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Now this is a cellphone that can truly game. You have buttons. You arent stuck with only using the tilt and pressing the screen. Tilt option is there, but true gamers want buttons. Physical buttons. Waiting for the n900 is getting harder thanks to videos like these

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code 177 on talk.maemo claims:

Today my Nokia Store / Ovi Publisher account was disabled and locked out, because I am not a corporation.

Nokia does not recognize individuals or sole proprietorship as valid business entities, and as such only corporations may publish through the Ovi store. Needless to say, as a legitimate businessman, I feel incredibly let down by Nokia, and the Ovi policies. These policies are going to prevent 95% of application developers from publishing through nokia, leaving only the choice of giving our work away for free (which is fine if you’re into that), or trying to establish an independent distribution channel which is going to be incredibly difficult.

Nokia should ensure that they either recognise sole proprietorships as legitimate business entities, or make it very clear – and i mean 72px font clear, that they do not allow individuals to publish through the store.

This is pretty disturbing news as one of the main highlights of the N900 was that Maemo is open-source and that home-brew applications can be easily installed without going through procedures like Apples iPhone policy apps.

Only corporations can sell applications through the n900 Ovi store when it’s released. Individual developers who are not incorporated as companies cannot sell apps through the ovi store, they must either give their application away for free, or find an alternative, unofficial method of distribution and payment.

If Nokia do not find a solution to this, the N900 as an application platform has seen it’s best days already.

Thanks Johnathan Blake for the tip

EDIT: Chanse Arrington, an employee of Nokia have stated through twitter than Ovi store isn’t the only way to deliver applications, and free applications will be available through Maemo.org.

I guess the rules exist to have some uniformity else if left all open, it would look pretty messy. I am just glad that they aren’t being like Apple and are truly keeping it open-source. Kudos, now, if only we could actually get the n900

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Thats right. Nokia is starting to ship it today. FINALLY. News confirmed by none other than Reuters

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The Mozlla mobile team has released Firefox for Maemo beta 5. This release is available for the Maemo OS2008 and Maemo 5 software platforms running on the Nokia N810 and N900 Internet Tablets.  If you’re viewing this on an N810 or N900, install Firefox for Maemo beta 5.

This release brings noticeable improvements to the user experience and UI of the browser. Specifically you’ll see:

  • Firefox official branding, with Firefox name and logo
  • Support for multiple locales, currently including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Russian
  • Flash sites such as YouTube now work
  • The viewport meta tag is now supported by Firefox on mobile sites using it
  • New form assistant to make filling in forms easier
  • Improved panning and zooming performance and behavior
  • Numerous other bugs and polish issues addressed

 

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Go to http://www.maemoproject.com . All you get is a video of an interrogation room.  Nothing seems to happen for a long time, then around the 9th minute something does and a rabbit(?) appears on the table for a second. The trick is to click on the Penguin when it appears, thus giving yourself a chance to win a N900 or the BH-95 headset . Next, simply enter your name and email address and hope that you have won.

EDIT: Oct. 20 12:00 PM is the last date to enter.

Thanks maemo central

Vilja, a member of the Maemo 5 UI Team, gives a brief introduction to filter images and share multiple images in Maemo 5 (Nokia N900) The uploading feature looks dead easy. Good job Nokia

Mobile  Industry Review have been nice enough to upload 2 amazing new videos of the N900.

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The N900 playing quake 3 arena. Now this is just unbelievable

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Maemo5uiteam has done it again. This time, previewing the HTML, mail function

The Maemo5 team UI Team, explains the interactions found in the Conversations application.