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Improvements for the N900

15 December 2009Entry by

Nokia N900 Improvemnts listAs it happens with everything, you can’t expect to don’t finding something missing or something to improve it. For some people may seem perfect and complete just as it is and some people may need more from it. These are the reasons why the Nokia N900 can’t escape from this situation. Despite of being one of the most complete and integrated mobile phones on the market on the hardware looking glass, it seems that it is needed an software adjustment. Thankfully, these improvements can be made by writing a few code words for the developers and through a firmware update everything could be fixed.

1.Potrait Mode. The most required feature at this time due to its dimension, the landscape mode isn’t the most comfortable sometimes although there are some apps like gPodder and some phone features where this mode is available. It´s likely that this feature comes on the next firmware update some time near Christmas.

2.OVI Sync support. As Nokia is giving importance to the OVI and the OVI Cloud, being able to sync your contacts, appointments, meetings and notes it’s important. When changing the phone from a Nokia to another Nokia, by just connecting your phone to the computer and downloading everything from OVI makes the transmission quiet a lot easy. But for Nokia N900 new owners it’s that way yet. Let´s give it some time.

3.Music Player Equalizer. The N900 has a great finger-friendly and beautiful Music Player, but strangely missing is one of the most basic features: the Equalizer.

4.OVI Store for Maemo. Probably the one that I consider a mistake committed by Nokia because every new phone has to be accompanied with apps, themes, etc. in order to make possible the personalization and taking the most advantage of the phone, even more on the Nokia N900 due to its amazing features. If you go to the OVI store, it shows that it’s “coming soon.” However, the App manager and maemo.org page are replacing this situation satisfactory at the time.

5.Nokia Messaging support for more regions. The N900 actually supports Nokia Messaging, but not for all regions. Currently it only supports the US. Those of us outside the US will need to manually add all of our separate email account, instead of a single account that manages all of your email accounts.

6.Facebook App. Currently the N97 and N97 mini have a Facebook Widget and app. However, the Nokia N900 has a Facebook Widget that opens up the browser taking you to Facebook page.

8.Support for more VoIP and IM Accounts. The N900 supports Skype, Google Talk and OVI Chat. I expect to see Live Messenger, Yahoo and other popular IM clients.

It’s probable that you would find more of these items because each one has different needs. Please feel free to leave a comment telling us which one you find its missing.

Source: The Nokia Guide


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