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


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.

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.


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)


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.


VIA Eldar’s livejournal


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