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Have you heard about the Nokia N900, powered by Maemo? Well, one of the cool features that it brings with it is multi-tasking capability. How capable is it is another question. But that’s exactly what we will be sharing with you. Here is a video that puts the N900 to a multi-tasking test.
Nokia N900 just continues to get more and more exciting. We just came to know, that the Maemo based handset becomes fully integrated with Skype. Fully integrated means, you are not required to download Skype and to add to the fun you don’t have to launch the app either. All you need to is select your desired contact and you can make Skype to Skype calls and other interesting Skype stuff. A video is embedded below that will show Skype in action and will give you a better idea of how this cool app works.
Live in USA? Waiting for Nokia N900?. Well the waiting days are over. The first units of Nokia’s tablet N900 have landed in USA and are available for purchase. Those who placed their pre-order might have gotten their hands on the cool touch based device.
Financial Times previously spread a rumor that Nokia might dump the Symbian operating system and instead go for LinuxOS, Mameo. The rumor spread like a fire and it was reported by numerous blogs.
Well here is a twist in the tale. Symbian will soon release an overhauled version of its operating system later this year and will eventually release it to developers and handset makers.
Given that Nokia had bought shares worth $410 million on Symbian before open sourcing it, I couldn’t buy into the story. A similar non-sensical rumor had surfaced a few months ago and was quickly shot down by Nokia.
Today, Nokia spokesperson dismissed the rumor:
We absolutely remain committed to Symbian and S60. Symbian remains our choice for smartphones and we’ll continue to see enhancements that further the value and experiences on this platform.
Nokia is working on non-smartphone devices such as the N900 tablet. Maemo is the operating system for Nokia’s Internet tablets.
The spokesman further said:
However, recognizing that the value we bring to the consumer is increasingly represented through software, there is logically not just one software environment that fits all consumer and market needs,
He went on saying that:
In addition, as we’ve stated before, we also continue to explore opportunities around a new class of devices that we see as the next segment of high performance mobile devices. Maemo is very much part of that thinking but of course there’s nothing new to announce in this regard.
Many of us truly believe that Nokia and Symbian are slow in their response to the challenges posed by other Internet mobile operating systems: Google’s Android, Palm’s WebOS and Apple’s iPhone OS.