The long anticipating Swype input is now available for Nokia Phones, thanks for the collaboration between Swype Inc and Nokia Lab. I’m a long time fan of Swype since my first experience of using it on Samsung Galaxy S. Now I’m glad that I can use it on my Nokia N97 even though it’s still under beta testing.
Currently, Swype for Nokia supports the following Nokia S60 5th Edition touch screen phones :-
- Nokia 5800
- Nokia 5230
- Nokia X6
- Nokia N97
- Nokia N97mini
I recorded my first swype on Nokia N97, check it out :-
I wrote a post about the 5 Unique Things You Can Do Using (Only) Nokia N900 in May. Today I’m gonna show you another 5 to make it a total of 10 unique things you can do with Nokia N900.
The number continues from my previous post, hence starting from #6 :-
6. Run 3 widely used web browsers (Firefox, Opera & Chrome)
I have no idea how I left this out in my previous post. I should have included this in my first post.
Anyway, Nokia N900 is able to run all 3 popular browsers :-
Firefox Mobile is exclusively available for Maemo devices only at the moment, making Nokia N900 one of the first few devices to have the honour to run it. Besides, Opera Mobile runs smoothly on N900 as well, all thanks to the huge virtual memory the device has. Last but not least, you are able to run Google Chrome in n900 too, even though Google Chrome is not officially available for Maemo phone yet. Anyway, it runs. :)
On top of the above 3 browsers, the default web browser of Nokia N900 is capable to load Flash content such as Facebook and Youtube videos right inside the web browser itself.
Don’t you just hate it when you see the following picture while surfing on the Internet using Nokia N900 or any other phones?
Well, no more frustration as I’ll show you a trick to play flash right in the web browser of your Nokia N900. This trick works for many sites, including Facebook and Youtube videos.
You’ll need this application installed on your N900 :-
- Tweak Flash Plugin Version
Below are some simple steps to play Flash in your Nokia N900 web browser :-
- 1. Search for the above application in Application Manager and install it.
- 2. Launch the application once you’ve installed it.
- 3. Start surfing! :)
For some reasons, the application might not be able to run by double-clicking the application icon. No worries, you just need to launch the application via X-Terminal. Below are the steps to launche the application from X-Terminal :-
- 1. Search for rootsh in Application Manager and install it.
- 2. Open X-Terminal and type sudo /usr/bin/tweakflashver then hit Enter. This command will launch the Tweak Flash Plugin Version application.
- 3. Once Tweak Flash Plugin Version application is running, you can start surfing! :)
Below is the video showing you this trick :-
If you think this trick is useful, please feel free to share it with your friends who are using Nokia N900 as well.
It’s been 2 months since I started using Nokia N900. I’ve been telling my friends who are interested in this device that N900 is actually like a hidden treasure, the more you explore the more you’ll discover its capabilities.
Below are some unique functions that I found in Nokia N900 :-
1. Heavy Multitasking
It’s not normal multitasking like open up 5-10 applications at once. Nokia N900 is able to run up to (if not more) 32 applications, all at the same time. This is the video that I’ve seen the most number of applications open on N900 :-
Need more processing power?
It’s simply because you can play PacMan at www.google.com on your Nokia N900. :D
Happy 30th Birthday to PacMan!
Wish you have a great weekend!
Countless smartphones have been released by major phone manufacturers in the past few years, such as Nokia, Apple, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Palm, etc. Each of these phones runs on its own operating system (OS) and we still do not see a universal mobile phone that is compatible with different operating systems in the market.
Phone hackers had proven that it’s indeed possible to run different operating systems on the same phone. Some recent examples are :-
Nokia N900 (default OS is Maemo 5) running on Android
iPhone 3G (default OS is iPhone 3.0) running on Android
Of course, before running a different OS on a phone there are many considerations such as hardware driver compatibility, etc. However, I believe the hardware-OS compatibility issue can be solved between the OS developer and phone manufacturer. Hopefully, we’ll soon see the first universal mobile phone that we can install different OS on it, just like how we are doing on our PC.