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Mozilla launches Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo [video]

March 29th, 2011

On Tuesday, Mozilla released the latest version of Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo smartphones. Firefox 4 now includes support for Firefox Sync, which allows you to sync open tabs, history, bookmarks, passwords, and other data, between your computer and your smartphone. The new Firefox allows for tabbed browsing, add-on installation, and features a new, …

Former Nokia exec lands in Senior VP role at HP

November 20th, 2010

Former Vice President of MeeGo Devices at Nokia Ari Jaaksi began a new role earlier this month with Hewlett-Packard, where he is now a Senior Vice President. Jaaksi’s LinkedIn profile states simply, “I run webOS and services @ HP.” The former Nokia exec left the company earlier this year after a 12-year tenure with the …

Firefox beta now available for Android and Maemo devices

October 7th, 2010

If for whatever reason you feel that the default browser loaded on your Android or Maemo device is not sufficient, you should know that you have options. Opera Mobile is available, the very capable Dolphin browser is available, and now — thanks to a recently released beta — Mozilla Firefox is available. The list of features include: Pinch-to-zoom (Android), …

Nokia confirms Symbian is on the way out for Nseries devices

June 24th, 2010

No real surprise here, but at least it’s now official. Nokia confirmed on Thursday that it will no longer offer Symbian-based handsets its Nseries line-up after the N8 is released. In its place, Nokia will be looking to MeeGo, an open source mash-up of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin. This is a pretty smart move …

Nokia said to be working on re-entering the tablet market

April 6th, 2010

Although none of its previous attempts at cracking the tablet market have been met with success, Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar piped up today and claimed that Nokia is once again going to try to break into the now-burgeoning market. So far there’s nothing in the way of evidence to support his claims, but we …

Hands on with Firefox Mobile for the Nokia N900

April 2nd, 2010

Thanks to Mozilla we got our hands on a Nokia N900 for a few weeks and had the opportunity to give its new Firefox Mobile browser a thorough test drive. Firefox Mobile has a long development history that started in late 2008 when Mozilla announced its very early alpha browser first for the Maemo platform …

Nokia and Intel merge Mobilin with Maemo to produce MeeGo

February 15th, 2010

Nokia and Intel have jumped on the mobile operating system bandwagon by jointly announcing MeeGo, an open platform for mobile computing devices, tablets, netbooks, smartphones, internet-connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems. MeeGo takes the best of Intel’s Mobilin platform and merges it Maemo, the linux-based operating system that powers the Nokia N900. MeeGo will target …

Full version of Firefox Mobile finally released for Maemo 5

January 31st, 2010

Nokia N900 owners are now the envy of the mobile world having been given the privilege of being the first group of people to use the official finalized version of Firefox Mobile. Firefox Mobile will run on the Maemo 5 platform and incorporates many features seen in the desktop version of Firefox including the Awesome …

Nokia Capital Markets Day sees new and improved Symbian UI

December 3rd, 2009

With Apple and BlackBerry nipping at Nokia’s heels, the Finnish company is planning on making some major changes in 2010. Nokia made some pretty big announcements at its Capital Markets Day yesterday with forecasts for 2010 as well as a demo of a significantly improved Symbian UI. We’ve made a lot of jabs against Symbian …

Nokia's N900 now available in the US

November 18th, 2009

Although initial reviews have concluded that it’s far from perfect, today marks the first day of availability of the Nokia N900 in the United States. Available through Nokia’s flagship stores in Chicago and New York City for $649 (as well as at nokiausa.com), the N900 has also been spotted on various online shops such as …