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Maemo 5 Screenshot(s) from the Nokia RX-51? Announcement and Mobile-Review's Preview coming soon?

| August 18, 2009 | Reply

Update 22:50: Mobile-Review’s Nokia RX-51/N900 Review

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Though a single screenshot about a phone shouldn’t be worth a blogpost, this one is from the unannounced  Maemo5 running RX-51

This afternoon, Mobile-Review’s Eldar apparently sent a tweet asking how to get a screenshot from Maemo 5 (on the RX-51)

I say apparently as I wasn’t really sure it was him. Since I don’t speak Russian, Eldar Murtazin could be a name with the equivelant ubiquity of John Smith who also just happened to be talking about maemo and the RX-51…or a complete twitter-imposter >_<

Anyway – the screenshot:

  • Interesting status dock or whatever you call it. Hopefully you can access these quick settings from every/most window view (a bit like the clock and connection settings on the N97)
  • As a N800 user, I love how the battery indicator tells you in terms of hours how long you have left, dependent on the context of how you’re currently using it. i.e. 3/4 full may mean 20 hours of radio but 1 hour of heavy multitasking with web/music/background apps etc. It better be anyway – 1 hour battery life standard use at 3/4 charge? pfft! update: Battery life currently at 2 days standby or 6 hours active use. How active is active? 🙂
  • Profiles – we’ve seen the sim slot already but just more confirmation that it is a phone (and not just a tablet)
  • Something has been blurred out by the bluetooth section..NXX. N98?N00? Is that the device name or what it’s currently connected to?
  • What’s the bottom left? Its shrunken  bar seems out of place.
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status dock? Hopefully just quick access settings and not the main one.

We should expect Eldar’s first look preview review of  the RX-51/”N900″ soon, with more specification details on announce date. In a couple of weeks time perhaps (at Nokia World). update: Yes, confirmed. September 2nd.

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eldar

via eldar’s livejournal

Update 09:15 GMT 19/08/09 : Eldar’s been posting even more information on his twitter. Announcement date confirmed – 2nd September, battery life at 6 hours, and amazingly – Eldar’s already been using Rover for several months! (I hope it keeps the name Rover, or something more memorable than a borg-like product designation)

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Update: 2nd screenshot – Maemo5 On Screen QWERTY

  • Different to S60 5th edition (5800/5530/i8910/Satio’s QWERTY keyboard but exactly the same as previous Internet Tablets.
  • It’s a good set up and layout -(very efficient on the N800)  the only thing that hinders it is responsiveness (Fingers crossed for capacitive – no point hoping for multitouch though).
  • It’s nice to have the option for either Physical QWERTY or on screen. For long, faster text input – Physical QWERTY, for occasional text input when you want to keep the phone closed – virtual QWERTY.

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VIA Eldar’s livejournal

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