giggig, 03 Sep 2009if it auto rotate as flawlessly as symbian or winmo, then its good, without much mess, your li... morehttp://maemo.org/
Sorry -- maemo.org is the official development community for MAEMO OS for the N900. The people in this community also contributed to the development of the N900. Laymans term: the Nokia N900 doesn't come with auto-rotate 'activated', but it's native possible to make the applications auto-rotate.
Maemo has a very active community. Just like downloading a song for iPhone, you can also download a modification for the N900 to make it auto-rotate. I mean, it's true that the N900 doesn't come with auto-rotate built in, but the iPhone doesn't come with tons of applications, mp3's and games; you still need to download it and install it yourself. :)
The difference is with Maemo's active community and linux operating system, you aren't restricted to just mp3's, games, and applications from Apple. That's the difference between open-sourced and close-sourced.
apple is having a media event on Sept 9, maybe to answer back to Nokia's 4 punch blow but I'm not expecting anything from them specially an iphone with a physical qwerty keyboard so my plan of selling my iphone and buying this phone is inevitable. oh well, the best wins, so N900 wins my money
Does anyone have an idea of how this phone will operate on a Mac pc eg any problems on synchronisation etc????
thanx in advance
kohiiou, 03 Sep 2009Regarding Portrait mode in N900 MAEMO 5/Freemantle: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=31... moreif it auto rotate as flawlessly as symbian or winmo, then its good, without much mess, your links are mess, lay man like me cant understand that. an update of firmware should come, to make it automatic it self, i guaranty in current scene, without ability to go into portrait phone will be big failure and by default it lacks ability of portrait that's official nokia words.
Regarding Portrait mode in N900 MAEMO 5/Freemantle:
Here we have instructions on how to enable portrait mode on the N900:
giggig, 03 Sep 2009For the disappointment of all Nokia n900 lovers.
It is confirmed now now nokia N900 is all ... morehttp://maemo.org/
Modifications to the MAEMO operating system has been done for ages. Since MAEMO is open-sourced, it is easily modifiable to be landscape only to portrait/landscape function.
The MAEMO was originally based on GNOME UI, so it's most likely a Linux build that is easily modifiable to be able to auto-rotate (since there is also an hardware accelerometer in the N900), similar to how desktop linux distributions are capable of rotating to Portrait mode.
MAEMO 5 is the newest build, but MAEMO has been around since 2005 (Nokia N770, N800, and N810). The N900 is just the first to go beyond an Internet Tablet and gain the ability to work as a mobile phone, but as you can see from the website maemo.org, there is a huge community in modifying and building 3rd party functionality and applications into the operating system.
Some people in the community has even ported other distributions of linux, including those built on KDE UI, onto N810s in the past; not only does the N900 have the horsepower, it also has the diversity to grow as both a mobile device and a "mobile computer".
not a disappointment at all, IMO. He clearly stated portrait mode is available for the phone features, which are the only ones I'll be needing portrait mode at. IMO. as for those who wanted to surf the net in portrait mode, it really is a big disappointment.
Seabass, 03 Sep 2009N900 active panel is a rip off sony ericsson x2!?The MAEMO multiple desktop panel of the N900 is not a rip-off of XPERIA's Panels. MAEMO is a full Linux operating system, similar to all the other linux distrubutions available such as PCLinuxOS or UBuntu. MAEMO is based on GNOME interface (there is GNOME and KDE), and both GNOME and KDE had multiple desktop interfaces for ages. Some of the multiple desktop effects of GNOME rival even those of MacOS and Vista, if not better. Also, XPERIA's panels are add-on UIs used to improve the usage of WinMO's native UI, while the multiple desktops of MAEMO are native to it's UI. This means the MAEMO desktop is completely integrated into the OS while XPERIA's UI isn't (more like running a program, such as Windows Blinds, to make it's UI prettier.
For the disappointment of all Nokia n900 lovers.
It is confirmed now now nokia N900 is all landscape mode, only basic phone functions are potrait, what a pity, it means desktop, dashboard, browser, email, messaging, photo gallery will only work landscape mode.
Below is official words from nokia about it.
August 28th, 2009 at 8:07 am
Maemo 5 UI for the N900 has been designed to converge computers with mobile phone. While most of the use cases are designed to make maximum use of the WVGA display in landscape mode (desktop, dashboard, browser, email, messaging, photo gallery), the basic phone functionality has been designed in portrait mode for single thumb usage. The dial-pad and contacts book work in portrait mode. The rest in landscape.
This phone is good but biggest flaw is it only works in landscape mode, nothing works in potrait apart from just calling.
wikipedia lists this as an Internet Tablet, but apparently, N900's cover states "NSeries" haha. can't wait for this to come out here in the Philippines.... T.T
At last Nokia decided to cope with the standarts of comtemporary smartphones. With 600mhz cpu, linux based meamo has a chance to work very efficiently. Nokia should give up prehistoric symbian and works on a new efficient OS, and I think it's maemo since linux has great built structure and requires much less system resources when compared to WIN and i guess it'll be the same in mobile versions of the systems respectively...
N900 isn't designed to be a camera phone...... it's an internet tablet with smartphone features, d***a*s. oh, and screw people who keep thinking a multibillion pioneer company copies ideas from "just" emerged and "merged" companies.... >.
Comeon friends, Every mobile is matter of personal interest.If u like it,go for it. I am looking something new,so n900 is new.I will go for it.pros and cons, left to reviewers.