Brainstorms, category Devices

Improving the Maemo 5 phone experience

Posted on 2009-11-01 19:21 UTC by Randall Arnold. Status: Under consideration, Categories: User Experience, Devices.

Some have complained that the N900 cell capability feels like an afterthought, and is missing features expected on advanced communications devices.

While the N900 may be a mobile computer first, there is no reason to accept phone shortcomings if improvements make sense and can be reasonably incorporated.

If you have ideas for UI and/or usability improvements to the cell or even VoIP functionality, add them here!

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Undelayed bugfix releases for Nokia (open source) packages.

Posted on 2009-12-03 11:49 UTC by Ville Reijonen. Status: Under consideration, Categories: User Experience, Devices, Marketing.

Nokia has few applications under open source licence such as Modest and application manager. Now, as case with Modest by the time of creation of this text, there are a few critical bugs/issues which affect a large amount of people. The fix is available in the source code but updated version of the package is not released until Nokia releases a full update. The lead time could be couple of months and the release times are never annouced beforehand.

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Make the device into a P.A. microphone

Posted on 2009-09-03 19:21 UTC by alan bruce. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Games, Media, Utilities, Devices.

With the FM transmitter on the N900, it should be possible to make the device into a wireless microphone for public speaking events, using any portable stereo system with an FM radio in it. Older tablets could become wired microphones with the use of the headphone jack.

(sorry that I'm giving a solution in the idea, I don't know how else to phrase it)


Hardware: Battery Improvements

Posted on 2009-10-13 01:10 UTC by Mario Rojas. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Devices.

In the N8x0 series of tablets, the hardware receives its power from the battery, which in turn gets its power from the wall socket charger. Apparently, this design has not changed in the new N900 tablet. That makes the battery being used a lot, and also to force a shutdown of the device in order to replace the battery (no battery hot-swapping).

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Sound reminder for unread messages, missed calls etc.

Posted on 2009-12-12 12:51 UTC by Michal Predotka. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Devices.

At the moment when I miss a call, there's only visual sign of it. It's not very useful when I have my N900 in my pocket. It'd be very handy if there was a sound (beep) notification for it as well. It might play every 5 minutes for example.


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