the Q&A when asked about when, and if better than iPhone, Marko says 2011, only when MeeGo and this supposed new paradigm or “pattern” in the UI is AMAZING! I’m so happy to hear that. I’ve maintained that unless MeeGo is remarkable/awesome it is fail. It can’t just be a catch up (which Marko talks about). Bring something new and innovate.

There’s a little bit of a transcript for the first video and a lot more for the second video which tells us a lot more about what’s coming in MeeGo and the general mobile environment, discussing WP7, iPhone and the Cupertino Distortion Field and Android. There’s the usual Nokia Android question which is not bluntly denied, opening the question (to me anyway) about WP7 on Nokia. We’ve already got a Nokia powered windows machine with Booklet 3G.

This is quite a long post but there’s quite a few nuggets of MeeGo info to digest. Read more…

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