[News] Nokia's Linux-based N900 a "resounding success"; Dell's Linux Phone is Reviewed, Coming Soon

[News] Nokia's Linux-based N900 a "resounding success"; Dell's Linux Phone is Reviewed, Coming Soon

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 22 Nov 2009 07:20:15


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Nokia N900 Review Roundup

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| You only have to read a few reviews of the
| Nokia N900 to realise that it is a
| resounding success people like the
| functionality, the open source nature of
| its OS, the memory, the possibilities for
| development, and the little features on it.
| Techradar disagreed with Nokia on one
| thing: they don believe that the Nokia
| N900 is a computer. Instead, they said,
| t a smartphone and a very good one at
| that.In addition, they were also
| impressed with the overall performance of
| the OS.
|
| Similarly, T3 were highly impressed with
| the overall functionality of the Nokia
| N900, saying it was etter than any Nokia
| handset wee seen in along time. |
| They added: n terms of browsing and sheer
| multitasking capability, it also superior
| to other smartphone rivals. `----

http://noknok.tv/2009/11/20/nokia-n900-review-roundup/

Nokia Focuses on Linux-based Maemo for High-end Smartphones

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| The talk of the town is Android. Nobody is
| talking about Symbian anymore. Symbian, of
| course, still holds majority (50 percent of
| global sales) of the mobile market share,
| but its slowly declining. Maybe that why
| Nokia, Symbian primary contributor, is
| trying to fight back - by dropping the
| mobile OS from its high-end phones.
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http://www.mobilewire.co.uk/19-11-2009-nokia-focuses-on-linux-based-maemo-for-high-end-smartphones.html

Maemo Edges Out Symbian in Nokia's N900 Smartphone

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| Maemo is an open source platform based on
| Debian GNU/Linux. It draws most of its GUI
| (graphical user interface), frameworks and
| libraries from the GNOME project. Maemo
| uses the Matchbox window manager and the
| GTK-based Hildon as its GUI and application
| framework.
`----

http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/68684.html?wlc=1258736464

Nokia won't demote Symbian, but Linux OSs rule in north America

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| While Symbian still rules in Europe and
| Japan, the US smartphone market is
| increasingly crazy for Linux, and this is
| likely to prompt Nokia - hopeful of ending
| its woeful run of poor performance in north
| America in 2010 - to give its Linux-based
| Maemo platform a bigger role in its
| strategy from next year. However,
| persistent speculation that Nokia is making
| an either/or decision and will actually
| back away from Symbian remains several
| leaps too far, and the firm came out with
| an official denial that it had any plans to
| demote Symbian from its position as lead
| smartphone OS.
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http://www.rethink-wireless.com/2009/11/19/nokia-wont-demote-symbian-linux-oss-rule-north-america.htm

Hands on With the Dell Mini 3i Smartphone

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| The smartphone is one of the first Ophones
| in the world, a brand promoted by China
| Mobile to make sure consumers know it uses
| the Linux-based Open Mobile System (OMS)
| developed by the company. OMS is very
| similar to Android, the reason Dell will
| release the handset elsewhere with Google's
| popular mobile phone OS inside.
`----

http://www.pcworld.com/article/182590/hands_on_with_the_dell_mini_3i_smartphone.html


Recent:

Hands On: Nokia N900 - A Good Cheap Option?

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| Nokia's Linux-based N900 looks to be shaping
| up as the comapny's real competition in the
| nex
 
 
 

[News] Nokia's Linux-based N900 a "resounding success"; Dell's Linux Phone is Reviewed, Coming Soon

Post by 7 » Sun, 22 Nov 2009 17:18:37


> | resounding success people like the >> | functionality, the open source nature of >> | its OS, the memory, the possibilities for >> | development, and the little features on it. >> | Techradar disagreed with Nokia on one >> | thing: they don believe that the Nokia >> | N900 is a computer. Instead, they said, >> | t a smartphone and a very good one at >> | that.In addition, they were also> > | impressed with the overall performance of> > | the OS.> > | > > | Similarly, T3 were highly impressed with> > | the overall functionality of the Nokia> > | N900, saying it was etter than any Nokia> > | handset wee seen in along time.>
> |>
> | They added: n terms of browsing and shee>
> | multitasking capability, it also superio>
> | to other smartphone rivals.gt; > `-->-
> http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Thats why a lot of phone developer dummies with competing
OSes were moaning Linux was not ready for the smart phones?

Sheesh!

Whenever someone moans Linux is not ready for x
and repeats it like it was their mantra for the
day, it means it is ready and you are missing the
boat if you didn't check on it.

 
 
 

[News] Nokia's Linux-based N900 a "resounding success"; Dell's Linux Phone is Reviewed, Coming Soon

Post by Jeff » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:55:33


I wonder how many standard Linux apps in the N900 repository
it will take to change their minds.
 
 
 

[News] Nokia's Linux-based N900 a "resounding success"; Dell's Linux Phone is Reviewed, Coming Soon

Post by Roy Schest » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:50:54

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Linux Journal explicitly said that having the N900 is like having
a small laptop. Sure, it's expensive, but it's also a phone.

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[News] Nokia's Linux-based N900 a "resounding success"; Dell's Linux Phone is Reviewed, Coming Soon

Post by Roy Schest » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:52:27

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>> | resounding success people like the >>> | functionality, the open source nature of >>> | its OS, the memory, the possibilities for >>> | development, and the little features on it. >>> | Techradar disagreed with Nokia on one >>> | thing: they don believe that the Nokia >>> | N900 is a computer. Instead, they said, >>> | t a smartphone and a very good one at >>> | that.In addition, they were also>>>> | impressed with the overall performance of>>>> | the OS.>>>> | >>>> | Similarly, T3 were highly impressed with>>>> | the overall functionality of the Nokia>>>> | N900, saying it was etter than any Nokia>>>> | handset wee seen in along time.>> >> |>> >> | They added: n terms of browsing and shee>> >> | multitasking capability, it also superio>> >> | to other smartphone rivals.gt;>
>> `-->>
>>>
>> http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;/
> Thats why a lot of phone developer dummies with competi>g
> OSes were moaning Linux was not ready for the smart phone>?
> Shees>!
> Whenever someone moans Linux is not ready for>x
> and repeats it like it was their mantra for t>e
> day, it means it is ready and you are missing t>e
> boat if you didn't check on it.

Speaking of x, Maemo can do SSH with x forwarding (both directions), AFAIK.
It's like a second computer. You can probably run your desktop applications
remotely from your phone.

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