The N900 Gets A BIGGER Battery (2400mAh)

9 02 2010

Mugen Power Nokia N900 2400mAh Extended Replacement Battery with Battery door. Special Price of $87.95

 

This will give you a bigger battery, but means the N900 just got that little bit thicker as well. Mmm not to sure I’d buy?

UPDATE 11/02/10: Mugen-Power are supplying nokiAAddict.com with the NEW 2400mAh battery extender to test out on my N900, so if you want to know what its like then stay tuned at the end of February when they have promised to deliver to me.

Will the additional back casing make a difference?
How long will the battery last with constant use?
Is it worth the additional money?

YES I’ll be answering allthese questions and anything else you want to know before you buy :)

via Buy Mugen Power Nokia N900 2400mAh Extended Replacement Battery with Battery door [HLI-N900XL].





Tunewiki Social Media Player for N900

27 01 2010

TuneWiki SMP for Maemo
http://store.ovi.com/content/23858
http://store.ovi.mobi/content/23858

The N900 finally gets the full Tunewiki experience instead of the rather dull Tunewiki Widget it shipped with, we now have the new Tunewiki SMP for Maemo (SMP = Social Media Player)

With the new Tunewiki SMP you have a music player, youtube music player, Shoutcast Radio Player, lyrics for all music and search for Tunewiki users near you.

I’ve had a quick play with everything and it seems to work very well on my N900.





Freoffice for N900 – KOffice Office Viewer

19 01 2010

Nokia have just released Freoffice a KOffice Office Viewer for ODF (ODT and ODP), Microsoft Word and Microsoft Powerpoint documents only at the moment.

The MS Word 2003 documents I’ve tried with it don’t show the full page very well and seem to miss half the information on it or put in on multiple pages. Don’t think it likes tables in word documents.

Hopefully we will get more updates to fix and improve this FREE office viewer. We want FREE Office Editor and Viewer????

Freoffice is avalable via ‘Maemo Extras-Devel’ repository.





What’s Installed on the N900 (19th Jan 2010)

19 01 2010

Especially for @lookatbowen over on Twitter who is waiting for his N900 to be delivered, here is what’s installed on the gerrymoth’s N900:

*Added since 21/12/09:

*3G/2G Mode Selection Applet
Adblock Plus
Appwatch
*Airport (Game)
*Amazon Widget
*Angry Birds (Game) + Level Pack 1
Conboy
Conversations Inbox Desktop Widget
*Countdown Timer
*Cube (game)
*Disc (Game)
Documents to Go Viewer Edition
*DrNokSnes (Game Emulator)
eCoach
*EggTimer
Extras Decoders Support
Facebook Widget and Photo Uploader
*fAPN
Feedhandler
Flashlight
FM Radio Player
*fMMS
ForecaWeather Widget
GPE File Manager
gPodder Podcast Client
greasemonkey-webaddon
*gTranslate
*Headphone daemon
*Jamaendo Player
KMPlayer
*Labyrinth Lite (Game)
*Maemo-Geolocation
MaStory
*Matrix (Theme)
mbarcode
*MGutenberg E-Book Reader
mplayer
*OGG Support
*Panucci resuming Audiobook and Podcast Player
Password Safe
Petrovich
Pixelpipe Upload and Share
Pyrecipe
QIK
Recorder
rootsh
SIB
*Simple Brightness Applet
*Simple FMTX Desktop Widget
*Solitaire (Game)
*SuperTux (Game)
TouchSearch
Transmission
*TuneWiki Desktop Widget
*Unzip Add-on for the File Manager
Vagalume
*Variations on Rockdodger (Game)
*VGBA (Game Emulator)
Witter
WorldTV99
*XChat
Xournal
*Xploder (Game)
*YaSpot (Spotify Client in very early development)
*YouTube Video Uploader (Pixelpipe Plugin)
Removed since 21/12/09: Bullshit Bingo, Countdown Home Desktop Widget, desktop-photoapplet, digiaatscene, Fennec (Firefox), FriendStatus IM Statuses Aggregator, Hermes, load-applet, Personal Dataplan Monitor, Personal IP Address, Stopwatch, Wormux, Zoutube

The applications removed since December all work fine, I just didn’t really use them.





More N900 Firmware Updates – PR1.1 Released

14 01 2010

Two Firmware updates for the N900 in one week, oh Nokia you will be spoiling us :D The N900 gets a major firmware update to v2.2009.51-1 and will be available via OTA, NSU and Maemo Flasher as of 7am on 14/01/2010 in Finland and distributed worldwide throughout the day.

Changelog for the firmware update is here
http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo_5/PR1.1

I wish all Nokia firmware updates followed the Maemo guys method and published exactly what the changes consist of?

The new firmware brings changes from Nokia and from Bug Reports the Maemo Community have raised.

