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Nokia N9, Available for Pre-Ordering at Harvey Norman

Written on September 15, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Harvey Norman's website is now accepting pre-orders for Nokia's upcoming smartphone -- the N9.

The anticipated N9 Android smartphone from Nokia is already available for pre-order in Australia via the Harvey Norman’s website. However, consumers are required to pay a small fortune first before they could grab the MeeGo-powered handset.

The unlocked 16GB variant costs $829 or on a $9.89 weekly re-payment plan for 36 months. The 32GB model, on the other hand, could be yours for $979 or $11.69 per week over 36 months.

Nokia N9 is said to be the first phone that is powered by the MeeGo operating system — a Linux-based OS that was built in partnership with Intel. The device comes with a 3.9-inch AMOLED display, an internal storage capacity of either 16GB or 64GB, and an 8.0-megapixel camera with AutoFocus and super wide 28mm Carl Zeiss lens.

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Lenovo Releases IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo in Europe

Written on August 23, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Lenovo IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo OS is now available on all European markets for €180.

At last, Lenovo has finally released its MeeGo OS-based IdeaPad S100. Now available on all European markets, the device is believed to be the manufacturer’s first netbook that runs on Linux-based, Intel- and Nokia-developed OS. It features a 1.33GHz Intel Atom N435 processor, and a 10.1-inch display with 1024×600 pixels resolution. The S100 also gets 160GB of HDD, 5,400 RPM hard drive, 1GB of RAM and 6 to 7 hours of battery life.

Lenovo has not yet disclosed any comments if whether they would offer the IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo in U.S countries or not.

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Nokia, Cutting Down the Number of Included Countries in its N9 Launch

Written on August 13, 2011 by Lulu

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Nokia seems to shrink their N9 launch plans, as they include fewer countries which will get the said device than expected.

Despite the important marketing efforts Nokia has put behind its MeeGo flagship handset, the Nokia N9, the firm seems to be decreasing its launch plans to include fewer countries than expected. After announcing that there is no plan in bringing the N9 to the US or the UK, the said company also told MobiFlip that the device will not be heading to Germany, Austria or Switzerland either.

The said announcement casted doubt on Nokia’s launch plans for the N9, since the device is said to be released in a wider range of markets. It is unclear now how many and which countries will get the N9 through official channels — even though the Swedish page had provided a launch countdown.

For customers living in North America and who are willing to pay a premium for an unlocked N9, the said handset is expected to support AT&T and T-Mobile in the US along with several Canadian carriers.

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Nokia’s Countdown Hinted the Arrival of N9 on September

Written on August 07, 2011 by Lulu

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Nokia's countdown on its Swedish N9 page hinted out the release of N9 smartphone on September.

Nokia’s Swedish N9 page started a countdown that gave away the timing for the MeeGo phone. The said smartphone was reportedly scheduled to arrive on September 23, which will be exactly 49 days as of Thursday. On previous months, several carriers said that the smartphone will be released in late September, but none of them has been confirmed by Nokia.

Its seems that N9 will not be released in other countries at the same time. Nokia sees Europe as one of its primary target, and suggested that it won’t likely make the N9 officially available in the US. With penta-band 3G, however, it fully supports AT&T and T-Mobile in the US, as well as most Canadian carriers.

The said countdown is considered a possible swan song for MeeGo, given the few phones planned and the switch to Windows Phone. It might be Nokia’s most advanced phone for some time with a unique button free, real multitasking interface, a 3.9-inch curved AMOLED screen, a very fast eight-megapixel camera, and Nokia’s first real NFC support in a smartphone. Versions will come with either 16GB or 64GB of storage.

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ASUS X101, to Serve as Linux Tablet Alternative

Written on August 05, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Despite bearing the hallmarks of a netbook, ASUS will offer its Eee PC X101 as a Linux tablet alternative.

As posted on ASUS’ blog, its Eee PC X101 will serve as an alternative to small laptops despite bearing the hallmark of a netbook. First, at 0.69 inches thin and two pounds in weight, it will be thinner and lighter than a typical netbook. Second, it runs MeeGo Linux instead of Windows 7. While the latter has been the predominant OS for netbooks over the past few years, MeeGo Linux is more suitable to ultrasmall designs which typically doesn’t have the horsepower to efficiently run the Microsoft OS.

Third, the ASUS Eee PC X101 does not have Ethernet ports and VGA.

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Samsung Revealed N100 Netbook with MeeGo OS for India

Written on July 22, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Samsung unveiled a new mini-laptop for the Indian market -- the N100 netbook.

