Sure, they might look the same, but are they actually the same? Inside that smooth, shapely polycarbonate shell lies internals that are actually significantly different between these two. How different? Well, the guy on the left, the newly-unveiled Lumia 800, has a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The guy on the right? That’s the ill-fated N9, and it packs a 1GHz TI OMAP chip with 1GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. Inside the chart below lies the information you need, and the deltas you crave.
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We don’t know if this device is “super confidential” or not, but we’ve just come across yet another Nokia N9 lookalike with a non-MeeGo operating system on board. Well, it looks that way, anyhow. There’s no way to verify that the Android homescreen we see above is a legitimate Gingerbread installation and not a mere screenshot (the resolution looks all wrong, for one thing), but the source of this image is the same Chinese fellow that posted a picture of Nokia’s Windows Phone prototype, the Sea Ray, way back in May, so we’re inclined to believe he’s [...]
Nokia has finally taken the wraps off the long-awaited N9 phone, bringing with it the first viewing of MeeGo on a handset and jamming a boatload of top-end technology under the hood.
The new handset is rocking MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan, and comes with a 3.9-inch OLED display (no mention of Nokia’s top-end ClearBlack technology though) which runs to a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels (WVGA).
MeeGo brings with a fancy new UI, with no traditional home screen for widgets and icons; instead we get the standard scrolling menu of applications, and list of missed calls and social networking feeds and [...]
It hasn’t been a terribly good week for MeeGo, but there’s a scant silver lining in the cloud — the first MeeGo netbook has arrived in Singapore, courtesy of Fujitsu. Actually, to be precise, it’s the first netbook to ship with MeeGo preinstalled, as Fujitsu’s simply shoehorned the lightweight operating system onto its existing LifeBook MH330 machine. Sadly, the MH330′s about as boring as they come — it’s a plain vanilla 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 ultraportable with 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive and a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 LED-backlit screen. [...]
Nokia has to do something big if it wants to crack the US smartphone market. We can agree on that, right? And believe us, Nokia wants this — nothing will make the mighty Finns (and the company’s global investors) prouder than to gain some traction in the home of Apple pie and Google desserts. So how will the company do it? With Symbian? Oh, hell no. By introducing another MeToo handset? Nope, with MeeGo on a rockin’ platform like the rumored N9 slider pictured above.
Nokia announced its hardware plans for Maemo 6 a long time ago. At that time, the company was clear that it [...]
No matter what we say, Nokia is the mobile market leader in the world. On the other hand, MacBook Pro is one the better notebooks available as it is great from both aspects – hardware and looks. It seems like Nokia has decided to copy the looks of MacBook Pro as evident from the leaked pictures of N9. We cant stop ourselves from thinking that it is actually a smaller version of MacBook Pro. The image shared by jamesburland on twitter clearly shows the comparison between the two devices.
If you don’t know about N9 then it is an unannounced Nokia smartphone. Internally, the device is [...]
With MeeGo set to launch on ARM-based and Intel Atom-based devices this month, we grabbed a few minutes with Peter Schneider from Nokia recently to talk about MeeGo, the first fruit from the Nokia-Intel joint venture announced last June.
MeeGo itself was announced at Mobile World Congress last month. It brought together the Moblin and Maemo operating systems from the two companies into a single open source OS.
At the time, a joint statement said the open software platform “will accelerate industry innovation and time-to-market for a wealth of new internet-based applications and services [...]
Silverlight does a lot more than playing video; it’s on 60 per cent of all PCs worldwide, apps from eBay listing tools to social networking clients are showing up – and Silverlight runs on Macs, PCs, Linux (through Mono) and soon on Symbian, MeeGo and Windows Phone.
Microsoft launched a release candidate of Silverlight 4 this week at the MIX conference and while you won’t want to upgrade just yet (the RC is aimed at developers, the final version will be here next month and some apps built for Silverlight 3 don’t yet run in the RC), when you do you’ll get apps with lots [...]
Orange and Intel have signed a new agreement to bring Orange services to the tech firm’s new MeeGo platform.
Items such as Orange TV and Orange Maps will be brought to the new OS, which runs on Linux foundations, and will be used on devices running Intel’s Atom processor.
The new deal will see MeeGo, with Orange services, brought to smartphones, tablets and netbooks, meaning a wide gamut of devices for the new platform.
Bringing the mobile net
The other cool element of this deal is that customers will be able to synchronise such services across multiple devices, as the agreement promises [...]
Intel is merging its Moblin and Maemo software platforms.
The announcement, made at a specially arranged Mobile World Congress press event, will create a unified and completely open source Linux-based platform that will “run on multiple hardware platforms across a wide range of computing devices…and significantly increase opportunities for developers”.
Called MeeGo, the open software platform “will accelerate industry innovation and time-to-market for a wealth of new Internet-based applications and services and exciting user experiences.”
MeeGo-based devices from [...]