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Signed up for T-Mobile

February 28, 2010 Comments off

First order of business after arriving in Orlando yesterday was to sign-up with T-Mobile. Their no-contract plans are awesome. I signed up for the family-plan and got a line for my wife too. Its great that we can use our Nokia phones here in the US without any strings attached. I’m lovin it. T-Mobile’s got a winner here.

Also took their offer for the first month free $10 unlimited data-plan on both the lines. The rep said he was excited that T-mobile will be carrying the N900 very soon. I didn’t divulge that I was an N900 owner ;). But it turned out that both the E51 and 3120 Classic were unable to use the data connection. I kept getting an ‘upgrade required’ error in the browser. However, changing the APN to internet2.voicestream.com (from the default epc.tmobile.com) got the data connection going on both phones and the N900!

I plan to use the data connection heavily in the coming days as I go house hunting – it will be a critical test of the N900’s usability that I previously untapped.

Categories: Maemo, N900 Tags: , ,

showing off the N900.. again

February 21, 2010 3 comments

a friend is over..he is on the fence for getting an N900. he’s got an N97 now. how long before he jumps ship???

Categories: Maemo, N900

Blogging like crazy

Using Pixelpipe and MaStory to send posts to my private blog about my upcoming move to florida. I must have clocked 30 or so posts with pictures taken from the N900 in the last 3 days! These two apps make blogging and sharing so fast, easy and simple. My favorite apps!

created using MaStory on the N900

Categories: Maemo, N900

can’t install ovi apps from the command-line

Categories: Bluetooth, N900

Extras-Testing: CrazyCat, fAPN, Kobo Deluxe

Crazy Cat (2.0.5)

Simple game. Package needs to be optified.

Kobo Deluxe (0.5.1-5maemo6)

fAPN (0.6-1)

fAPN allows you to manually define additional APNs. Easy to use but could be easier if integrated into the maemo settings.

created using MaStory on the N900

Categories: apps, likes, Maemo, N900

New Maemo update appeared today..

February 16, 2010 2 comments

Nokia-N900-51-1:/home/user# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Calculating upgrade… Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
mp-fremantle-generic-pr
The following NEW packages will be installed:
grep-gnu
The following packages will be upgraded:
apt apt-transport-https cmt-firmware-rx51 connui-conndlgs flasher hildon-application-manager hildon-initscripts icd2 libas-protocol-0 libconbtui0 libconnui libgles2-sgx-img
libicd2 librtcom-call-ui0 locale-resolver-data nolo
opengles-sgx-img-common operator-wizard-settings
osso-accounts-plugin-skype osso-applet-languageregional osso-wlan posix-locales rtcom-call-ui tablet-browser-controls
tablet-browser-daemon tablet-browser-ui tablet-browser-view
wl1251-firmware
28 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 16,8MB of archives.
After this operation, 13,9MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y

Categories: Bluetooth, N900

Maemo no mo? Enter MeeGo

Its hard to say what the big announcement means to the N900. Its going to be a wait-and-see game from now but I am optimistic. As Ari said in his blog that Maemo now has a ‘bigger pond to swim in’

I think MeeGo (apart from its name) is a huge step in the right direction.

  • Target devices are no longer handsets. Its interesting that Nokia would now be getting into TVs and carputers.
  • Having MeeGo managed by the Linux Foundation provides a huge amount of legitimacy to the intentions of two very large profit-driven corporations.
  • Its a good thing for Linux in general. This collaboration will accelerate the penguin’s adoption in all sorts of devices. And if the stated goal is to be believed, this project will be genuinely open with full support for upstream projects; unlike the forked-kernel of the Android platform.
Categories: Maemo, moblin, N900 Tags: , , ,