Samsung is said to release the Samsung N100 – a low-priced netbook – that is specially designed for consumers in India. In order to bring a cheap device, the company is adding a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom N435 processor and a MeeGo Linux operating system, which will give low power features on the device.

This new netbook from Samsung has the same processor and operating system like the ASUS Eee PC X101, set to ship soon with a price of only $200. However, the only difference is that ASUS’ netbook will be available in the U.S market, while the Samsung N100 still holds no assurance if whether it will be attainable outside India or not.

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Nokia RM-670 Undergoes FCC Testing

Written on July 19, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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RM-670, the upcoming handset from Nokia, goes through FCC's approval testing. Few features of the phone, revealed as well.

The Nokia RM-670, formerly known as the N7 or 700 Zeta, was first seen through spy-shots and then followed by multiple rumors. Now, the new handset from Nokia seems to be entering the Technology World after taking an official testing under the FCC. Though the listings did not disclose all the features of the phone, the test still serves as a good proof that the RM-670 was real and existing.

According to the FCC paperwork, the upcoming Nokia handset could work on either AT&T and T-Mobile, or might even support both 1,700MHz AWS (T-Mobile) and 850/1,900MHz (AT&T) 3G bands. Nokia has not yet announced any launching date for the RM-670, but it is expected to arrive first in the U.S.

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Nokia’s Most Anticipated Phone — The Nokia N9

Written on June 21, 2011 by Lulu

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Nokia officially announces their new smartphone at an event in Singapore. Introducing: The Nokia N9!

At Nokia’s Singapore event, the company revealed their most anticipated phone — Nokia N9. The first MeeGo smartphone focuses on a rare, truly buttonless design, swipe gesture control, switching applications from a pane-based interface, and an iOS 5-style swipe to launch apps from individual notifications. The design was made to omit a home button and replaces it with multitouch in its every process, including modern web and media browsing.

Nokia considers N9 as its most powerful media device to date. It features a 3.9-inch, 480×854 AMOLED screen; Dolby headphone and Digital Plus audio decoding; and an eight megapixel camera that’s wide-angle, wide aperture (f2.2) and one of the most fastest camera in phone. A microSDHC slot provides a removable storage for a lot bigger memory on the phone. Near Field Communication (NFC) is included in N9’s features. NFC can help for wireless payments and games like Angry Birds Magic.

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Adobe Flash for Nokia, BlackBerry, Symbian and Microsoft is Here

Written on October 26, 2010 by Charles Bass

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"Flash Player 10.1 is available on Android and Google TV today, with BlackBerry platform, HP webOS 2.0, future versions of Windows® Phone, LiMo, MeeGo, and Symbian OS also expected to support Flash Player 10.1." ---Official words from Adobe

Adobe just announced that version of Flash are now on its way to major smartphone OS. After it is done, the world wide mobile industry can access Flash operated websites. This technology will allow you to open Flash games, navigations, and video. This operation has been in demand for so many years and finally the wait is over.

Mos of Google’s Android OS 2.2 has already made use of this plug-in and now there’s HP Palm Pre 2. Adobe didn’t give out details on when are the company is releasing versions for BlackBerry OS, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, the Symbian OS, or Nokia/Intel’s MeeGo.

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Nokia N900 Gets a Dual Boot from Meego and Maemo

Written on October 14, 2010 by Charles Bass

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It has been a long while since we experienced revamp on N900. We are talking about updates on OS and Firmware. But here is something to get excited about. Meego blogged that there is a soon update on Nokia N900 OS.

Whatever you say about Nokia, at least it never leaves a promise broken. Here’s what I’m saying, last March the folks behind the biggest cellphone company said that they are making a dual OS for us, specifically for N900. According to Meego blog, the much-awaited PR 1.3 update is coming in a short while. Here’s a real welcome, a dual boot between Maemo and Meego. The last time we heard of an update was during the month of May. This is an exciting news, isn’t?

Nokia fanatics must be jumping for joy. Who doesn’t want a new Meego OS? And who doesn’t want a Maemo dual boot? Firmware is the life of the device. Let’s keep our eyes and ears open for any news. Meanwhile we quoted some of Meego’s words about it.

“On the Maemo side, there have been interesting, supporting developments going on, as well. The PR 1.3 update is quite close now, and with that you can easily dual boot between Maemo and Meego on your N900. There is also a possibility of developing applications supporting both operating systems, based on Qt and Qt Mobility APIs on the Maemo side. It means that you can develop once in PC with Qt Creator, and test your applications on both Maemo and MeeGo, directly on your N900 device!”

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