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Video: Android 2.3 Gingerbread demo on the Nokia N900

December 27, 2010 11 comments

On Christmas eve-eve we saw that Android 2.3 had been successfully ported to the N900 via the NITDroid project.

Below we can see N900 with Smooth Gingerbread action. Cheers Keith for the heads up!

Demoed features include:

  • Homescreen
  • Web Browser
  • Akwardly small portrait keyboard (is that the landscape keyboard just in wrong orientation?)
  • Dialler

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Nokia N8 Multimedia Computer – Designed by Microsoft in 2005? (N8 found in old manual :p)

December 26, 2010 10 comments

So my new laptop arrived and I’m reinstalling XP on my old XPS to give to my parents.

What with the mass of manuals for the Christmas gadgets, I thought I somehow came across something for the Nokia N8 as it had a picture on the N8 on it. But it’s not from Nokia.

It’s my Microsoft XP Media Centre installation document.  Look at it – some predicted tech specs 😛

  • Digital Camcorder
  • (Dolby) Digital 5.1 Surround System
  • Movie player
  • Can hook it up to TV (via tv OUT and HDMI)
  • The tower center kinda looks like it has touch screen :p Check out the floppy space action going on there.

Haha. What with the recent chatter of Microsoft-Nokia collaborations, I found this mildly amusing. Where else have you seen N8-esque designs? i.e. rectangle with swooping, tapering curves with another curvy rectangle inside.

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Video: Spider-Man: Total Mayhem on Nokia N8

December 26, 2010 4 comments

A few days ago we saw that Spider-Man: Total Mayhem was available for Symbian^3 devices like the Nokia N8.

However, with no video demo, I wasn’t sure what it actually looked like given the small download size stated from Gameloft’s site. However those sizes were similar with other hugely entertaining and visually blessed games, like Avatar.

I hoped it would be like the iOS version and you’ll be pleased to hear it is, as is multitouch (which isn’t always guaranteed – e.g. SIMS 3 and Galaxy on Fire). Some of you also addressed concerns on whether it’s good enough for your money? What do you reckon?

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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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Video: Nokia N8 on a balloon with N8 Producers behind the scenes: Rock Climbing in Finland –

December 23, 2010 3 comments

This is some behind the scenes footage of N8 producers skit: Rock Climbing in Finland. What an absolutely beautiful country. It’s like every angle deserves to be a desktop wallpaper :p.

Check out the contraptions they’ve got for the N8. There’s a shoulder rig to have some steady panning, and at another point, you’ll see the N8 flying on a freaking balloon for goodness sake!

I’m not sure what this behind the scenes video is filmed with – could this 720p stunner also be from Nokia N8 (I’m watching in 480p – thanks Tmob – and it still looks awesome).

Check out the entrants showcase, and upload your own for a chance to win a Zero Gravity Flight Experience 🙂

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Video: Nokia Loop App Demo (demoed on Nokia N8)

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Remember the recently launched Loop Application? It’s FREE at Ovi Store for Nokia N8 and C7 users.

Here’s a demo from the official Nokia Page of Loop in action showing just how to use it:

  • Works best with headphones (to minimise re-recording of recorded loops) and also in offline mode (so your loops don’t get interrupted by calls/text/email etc)
  • Choose starting Bars and BPM or have some preset base (e.g. Dubstep/Funk/HipHop etc) or ones you’ve recorded yourself.
  • Just record your own every day sounds. Anything works, and I mean anything. I’ve used staplers, scissors, coins, drawers, my mates speaking, traffic etc.
  • The mixer screen is pretty cool too, you can fade sounds out, increase volume of others or completely delete them.
  • If you want to add more tracks than allowed, you can just merge tracks with a touch of a button or pushing tracks together in the mixer
  • You can then edit pad sounds (the four black curved bars on the outside)
  • Save and set as ringtone if you wish.

As suggested in the comments, Nokia should really contact Mystery Guitar Man Read more…

Categories: Nokia, Nseries, Symbian, Video Tags: , , ,

Freakishly Awesome Gallery: Human Cloning with the Nokia N8 – Witchcraft? Well this is certainly magical :p

December 23, 2010 4 comments

With the holiday season being so hectic, we feel more than ever that we need to be in two places at once!

Well harness the power of your Nokia N8 and create your own clone/twin!  What’s this? What’s this?

Human cloning and N8 – It’s not technology, it’s what you do with it, no? Don’t worry about ethical considerations with N8. There won’t be any Nightmares Before Christmas here, as of course this is done by the very fantastic Application called “Nokia Panorama” which is free at Ovi Store!

Not only is the panoramic software fantastic at creating practically seamless panoramas, they’re full of detail. I hope this comes out and T-Mobile has not compressed them during upload.

There’s tons more photos of twinning and some scenic pano shots below.

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