Windows Phone-powered Nokia 800 ads leaked

By on October 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM.

Windows Phone-powered Nokia 800 ads leaked

Two leaked advertisements for one of Nokia’s first Windows Phones have been published by Pocketnow. The ads refer to the device as the “Nokia 800,” which could be the “Sea Ray” that has surfaced several¬†times. One of the images also suggests the Nokia 800 is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera, although other specifications are still unknown. There is a blue Nokia 800 in the second image, which implies the phone will be, in typical Nokia fashion, available in several different colors. Hopefully Nokia decides to carry over its aluminum unibody design from the N8, too, although the build materials are also still unclear. We will no doubt hear more about the 800 and maybe even¬†additional Windows Phone handsets during Nokia World, which kicks off on October 26th in London. Read on for a second image. More →

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Maemo 5 Beta SDK is now ripe for the picking

By on April 29, 2009 at 5:46 PM.

Maemo 5 Beta SDK is now ripe for the picking

Nokia’s Internet Tablets haven’t exactly been a massive success on the user adoption front but Nokia isn’t one to give up. While the company did recently bail on the latest iteration of its N810 tablet, we know the Finnish giant was just looking to distance itself from WiMAX. Nokia is most definitely still cooking up a new tablet sequel and now developers can get a taste of its beta OS — as of this afternoon, the Beta SDK for Maemo 5 is available to all for downloading. Notable additions beyond the alpha release include:

  • HSPA data connectivity support
  • A new version of Modest, the open source email app
  • High definition camera support (still capture and video capture)
  • OMAP3 processor support
  • Hardware-based graphics acceleration support
  • Widget development support

The bad news? Maemo 5 will reportedly not run on older N800 and N810 model tablets, only future offerings. Anyone excited for a new Nokia IT with a fresh new OS?

Thanks, Luke!

[Via Brighthand]

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Mozilla Fennec aka Firefox Mobile Alpha 1 released for Nokia Tablets

By on October 17, 2008 at 2:52 PM.

Mozilla Fennec aka Firefox Mobile Alpha 1 released for Nokia Tablets

Well lookie what we have here. It looks like Mozilla stepped it up and decided to release a shiny new tablet version of the Fennec (Firefox Mobile) browser. N810 and N800 owners running Chinook or Diablo can now enjoy the fresh new 1.0 alpha 1 version of Fennec, complete with a laundry list of changes:

Easy navigation to Web content:

  • Bookmarks, including tags
  • Smart URL bar ("awesome bar")
  • Tabbed browsing with thumbnail images
  • Integrated Web search – built into the URL bar
  • Easy access to multiple search engines

Web content:

  • Maximize content by auto-hiding controls and URL bar
  • Zoom in and out

Security:

  • Instant Web site ID ("Larry")
  • Password manager
  • Popup blocker
  • Clear private data

Devices services integration:

  • Click on a phone number to initiate a call
  • JavaScript API to get device location
  • Popup blocker
  • Clear private data

Also:

  • Searchable download manager
  • Preferences pane

We’ve played with it for a while and while the look and functionality are fantastic, it’s still slow. When we say slow, we mean sloooooow. The tabbed browsing (pictured above on the left) implementation and navigation controls are awesome – swipe right with your finger or stylus right to open the tabs bar or left to open the navigation menu. Tablet owners can hit the read link to install Fennec or if you’re reading this on your N800 / N810 just click here for the .install file.

[Via nokiAAddict ]

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Nokia Issues Update for N810 and N800 Internet Tablets

By on June 25, 2008 at 10:48 AM.

Nokia Issues Update for N810 and N800 Internet Tablets

Yesterday was a big day for Nokia Internet Tablet owners. The N810 and N800 each got a firmware update codenamed “Diablo” and while some refer to it as a minor release, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Why? Let’s look at the change log highlights:

  • SSU (seamless software updating) enabling components of the OS to be updated without having to flash/rewrite the entire operating system
  • Over-the-air (OTA) updates via Wi-Fi and WiMax connections
  • Update of the email client to Modest with several enhancements to the user interface and additional support of several mobile-friendly email features
  • Addition of Chinese fonts to the system font list
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes to OpenSSL
  • Browser panning fixes
  • Support for A-GPS in the N810 and N810WE
  • Wayfinder GPS application updates
  • Additional unspecified features

The first two entries are key. A huge annoyance with both S60 and Internet Tablet devices is the update procedure. In short, all data is lost. Backing up and restoring rarely goes smoothly and even on the rare occasion it does, it’s still time consuming and bothersome. Seamless software updating and automatic OTA application updates mean that everything – from firmware to installed apps – will be easily and seamlessly updated as new versions become available. Update your firmware without losing personal data and files; update your apps automatically over the air as soon as new versions become available. Good stuff indeed.

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