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PSFreedom Released for N900: Simplifying the PS3 Hacking Process

If you’ve been following the release of the PS Jailbreak USB dongle (and subsequent downfall of Sony’s Playstation 3 console), then there’s a good chance that you’ve heard that an N900 can work just as well as the PSJB. The original jailbreak process on the N900 needed some basic command-line knowledge, but the latest release [...]


The Definitive Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Bug List

Back and better than ever: the Definitive Bug List, Nokia 5530 XpressMusic edition, is now open! Maybe this will turn out to be an even bigger success than the previous Nokia N97 Definitive Bug List. As usual, add bugs in the comments but make sure you mention your firmware version, phone type (enter *#0000# in [...]


Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Review: Best Touch-Screen Phone Under $200

Everyone’s hawing and hemming about the latest super high-end handset, which means the low-ends don’t get much love. And it’s really too bad, because the 5530 XpressMusic is one of the most capable el cheapo phones out there. More inside.


The N900: A Game Changer for Nokia (First Impressions)

The release of the N900 comes at an important time in Nokia’s history. Despite a new Symbian operating system, new touch handsets, and a growing smartphone market, the company’s smartphone division is faltering, with market share dropping 6% in the previous quarter. It’s not too hard to see why: competition is fierce, with Apple and [...]


Revisiting the Nokia N97, Four Months Later: A Review

I never did an official review of the Nokia N97, mainly because by the time I actually got the phone, everyone and their mother had already filmed videos of unboxing and smashing N97s on concrete, and released reviews left and right. And mine would just have simply echoed everyone else’s sentiments. But now, no one’s [...]


A Comparison of the US Wireless Carriers

I have to admit, I liked the new table comparison that I did for the N900/N97/N97 Mini. So now I’m applying it to other data, like wireless carriers and plans in the USA, with mixed success. Inside, a version 1 comparison of the major US carriers.


The Nokia N97 vs. N97 Mini vs. N900 Comparison Table

Considering buying an N900? How about an N97 mini? Yeah, Nokia’s bringing two more touch-screen devices to the table, both suspiciously similar to the original N97 on the surface. But what about underneath? Let’s see how they stack up. (“winning” features in green)


How-To: Play DOS Games On Your Nokia N97 [DOSBox]

Before there was Windows, there was DOS. A command-line interface with nothing but text, text, and more text. During the ’80s and ’90s, DOS was the OS of choice for gaming. And there were lots of great games. Flash-forward to today. Thanks to an open-source emulator called DOSBox, you can now run those oldies-but-goodies on [...]


How-To: Hack Your Nokia N97 In 16 Steps [HelloOX2]

The latest version of HelloOX has been released, and it’s easier than ever to get unsigned software working on your N97. But let’s step back a bit: unsigned software is simply any kind of application that hasn’t gone through the Symbian Foundation’s rigorous signing process. Most freeware is unsigned, mainly due to the costs involved [...]


How-To: Change Your S60 Phone Key Mappings With VirtualKey

I recently discovered the S60 gem VirtualKey after going on the hunt for a good key remapping application. It’s easy to use, sufficiently powerful, and best of all, it actually runs on S60 Fifth Edition. There’s a caveat, however: VirtualKey is an unsigned application, which means you might be in for a world of hurt. [...]


10 Ways to Improve the Nokia N97

How would you improve Nokia’s N97 smartphone? That’s the question of the day. My answers inside!

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