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Lady Bna-nas, Madcheeze and Introcept from Australia created an electronic spray can and hooked it up to a Nokia N900.
The spray can creates an LED light source and the hacked N900 captures the beautiful time-lapse images. See for yourself.

Amazing outcome eh?

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Here’s the latest preview of Meego OS for smartphones. Love the interface and the animations between screens.

Do note that this is just early development and it will be improved towards final version. What do you think?

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The Meego Project has announced “Day 1″ of the handset user experience project and posted some screenshots and video of the interface.

The MeeGo Project Handset Day 1 includes:

* MeeGo APIs, incorporating Qt and MeeGo Touch UI Framework (MTF)
* Subset of the handset reference UI and applications
o Status Bar: clock, network, Bluetooth, 3G connection, notifications, and battery charge
o Home Screen
o Lock Screen
o Application Launcher
o Virtual Keyboard
o Applications: Dialer, SMS, Browser, Contacts, and Photo Viewer
* MeeGo Core OS (including the middleware components)
* Hardware adaptation support for Intel Atom-based handset (Moorestown) and ARM-based Nokia N900

These are early build (Developer Preview) of MeeGo running on a handset (Aava) which is not feature complete.

Check out this video below for full run though of the interface.

What do you think of the interface?


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Categories: Apps, Video

Have skills in drawing/painting and wanna do it on your N900? Yes you can!

There’s an app called MyBrush that simulates paint canvas and brushes of all types for you to paint on your screen like how you would on a real canvas.

In the app you can customize the brush, patterns, textures and even brush pressure that gives you total flexibility in producing your artwork.

More options here that you can set using the sliders.

Wanna see samples produced by this app? Check this out.

This artwork was done by Luovatone aka Toni Kasurinen. He even recorded the whole process of creating this art on the Nokia N900. Watch it ok.

Click here for instructions on how to get the MyBrush app here.

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So I have been using the N900 for about a week. Many of my friends asked the same question everyday. “So, is it better than the iPhone?”
All I can say is that the N900 is of a different league and both of these devices excel in their own ways.

There are some things I really like on the N900. The uniqueness of the device is slowly showing itself and it’s getting more awesome. Haha.

This is the fluid homescreen whereby all the screens are joint and you can place all types of widgets on it; contacts, shortcuts, bookmarks and more. The flow of the screens is seamless and smooth as you slide from one side to the other.
Improvements: Hope Nokia will add the ability for the widgets to snap to grid or something. As we place new widgets on the screens, we may not be able to place them at the exact grid as one another so this may cause a very messy looking placement of widgets on the homescreen.

The N900 has multitasking ability and we can view all opened apps, chat windows and browser windows when we tap on the top left button once. Very much like the expose feature on Macs. These thumbnail previews are dynamic, which means you can still see the videos and games playing when they are minimised. Tapping the little “x” icon will exit the apps respectively.

Tapping the top left button again brings out the menu. The transition is great. With Mac like effects and not jerky at all. To view more icons, we have to tap on the “More” button at the bottom right. I think this is quite troublesome as we are used to scrolling on all other mobile devices.
Improvements: Scrap the more button and place everything in one screen.

The gallery is by far the most featureful I’ve seen so far compared to all the mobile phones out there. The thumbnails are separated by month, so it’s easy to look for the photo that you want. We can also tag the photos for easy filtering, say when we want to view photos of a particular subject. Other than filtering my tags, we can also specify the dates or duration of the photos taken at a specific time. Good stuff! Thumbs up to Nokia for this one.

Another feature that deserves applause is the contact list. Is it just a normal contact list/phonebook? No. Once we have set up our IMs on the N900 (MSN, Gtalk, Skype, Yahoo, Facebook etc), our contacts will appear in the phonebook. We can then filter by viewing the phonebook by status, so online friends are displayed first, followed by away, busy, offline and then phone contacts. We can also merge our phone contacts with IM. Great stuff. More detailed info on this in my upcoming posts.

As we all already know, the browser is running on Mozilla technology and supports Flash 9.4 and AJAX. This allows us to view flash videos or even play Farmville on it(although I have yet to try this). With the high resolution screen of 800×640, we can almost view the whole layout of any website we visit. Thumbs up.

There are, however, 2 things which dissapoint me.

Based on the screenshot above, we can share our photos via email, bluetooth and via services like Twitter, Flickr etc… hmm now.. where’s MMS? Yes the N900 doesnt support MMS currently and although there is a third party MMS app, I find it very sluggish and most of the time not workable.
Also, there is no video call function on the N900 despite the existence of a front camera above the screen. So to Nokia, will we get these features in the upcoming firmware update?

Check out the my brief demo video of the N900 below.

Detailed post and video of each and every feature on the N900 soon! Remember to bookmark meegopOp ok? :D

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Hey all! I just got the N900 from Nokia few days ago and here are some photos and brief into on the device + an unboxing video at the end.

Basically this is Nokia’s attempt in building a mobile computer with phone functions powered by Maemo 5. Not the usual Symbian OS found on other Nseries devices.
The N900 runs on ARM Cortex – A8 superscalar microprocessor core running at 600 MHz, has up to 1 GB of application memory and has a 3D graphics accelerator with OpenGL ES 2.0 support.

The N900 comes with 32 GB internal storage(which is expandable up to 48GB by adding in memory card)
The browser is built on Mozilla technology (and you can download Firefox browser from Ovistore now), has Flash 9.4 + AJAX support, means you can watch flash videos and even play Farmville on it! lol

It has a 5megapixel digital camera (Carl Zeiss optical lens) with dual LED flash and is able to record DVD quality video up to 800 × 480 resolution.

The screen is very hires. 800×480px. good enough to view a full website in one screen. Love the kickstand. It’s a lot easier to watch movies by placing the N900 on table with the stand.

More info soon! Check out the unboxing video below.

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Categories: Video

I recently found these series of N900 stress test video on Youtube produced by the guys from Tehkseven.

It’s fun seeing how the N900 was “tortured” but at the same time feeling the heart ache when the device was dropped or even get sprayed water on.

Check out the videos below.

The Scratch Test

The Drop Test

The Pocket Test

The Dust Test

The Water Test

Which do you think is the most dreadful one? Let us know.

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Here’s a video published on Youtube showing a real life helicopter being controlled by swaying the N900 around.

Check it out.

What do you think of this video? Is it real? Eventhough if it’s fake… it’s still fun to watch nonetheless. Haha

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