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Emulator: Playing playstation with the Nokia N900 – BlueMaemo

31 December 2009Entry by

I’m sure that most of us don’t have any doubt at this time about the power of the Nokia N900. Today, this idea gets even stronger. You’ll get blue with BlueMaemo.

Apparently, a developer called Valério Domingos worked through to get the Nokia N900 to work as a Play Station 3 controller. As impressive that this news may seem, it’s very cool but I don’t know about how useful really is. For those readers who would like to share the experience after trying this, their comment would be welcomed. Apart from that it seems to work really well, it is much like an emulator.

The trick here is an application called BlueMaemo. Its’ developers define it as: “BlueMaemo is a remote controller program for the Maemo-powered devices. With BlueMaemo you can turn your Maemo-powered device in a mixed Bluetooth keyboard-and-mouse device through the HID Bluetooth profile.” So is a Bluetooth emulator that allows the device to imitate other Bluetooth devices such as keyboards, mice, and gaming controllers as well. If you check out the video below, you would see how easy is to set it up. After turning on the N900’s Bluetooth and the BlueMaemo app, you have to look for an option on the PS3 menu that allows you to manage Bluetooth devices. Then you start scanning for the Bluetooth device (the N900) and when the PS3 find it, you entry the access code on the TV screen on the N900 and it’s done! You select that you want to use the controller on the N900 and it would look like this:

So enjoy your new exotic PS3 controller.

In order to download the application, you could go to the download maemo page by clicking here.

For more information about the BlueMaemo app, you could go to the developers page by clicking here.



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