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Video: Mobile Documents beta for Symbian^3 – Cloud boosted push email at Nokia Beta Labs!

December 30, 2010 3 comments

Mobile documents is a great app that lets you see heavy email attachments with ease; large emails and large documents are no longer a mobile-web waiting issue.

  • Mobile picture viewer handling 71MP images on the fly
  • PDF viewer that supports pinch and zoom, FULL SCREEN view (why the one installed on N8 can’t go full screen, what a fail), and also text flow – with just the text in a single column.
  • Share attachments from email without prior downloadand reupload. It is an instant send.

Get it from Nokia Beta Labs!

Note, you must sign in first with your Nokia account to try betalabs stuff.

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Videos: Assassins Creed HD demoed on Nokia N8 (available at Ovi Store – 168MB!)

December 30, 2010 6 comments

Here are some blurry video demoes of assassins creed demoed on the Nokia N8 by chavero115, cyberdri and Camb078.

The first two are very, very blurry but the third by Camb078 from  blog-n8.fr is a little clearer.

You can get this from gameloft OR the easier route from Ovi Store. My bills have increased as it’s just too easy to purchase stuff from there :p. You WILL need to download this via WiFi as it is HUUGE! 168MB, much bigger than Avatar.

It’s priced at 3GBP or som how 3EUR. Apparently some of you are seeing these priced at 2.5CAD. Hmm…I’d like some price unity.

It supports multitouch controls and is in full 3D.

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Nokia N97 and N97 mini not forgotten. New Firmware PR3.0 and 2.0 in the works!

December 29, 2010 10 comments

NokiaSaga reports that some major firmware updates are coming for both N97 and N97 mini. Remember them?

Well relatively major. N97 and N97 mini maybe receiving integrated Yahoo! powered Ovi Chat as part of the PR3 and PR2 update.

Hurray, they have not been totally forgotten! Though with the big brother, some (like the team working on it!) might have prefered it to be a distant memory. I’d also like to see some major performance updates. I don’t know how much UI could be improved given the anorexic internals – it struggles as it is with it’s dry, bland navigation.

Qt integration as mentioned?

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Video: Qt QML Based QuickFlickr on Nokia N8

December 27, 2010 3 comments

Neat little video found by Jim of a very cool Flickr Viewer for the Nokia N8 and other Symbian^3 devices.

This video demonstrates QML based QuickFlickr i.e. Flickr client running on Symbian device (N8). What you see on the video is not the final product and it lacks many features, graphics and it still has several bugs.

Current set of features:
– Authentication with Flickr (doesn’t work on symbian device due the QtWebKit problem with developer packages)
– Latest uploads from contacts,
– Photostreams of your contacts and your own photostream
– Photo details (favorite,views, comments, add comments, description, etc)
– Contact list
– Navigation between different pages

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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: 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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