The Nokia N9; “A work of art” says Jesse Oguns – #RecapReview #2

A work of art and a beauty to behold. That is how I will label the Nokia N9. I have had a trial unit courtesy of Nokia Connects for a few days. The unit I have is Blue. Those are the exact words of “The Brand Evangelist”. He is Jesse by name and he is a mobile enthusiast. He has handled quite a number of mobile phones in the past. In this edition of the #RecapReview featuring the Nokia N9, Jesse on his blog simply describes it as a work of art. Here are some of the excerpts from his …

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Why did Nokia choose Windows Phone?

Many wondered a year ago why oh why did Nokia go with the Windows Phone platform? There were so many possibilities back then. Let’s see which those were. First of all there was the almighty Android, and many thought that might have been the best choice. Second, there was Nokia’s lovechild, MeeGo, which is an amazing OS by the way, and third there was Windows Phone. Everyone believed that Nokia choose WP7 because of Elop’s past Microsoft experience. In my opinion, that had nothing to do with it. Nokia would have loved to keep MeeGo, but it wasn’t getting enough …

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PR1.2 for Nokia N9 Screenshots

A lucky fellow on maemo.org got a Nokia N9 from his friend working in Nokia which is running unreleased PR1.2 for Nokia N9. This topic has excited the members to find out what this new PR1.2, much awaited release for N9, looks like.  A hot discussion about PR1.2 is going in the thread. He shared few screenshots: As you may notice in above screenshot, this PR1.2 has support for app folders on homescreen, copy-paste functionality in browser, etc. Changelog also says that it brings support for video calling but tamerbatar, who is lucky enough to have this running on his N9, has refused …

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NetView for N9 / MeeGo

NetView is a nice free app available for MeeGo device Nokia N9 (N950 of course). It allows you to use your phone with a browser over HTTP or with secure SSL from some windows client like  SSVNC.  This app uses VNC for this. Netview is a VNC based remote control for your phone. Netview enables you to view and interact with your phone from your laptop via a wifi connection. It provides an easy way to access the phones’ apps from a computer. It is based on X11VNC. Features:   Mouse and keyboard input.   Orientation changes.   Password protection.   …

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Nokia N9 Apps – Readers Choice

Jason on Nokia Conversations , posted a nice post showing most useful apps for Nokia apps that he found out from comments on his post last month. He missed out some apps in last post and users pointed out some useful apps, which he posted in his revised blog post on Nokia Conversations . He pointed out following apps as must have apps for Nokia N9 (MeeGo / Harmattan) cuteTube Nokia Live View Clipman Tag Center fMobi Calendar Feed TwimGo PhoneTorch N9 LED Flashlight and  Nokia City Scene He also described why he thinks they are must have. Have a look at his post at Nokia …

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How to Mod Nokia N9 UI?

Modding will look a very heavy word and you will think “It maybe difficult, I can’t do”. Well, if you are considering to mod N9/N950’s MeeGo, it’s quite easy than you expect. You will need to know CSS to do so. Yes, CSS. And you require some courage also. 😉 I was playing with my N9 and was looking at system files and found out that UI uses CSS for styling. I am not much sure if there are other things that need for more modding but you can surely change the styling of a page by editing its style. …

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