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  Reply # 299667 17-Feb-2010 08:29 Send private message

had to delete ioquake and go back to nokia theme before it worked ota, but otherwise plain sailing

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  Reply # 299705 17-Feb-2010 10:25 Send private message

NZ now has a regional setting in the N900, just need a new flag for our country and we'll be sweet.

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  Reply # 299707 17-Feb-2010 10:26 Send private message

Also deleted air crack Ng, the wep and wpa "auditing tools" before the update, essentially anything big you have installed from dev repos.

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  Reply # 302437 26-Feb-2010 11:47 Send private message

been bout a month since i ve own the n900 i like to have these improvements in the next firmwares , or is there any third application available now ?

1. able to write message in portrait mode ,mainly the on screen keyboard then we can type with one hand .
2. group contacts , there is a option there now but says "sim contacts" but cant put in individual groups ?
3. music on external speakers could be greatly improved  with a graphic equalizer , and if we could tweak it to sound  lounder , could nearly sound the same as the 5800 well hopes lol .
4. more options in takeing pics , also able to add music in background in movie editing as sum nokias have got it now .
5. yes of couse maps i am sure that be updated soon and more applications to play with etc ...
if any knows of any third party apps , please let me know. thanks

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  Reply # 303582 2-Mar-2010 09:43 Send private message

this looks interesting the
Mugen Power Nokia N900 2400mAh Extended Replacement Battery with Battery door ,

said to extended battery life but with a new back cover , seem to have lost the stand and the slide door for the camera cant make out from the pic much , i defectively get one if it extends battery life for another 2 or 3 hours , thats the worse complaint on the n900 at the moment ,heres the link :

http://www.mugen-power-batteries.com/nokia/nokia-n900/mugen-power-nokia-n900-2400mah-extended-replac...#

another good website for apps etc for n900: http://my-maemo.com/index.php
anyone tried any of these please tell....




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Master Geek


  Reply # 303609 2-Mar-2010 11:37 Send private message

cokeman2: this looks interesting the
Mugen Power Nokia N900 2400mAh Extended Replacement Battery with Battery door ,

said to extended battery life but with a new back cover , seem to have lost the stand and the slide door for the camera cant make out from the pic much , i defectively get one if it extends battery life for another 2 or 3 hours , thats the worse complaint on the n900 at the moment ,heres the link :

http://www.mugen-power-batteries.com/nokia/nokia-n900/mugen-power-nokia-n900-2400mah-extended-replac...#


dunno if adding an extra 7mm to the back and losing the camera cover and stand are really worth the few hours extra battery life you would get with this. My battery lasts a solid 36 hours now. All it takes is some app management and common sense.

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  Reply # 303748 2-Mar-2010 18:25 Send private message

Ok... Just left the Nokia Forum Developer Conference in Sydney. At this event they announced the N900 for Australia - no New Zealand date set yet though.

I was given one (although temporary loan)... So my first question is: how to update it to the latest and greatest firmware?





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  Reply # 303750 2-Mar-2010 18:26 Send private message

freitasm: Ok... Just left the Nokia Forum Developer Conference in Sydney. At this event they announced the N900 for Australia - no New Zealand date set yet though.

I was given one (although temporary loan)... So my first question is: how to update it to the latest and greatest firmware?



just connecting it to the net should be enough. a little orange icon will start blinking in the status area at the top if there is a firmware update avaliable. alternatively you could go to app manager and click update.



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  Reply # 304185 3-Mar-2010 21:14 Send private message

freitasm: Ok... Just left the Nokia Forum Developer Conference in Sydney. At this event they announced the N900 for Australia - no New Zealand date set yet though.

I was given one (although temporary loan)... So my first question is: how to update it to the latest and greatest firmware?


Yeah...

If no immediate update shows when connected, go into the menu and select the App Manager app, and select the Update option...that will push any updates through.

On a side note...I see you have now included the default Maemo browser to be recognised as a mobile browser for geekzone mobile...
Not my choice personally...its designed to view full web...if I wanted geekzone mobile I would select the link...I know find that extra step of having to change from geekzone mobile to the full geekzone annoying....just my opinion.




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  Reply # 304606 4-Mar-2010 22:32 Send private message

I can't believe. I have this for one day and Nokia already asked it back...

And no, there isn't a 850Mhz version coming, so not for me if it won't work on Telecom XT.




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  Reply # 304695 5-Mar-2010 10:18 Send private message

Posted my comments on the Nokia Forum Dev conference and Nokia N900 announcement here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/freitasm/7125




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Master Geek


  Reply # 304839 5-Mar-2010 16:25 Send private message

I'm quite happy it doesn't work on XT myself. Because if it did, then I would have considered swapping to XT when I got the handset and thank god I didn't after all the problems that networks been having. Love the "Journalist" comment at the end. He/She deserves their crummy onscreen keyboard.



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  Reply # 304871 5-Mar-2010 18:43 Send private message

freitasm: Posted my comments on the Nokia Forum Dev conference and Nokia N900 announcement here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/freitasm/7125

Good to hear your thoughts on the N900 MF.
Appreciate the links to this thread and my blog review, and look forward to reading your own review.
The possibilities and customizations with this device are unlimited...especially for those who speak in code.




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Mobile: Nokia N97, Nokia N900, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC EVO 3D, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III (current)

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  Reply # 305586 9-Mar-2010 02:35 Send private message

How is transfer of media from pc handled? Do you have to use proprietary software like iTunes or is it a simple drag n drop to appropriate folders?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 305618 9-Mar-2010 10:03 Send private message

Richard7666: How is transfer of media from pc handled? Do you have to use proprietary software like iTunes or is it a simple drag n drop to appropriate folders?


You simply connect up your handset (i use the supplied usb cable but you could use bluetooth) and then tap mass storage device. it'll then pop up on your pc where you can then just drag and drop media into folders.

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