Posts filed under ‘Maemo’

Hildon in Higher Then 800×480

Internet Tablet Talk has a story about the Hildon API running on a laptop!  This means hildon will scale to resolutions larger then the Nokia 770 and N800 Internet Tablets.  This also COULD man a OLPC type device.

What’s Hildon?  It’s the UI that the Nokia internet tablets use with thier Maemo install.  It’s a nice UI and it seems to be easy to understand to me anyway.


February 9, 2007 at 6:21 pm 1 comment

Found Release notes on Nokia 770 OS 2006 edition v. 3.2006.49-2

Did some googling and found the Release Notes:

  • Improved quality of WLAN connections
  • Wi-Fi certification included

OK…that works. My WiFi was a bit iffy at home but was ok at work (where there is no WPA….don’t ask!).

January 31, 2007 at 2:08 pm

New Nokia 770 Firmware Out, new SpotYah and Bashpodder

I just checked the download site for the Nokia 770 and a new version of the firmware is out.  It’s called OS 2006 Edition version 3.2006.49-2.  I have loaded it on my 770 and it seems to be a bit zipper.  I wish I knew what was fixed, but the release notes have not been posted to the Nokia site yet.

Since I had to rebuild my 770 after the firmware update, I also discover that SpotYah has finally had updates for Python 2.5 which has been available for quite sometime.  Check it out here.

I also got Bashpodder working yet again on the 770. Here’s a hint…put the script on your MMC and then all you have to do is install wget and osso-xterm.  You don’t need bash.  It runs fine under sh.  Run it by typing: sh at the prompt .  You have to do this because your running off of a FAT16 or FAT32 (not sure which…) filesystem and the Unix permisisons just do not exist for sh to check.

January 31, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Nokia N800 Coming!

Nokia N800

It’s been on Engadget,Thoughtfix, and starts out on Ring Nokia but it appears that Nokia is ready to ship and probably announce at CES the second Internet Tablet, the Nokia N800. It’s part of the N series of phones now apparantly, but as far as I know, there’s no Cell radio in it. What is there? Well according to Thoughtfix and FCC documents it will have:


  • 640×480 Web Cam (pops out even!)
  • 802.11G and Bluetooth
  • 2 MiniSD slots. One internal, one on the outside.
  • Maemo Linux of course
  • and???

I hope they have a faster processor and possibly more RAM. It looks like the same LCD that the 770 has but I hope it’s better. Also, and I can’t verify this, but I did a quick search for Nokia N800 and the only post I saw was a ad on a cellphone blog saying you can get it for $200?? I hope so! That would SO ROCK!


Anyway I am excited about this and I will start saving pennies for this thing. If it’s as good as the Nokia 770 is, it’s a winner. Oh and I should post a full review with pics of my 770 at some point I guess. I’ll work on that later!


UPDATE: According to a commentor on Ring Nokia, the N800 is available at some CompUSA’s already for $399. Apparantly, someone jumped the gun. That tells me you can’t depend on 5-10 dollar an hour employees…..thier mistake is our benefit!



January 6, 2007 at 12:48 pm 1 comment

Nokia 770: The Best Linux PDA. Period.

Over the weekend I just purchases a Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. This runs on TI’s OMAP processor and runs a form of Debian Linux called Maemo. So far I have not found anything I can’t do with it yet that I wanted to do. I am waiting on my 2 GIG RS-MMC card from Amazon to get here before I really start to do things like watch video or listen to OGG’s on it. I’ll post neat things I find on the web here as well as I learn about using this new and intresting hardware platform. I think Nokia has a winner here and in a few years see this as being succesful. Nokia’s already hard at work on the sequal to this device, the Nokia 870. The 870 is reported to have switched from RS-MMC to MiniSD (thank you Nokia) and also has 2 of these MiniSD slots! One is internal (near the battery) and the other is externally acessible. This tells me that if it ships with a card, you will likely have it already loaded and it will be used for the swap file either in a swap partition or possibly just a swap file. Anyway, I am looking forward to this device.

I showed a geek accountant (is there such a thing??) my 770 and she was drooling and saying she wanted one! 😀 Anyway….stay tuned to the blog. More to follow!

December 19, 2006 at 8:53 pm

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