Irreco on the Nokia N900
Irreco is an application that allows you to use your Nokia Tablet PC (in this case the Nokia N900) as a remote control with the built in Infrared.
You can see the link to the official Irreco site here.
With Irreco and the presence of an IR port on your mobile device you can control Infrared compatible devices like televisions, DVD players and Air Conditioners. Irreco also has a remote editor which you can use to place buttons to the screen and customize the remote in your own way.
Irreco certainly will not change the way we live our life but having a universal remote in your mobile phone is definitely a feature to boast about. Not too long ago, Psiloc had developed a similar software for Nokia S60 v1,v2,v3 devices which was somewhat successful with the aficionados but later lost its way through since many top end Nokia devices did not have the Infrared port, which is necessary for the mobile device to function as a remote.
Nokia tablet PC’s have had a lot of success as tablet PC’s but have never really been a mass market product for Nokia, this could change with the Nokia N900, simply because not only is it going to be Nokias top end cellphone but also a full-fledged tablet PC.
With the success of the N900, the usage of Irreco is bound to be appreciated, we shall wait to see the impact Irreco has on the N900 users, depending on that, nokia might just favour a version of Irreco for the Symbian users as well. Besides, we might see the IR port coming back to Nokia devices on mass market level again. Will the IR port ever be back on all nokia devices?
That remains to be seen, until the N900 is launched and Irreco is judged.