I’ve heard people saying if you’re having problems installing the new firmware to disable Maemo Extra-devel repository and also remove some of the devel apps? Can’t confirm this as I haven’t updated myself, stuck on a 2G T-Mobile area at the moment :(

New FW Easter Egg: In web browser press CTRL-SHIFT-0 you’ll like it :)

UPDATE 15/01/10: I refreshed the Application Manager on my N900 and it had the new FW Update, so when I got home I tried to update OTA, but the update stated I had to update via NSU, so I plugged my UK N900 into my laptop and fired up NSU which told me I had the latest FW already v44?

I checked to see if there was a firmware image available to download and flash to my N900 and noticed they didn’t have a UK firmware image, that’s why NSU didn’t see it. Instead I flashed my N900 using the Global Firmware Image.

Instructions for flashing the N900 can be found HERE
Firmware Images can be downloaded HERE





Install DEB files using New N900 Firmware

13 01 2010

The ability to RED Pill and install DEB files has been withdrawn from the new N900 Firmware update v1.2009.44-1, oh boo hoo, sob sob!

But wait, there is a way!

1) To install you need to transfer the downloaded *.deb file to your N900(for example Documents folder)
2) Open xterm and type(you need rootsh for this):

sudo gainroot
dpkg -i MyDocs/.documents/*.deb

3) Close xterm, go to More… and your application should be there.

NOTE: You may need to reboot your phone after the installation.

WARNING: ONLY EVER INSTALL DEB FILES FROM A TRUSTED SOURCE AND YOU MAY BRICK YOUR DEVICE INSTALLING USING THIS METHOD.





N900 Game: Angry Birds by Rovio Mobile

12 01 2010

Angry Birds (N900 and iPhone)
http://www.rovio.com

The OVI Store launched yesterday on the N900 and I quickly downloaded a few of the available applications and games, but the single one I can’t stop playing is Angry Birds by Rovio. Rovio also developed the N900 demonstration game Bounce Evolution.

Angry Birds is a simple game, throw some birds and destroy the green pigs, not an all action arcade game, but its just one of those games which is just so so addictive.

The FREE version of Angry Birds gives you the first 21 levels of the game and to access the additional 42 levels you need to pay £3.00.

I managed to have a quick chat on twitter with the Angry Birds developer Matthew Wilson via @roviomobile and asked two questions:

Q1. Why the difference in price between the Apple iPhone (£0.59) and Nokia N900 (£3.00) version?
A1. The N900 price is a realistic valuation of the game. Because of the huge supply of iPhone games there’s downward pressure on price.

Q2. What was the easier to develop for, the Apple iPhone or the Nokia N900?
A2. I asked our lead coder he said: Pretty hard to compare, but my personal preference would be N900.

I also noticed on the @roviomobile twitter feed they stated to @thebluenile “expect more to come”. I can’t wait as the two games available (I know one is only a demo, but its some demo) are quality.

Download Angry Birds from OVI Store and enjoy
http://store.ovi.com/publisher/RovioMobile/





The N900 OVI Store is now Open

12 01 2010

The N900 got an Over The Air (OTA) Firmware upgrade yesterday to Version 1.2009.44-1.203.4 and as part of that upgrade it allowed the OVI Store to be opened.

Welcome to the Store, go grab Angry Birds and Solitaire touch games, themes and a few applications.

The stores not got a great selection at the moment, but hopefully it will get some new items in it every day :)

The firmware update to the N900 also brings a new look Application Manager and improves the performance of the device significantly.

PS: I updated MyMenu (From Qole Repos) on my device yesterday morning and it screwed my device up, so had to reflash my devices firmware again. This was easily done using Maemo Flasher v3.5, my Xubuntu laptop and the N900 connected via the USB cable. I noticed after I’d reflashed all my data (calender, contacts, settings) was still there, but I had to reinstall all applications again.





N900: How to get Last.fm in Vagalume

11 01 2010

I followed these easy steps to get Last.fm working on my N900 via Vagalume:

1. Goto Last.fm to request an API Account http://last.fm/api and take note of your API Key and API Secret Key.

2. Download the LastFM.zip file from nokiAAddict downloads HERE

3. Unzip the LastFM.zip

4. Edit the LastFM.xml and replace the ADDKEYHERE and ADDSECRETKEYHERE with your API Key and API Secret Key.

5. Transfer the edited LastFM.xml file to your N900.

6. Open Vagalume and select Last.fm/Import servers file… and browse to the LastFM.xml file you just transfered.

7. In Vagalume select Last.fm/Preferences and set Service to LastFM.

NOTE: You may need to restart Vagalume?

Enjoy Last.fm on your N900 using Vagalume :)





N900 UPDATE: gTranslate v0.4

4 01 2010

Loving the added buttons for switching languages, copy and paste in gTranslate the Google Translation application for the N900.








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