17. February 2011 13:46
Although nokia has given up on all of their platrforms like Maemo, N900 that runs Maemo never stops to amaze me!
Thanks to Alien Dalvik it now runs most of the android apps!
5. January 2011 13:56
Since I've decided to start developing for Android I have bought Nexus S as development phone.
First of all I was in love with N900 against Android and phones without physical keyboard as general.
N900 is a geek’s dream phone. It is more like handheld PC. It is as open as a phone/OS can be and performance is unbelievable.
Main problem with N900 is that Nokia already killed it! It was a trial by Nokia and they decided to leave N900 and its OS Maemo in favour of MeeGo.
You hardly find commercial applications. Most apps for it are created by enthusiastic users. Lack of commercial intent is huge drawback for N900.
On the other hand Nexus S comes with latest Android OS gingerbread. You can be assured that Nexus S will get latest OS updates at least one more year. Android has many rough edges but way better than Maemo. You have 200K apps on the market (although only couple of hundred of them are actually useful) and every day you see new ones uploaded.
On the keyboard end I was surprised how easy to use software keyboard. Integrated auto complete make a lot easier to search and type.
So far I am happy with my new development phone and looking forward to learn Java and Android development.
20. October 2010 14:25
Simple gogle search will give you the download link
It is week 36 build 2
File name: RX-51_2009SE_20.2010.36-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.zip
11. May 2010 10:24
Yay!!! My favorite browser's Maemo version is ready for download as Alpha release at http://labs.opera.com/news/2010/05/11/. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for download.
I must say it is way better and faster than Firefox Mobile for Maemo/N900!
The only main problem I've noticed is that page load times are quite high when you compare to on board browser MicroB.
Opera Mobile for Maemo is a hobby project by Opera engineers and IS NOT OFFICIALLY supported.
Here are some screen-shots. To get original size right click and save images to your computer.
2. May 2010 16:05
Update: See post http://nolovelust.com/post/Nokia-N900-PR12-Officially-Released.aspx for official relese of PR1.2
It took so long but it leaked :)
File name: RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.12-9_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin
Apparently it is RC of PR1.2 and was posted to http://talk.maemo.org then got deleted around after 12 hours by administrators due to it being unauthorized distribution.
You are probably looking for download link too but I can't distribute it here. Try usual places
Please note that according to tweet from nokia conversations it will damage your phone http://twitter.com/nokconv/status/13299314191