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Mobile Phone SoftwareDecember 13, 2010

Nokia says “no” to multi-touch virtual keyboards

Say no to drugs. Say no to alcohol. Say no to multi-touch virtual keyboards. According to a YouTube comment posted by the official Nokia user account, the company isn’t keen on adding the feature to upcoming Symbian phones.

Mobile Phone Software4/8/2010

Playing PSX Games on the N900, Verdict: Better Luck Next Time

If you’ve been following the repositories (specifically extras-dev), you might have noticed two new additions to the Games category: PCSX and PSX4All. Both are Playstation 1 (PSX) emulators with the ability to run PSX CD images from the comfort of your N900. Unfortunately, I couldn’t download PSX4All thanks to some missing libraries, so the following [...]

Mobile Phone Software3/26/2010

Purported N900 PR1.2 Update Changelog Hits the Web

Everyone knows that the Nokia N900 PR1.2 update is coming soon. But no one knows what has actually been fixed. Until now. Maemo Briefs has released what it claims is the PR1.2 changelog – and it’s no small list. And no, there’s no MMS, Ovi Navigation, voice dialing, or portrait mode additions on the list. [...]

Mobile Phone Software2/27/2010

Ovi Maps Beta Gets a 3.04 Update

The latest version of Ovi Maps has been released, and there’s quite a few performance improvements included in the update. Or, more specifically…


Five Games Actually Worth Playing on the N900

The N900 hasn’t exactly been a gaming powerhouse – just check out the Ovi Store, where there’s a total of ten games for download. That number includes both free and paid, and doesn’t look likely to change any time in the future. Fortunately, there’s some decent games to be had in the repositories, even though [...]


Should you use Firefox Mobile or the stock N900 MicroB browser? [A Comparison]

There’s a browser war going on, but it’s not the typical IE vs. Firefox series of battles. No, on the N900 it’s Mozilla vs. Mozilla, brother vs. brother, with the stock MicroB browser on one side and the latest Firefox Mobile 1.0 on the other. Which one is better? It’s a tough call, that’s for [...]

Mobile Phone Software1/28/2010

How-To: Enable Flash in Firefox Mobile 1.0 [N900]

The good news, first: Firefox Mobile 1.0 was been released for Maemo 5, and it brings a couple of sweet improvements to the table. Flash, however, is not one of them. It’s disabled by default, but it’s pretty easy to get it back with these simple steps.

Mobile Phone Software1/21/2010

Nokia: Ovi Maps Now Free, a “Game-changing Move”

A “secret” launch event early today (one that I’m sure many of us thought was for a new handset) brought the news that Nokia’s Ovi Maps will be completely free. That’s Drive and Walk navigation, Lonely Planet guides, the whole shebang. Free. And it’s available now. Sweet.

Mobile Phone Software1/14/2010

The N900 Gets Its First (Major) Update: PR1.1

A massive 90MB update was released today for the Nokia N900. There are way, way too many changes to list here, so I’ll pull out a couple of the highlights:

Mobile Phone Software1/12/2010

The N900 Gets Its First (Mini) Update

Got an N900? Great. Grab the first firmware update, released today. It’s available over-the-air in the Application Manager. Before updating, App. Manager will ask you if you want to backup your phone. I would suggest doing so.


The S60 Fifth Edition Virtual Keyboard Shootout

Last time I compared three physical keyboards. Now I’m going to attempt to tackle three different virtual keyboards – the stock Nokia one, DayHandInput, and SlideIt. While all three have their own unique advantages and quirks, sadly enough, the clear “winner” is a bit hazy. More inside.

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