WordPress blogging on the Nokia N900

| November 28, 2009 | 23 Replies

If you’re reading this, then this demonstrate the N900 can use the native wordpress.com site for blogging. No app download, just raw wordpress pretty much how it would appear on your desktop….albeit within the confines of a 800×480 pixel wide screen. Note screenshot below is zoomed.

The flash media uploader looks and acts like the same tool on my pc.

It’s not 100% the same thing. The biggest issue is that the browser snaps the pages to fit within the 800 pixel length, instead giving priority to the left and right panes but not the main text windows.

I wish, like on my N800 there was a way not to ‘view to fit screen’…though with N800 even that doesn’t help.

I think it’s good enough for most types of blogging. I can post links, copied from another window,

  • create
  • lists
  • using
  • bullet points

insert headings

change font colour, underline, italics, bold, copy and paste…copy and paste….copy and paste…etc…

…so you’ve pretty much got the formatting sorted.

And it’s also a testament to the keyboard that you can write pretty lengthy posts with it at reasonable speed, as well as the added convenienve of mobile broadband using 3.5G to post without the confines of a WiFi spot.

Mobile Blogging on the go? Most definitely! This is my first post completely from the N900 and wordpress direct but it certainly won’t be the last.

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Category: Linux, Maemo, Nokia, Nseries

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  1. Foodie says:

    Excellent info on N900. Would love to buy it

  2. Foodie says:

    Excellent info on N900. Would love to buy it

  3. Ms. Jen says:

    The really nice thing about the Nokia N900 is how it is able to accurately render almost all web 2.0 sites, including the software for blogs. I have been hoping to find a mobile whose browser can actually fully and capably render my Movable Type blog software ever since Nokia discontinue the Lifeblog application, and the n900 is the first mobile that can do it. It is a bit lengthy and not as nice as a separate stand alone mobile app, but hey if there is no Lifeblog, it is good to have an option.

    Glad to see that the N900 can render and publish a blog post in Word Press.

    ;o)

    • Jay Montano says:

      Hi Ms. Jen ^_^
      I was actually thinking of you when I wrote this post as you’re the first person I think of on the subject of moblogging/mobile blogging/blogging from phone.

      I am finding that it’s great not to need standalone apps as the N900 almost always has a direct web option – However there are certain sites which can ease the interaction difficulty induced by touch screen interface+small screens. E.g. facebook – I love that I can do whatever I can on the PC on the N900, NOT being limited to the features the app decides. But certain UI elements are much improved with app version – like quickly updating status, uploading photo, signing in – less fiddly with an app (not the S60v5 version – that refuses to work now on my N97)

  4. Ms. Jen says:

    The really nice thing about the Nokia N900 is how it is able to accurately render almost all web 2.0 sites, including the software for blogs. I have been hoping to find a mobile whose browser can actually fully and capably render my Movable Type blog software ever since Nokia discontinue the Lifeblog application, and the n900 is the first mobile that can do it. It is a bit lengthy and not as nice as a separate stand alone mobile app, but hey if there is no Lifeblog, it is good to have an option.

    Glad to see that the N900 can render and publish a blog post in Word Press.

    ;o)

    • Jay Montano says:

      Hi Ms. Jen ^_^
      I was actually thinking of you when I wrote this post as you’re the first person I think of on the subject of moblogging/mobile blogging/blogging from phone.

      I am finding that it’s great not to need standalone apps as the N900 almost always has a direct web option – However there are certain sites which can ease the interaction difficulty induced by touch screen interface+small screens. E.g. facebook – I love that I can do whatever I can on the PC on the N900, NOT being limited to the features the app decides. But certain UI elements are much improved with app version – like quickly updating status, uploading photo, signing in – less fiddly with an app (not the S60v5 version – that refuses to work now on my N97)

  5. This is the info I was waiting for!
    Thanks!
    :)

  6. This is the info I was waiting for!
    Thanks!
    :)

  7. This is the info I was waiting for!
    Thanks!
    :)

  8. Nokia N900 is great gadget

  9. I hope…there is a good application that can run in my nokia java phone, actually..i can’t find a good mobile blogging application to java and can integrated to my blog in blogger.com, even MOPRESS ..it dosen’t work to blogger

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