A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

Nokia N830 sighting – is it a WiMax N810 or is it something more?

A new N-series Internet Tablet is born Tablet-guru.com has a possibly leaked picture of what appears to be a Nokia N830. There appears to be some speculation that this is the new internet tablet from Nokia and that it will be introduced at the CTIA Wireless event at the beginning of April. There hasn’t been […]

February 21st, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile | no comments

Nokia buys Trolltech and QT

A few days after I pointed out that there is a QT4 port for Nokia’s Maemo platform, Nokia has announced that it is buying Trolltech the makers of the QT framework. The 150 million dollar buyout has taken some by surprise as Nokia’s Maemo platform itself is closely aligned with the QT alternative GTK+ and […]

January 30th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Linux | no comments

Java and Erlang on the Maemo platform (Nokia N810-N800-770 Internet Tablets)

Programming language choices on maemo It appears that if you are looking at programming for the maemo platform which runs on the Nokia N810 and N800 internet tablets, your options of programming languages and GUI toolkits to choose from has quickly grown. For a while now, besides C and C++ it was possible to create […]

January 24th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Java | one comment

Buying a Nokia N810 in Canada

Canadians can finally buy Nokia N810 internet tablet IN Canada! That is right after being disappointed and left out with the previous releases of the N800 and 770 internet tablets, Nokia Canada is finally offering the N810 for sale on their website for $485 CAD. That is for those who aren’t content to run OS2008 […]

December 17th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile | 4 comments

Nokia N810 (IT OS2008) firmware on the N800

As detailed on CNet, the Nokia N810 firmware has been leaked and people have been trying it out on the N800. Some of the major features of the new OS: Upgrade the processor speed from 320 MHz to 400 MHz Now uses Mozilla browser instead of Opera Improved Flash (and hence YouTube) Linux kernel upgraded […]

November 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Atlantic Canada, Linux, Tech | 4 comments

Skype for Linux – Now with video support

Quick on the release of Skype for Linux version 1.4, EBay / Skype has released their latest Linux beta, version 2.0.0.13. The big news is that this beta version finally includes support for VIDEO! I tested it out with a colleague of mine (my install was Fedora his Ubuntu) and it seemed to work quite […]

November 8th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Linux, Tech | one comment

Nokia N810 released

The Nokia N810 internet tablet was announced today. The successor to the N800 adds quite a few features including: a slide out keyboard an integrated GPS and associated map program a slightly faster processor (400 MHz vs. the N800’s 330 MHz) an ambient light sensor a smaller form factor As previously guessed, it will ship […]

October 17th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Tech | 2 comments

Nokia’s new internet tablet – N800 + GPS?

It appears that we are on the verge of seeing a new Internet Tablet device from Nokia according to recent FCC filling. Thoughtfix who broke the story has a little bit more info as well. With an FCC confidentiality of 45 days, we should soon find out more information on this interesting development. Currently most […]

September 26th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Linux, Tech | no comments

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