Nokia N900 Tablet

September 6th, 2009

Nokia Nokia just announced the preorder availability of its new 3G Tablet phone Nokia N900. It runs the Linux-based open-source operating system Maemo 5.

Technical specifications include:

  • Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/1700/2100
  • 800 x 480 pixels (WVGA) Touch screen
  • 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus camera with dual LED flash (4:3 and 16:9 ratio) with CMOS sensor
  • Side-slide full QWERTY keyboard
  • Up to 32 GB internal storage with up to 16 GB microSD memory card extension
  • Total available application memory up to 1 GB (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
  • GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, WLAN WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth
  • Desktop with up to 4 personalizable views
  • Email, Mozilla-powered browser with Flash 9.4 and AJAX support
  • Integrated A-GPS receiver with Ovi Maps application
  • MP3 (.mp3, .wma, .aac, .m4a, .wav) and Video (.mp4, .avi, .wmv, .3gp) player
  • Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, TV out (PAL & NTSC)
  • Tons of applications from the Ovi store and maemo.org

Nokia N900 – Product showcase

Maemo 5 user interface

N900 interaction documentary

The Nokia N900 Tablet is available for preorder for 499 £ (UK) or 599 € (most of Europe, 649 € in France).

Video inspiration – TED Talks

January 7th, 2009

TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a conference, held annually in Long Beach, California since 1984. It is famous for “bringing together the world’s most famous thinkers and doers”. It currently covers the topics Technology, Entertainment, Design, Business, Science, Culture, Arts and Global issues, with probably more to come. The conference presentations are made from the people who shape the future (Seth Godin, Isabel Allende and Bono to name just a few). The event is something people from all over the world are lining up to attend (if they can afford to, it’s a bit pricey).

Each year, three exceptional individuals receive $100,000 and, much more important, the granting of “One Wish to Change the World.” This is the TED prize, that goes to the three people with the most world-changing dream.

Since several years, the presentations, a.k.a TED Talks, are available online for watching under a Creative Commons license. They are a valuable knowledge collection, as well as a genuine source of inspiration.

I wish you unforgettable moments with these jewels!


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