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This is a torrent to download the last N800 OS2008 Firmware, because the nokia's site is very slow and busy!

Torrent N800 Os2008 of download a direct file from: Here here here here or here!

Check MD5!

N800: 89e0661318f60420c691f4e1dd0c6ba3 RX-34_2008SE_2.2007.50-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin

N810: 25292105f0769680828ea2ccd36d6807 RX-44_2008SE_2.2007.50-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin

N810 users can download this this this or this file!


XGalaga for OS2008 (jlbrd@maemopeople)

2007-12-15 20:30 UTC  by  jlbrd

XGalaga 0.0.7 is now available for OS2008 (n800 and n810). XGalaga is a clone of the classic game Galaga for the X Window System. Xgalaga is a space-invader like game with additional features to produce a more interesting game. Available on the Download page.

Andrew Flegg

N810 thoughts (Jaffa@maemopeople)

2007-12-15 14:49 UTC  by  Andrew Flegg

Although the discount codes aren't working yet, I've managed to play with an N810 (which may well end up becoming my wife's). Here are some random thoughts:

  • It's thin. Much thinner than I was expecting. Although you definitely notice the heavier weight compared with an N800. It's not too heavy, though.
  • The brushed metal and styling generally is very nice. I love the look of this thing, and not having the d-pad on the front makes it that much neater.
  • I keep hitting "Escape" when trying to hit the "Home" key on the side when switching between browser windows. Escape in the browser causes it to go back. Doh!
  • The keyboard is nice, not as nice as an Eee's (of course), but much better than the thumb keyboard. Fortunately, I don't have fingers that are that fat, so the well-commented lack of space above the top row isn't too irksome.
  • The GPS didn't take too long to acquire it's initial lock (I left it out in the garden for 5 minutes this morning). Acquiring a new lock takes a few seconds when it's just tucked (upright) in one of the compartments below the dashboard on my car. Very happy with that, what with all the worries about lock time acquisition.
  • The car mount comes with no instructions whatsoever. I've worked out that you can pop the back off the N810-specific bit to bolt that on to the stand; but the stand itself has to be screwed into a dashboard. That ain't happening on my car. No sir. It looks like it should be possible to get a sucker-style or clip-style stand; but whether these are separately sold - and where - is unknown.
  • I often get my nail between the keyboard and the screen, rather than the keyboard and the flip stand. Again, a little irritating.
  • Media playback is better than ever. Although there's a nasty bug whereby it forgets it knows how to play a file: #2565.
  • Talking of bugs, there're a few irritating ones:

    • #2564: No consistency on scrolling/scrollbars in bundled OS2008 applications
    • #2567: Maps should restart showing your previous location, not the country at a zoomed out level
    • #2568: Menu icons for newly installed software are not shown at correct size

Overall, very impressed. Get one if you haven't got an N800 already.

Andrew Flegg

tablet-encode v2.15 is now available to download, making it even easier to convert your videos to a format suitable for the Nokia Internet Tablets.

The primary enhancement in this release is the addition of a simple GUI mode, in addition to the full-power of the command line from previous versions:

[Selecting an input video]

The GUI is entirely optional: if you have the gtk2-perl bindings installed it will be opened if you don't specify any command line options. You can also get a progress bar up, if you pass --gui in along with your command line options. This is particularly suitable when putting tablet-encode in to your "Send To" menu.

There are a number of other small enhancements, thanks to all those who gave input or contributed patches. Full details are in the change log.

Frantisek Dufka

You may already know that several crazy people modified RS-MMC slot in 770 and hacked inside full SD card or mini/micro SD card adapter. For such people there is now kernel which supports SDHC cards so storage above 4GB is now possible with 770. For more details see and ITT thread

Andrew Flegg

Written on my new Asus 701 PC, this diary entry compares the N810, Asus mini-laptop and the last, great Psions.

"[...] It's a nice little device, and a bargain for less than 220 quid, but the software lets it down. There's some promise in the simplified interface, but little things like confusing set-up of wireless LAN access (there are two icons in the status bar: one for configuration only, one for status of wifi & ethernet connections); the use of big, heavyweight sub-optimal applications like Amarok and the lack of optimisation for the screen estate. [...]"

Maemo's Hildon desktop often gets a lot of stick, but it could be worse - see the Eee...

Read more on my diary.

Kees Jongenburger

A few brave men announced software and hardware in a fashion and openness I have never see before. I can not understand that we as community can even think about complaining about "Delays and Discount codes". We are informed in an unusual open fashion. With the it2008 beta for the N800 we even get a software preview. What more do you want?

Please have some respect for the people that offer such openness and think about what it means for a developer to be working against such an open deadline with open kitchen beta's


Of Delays and Discount codes (waite@maemopeople)

2007-11-23 17:21 UTC  by  waite

* Yes I was one of the 500.
* Yes I have been checking in and applying my code daily to see if it would take.
* Yes I have become worried that I missed a critical email regarding the availability and search my entire gmail archives.
* No I am not mad and outraged at Nokia for this.

Am I disappointed, yes, I want it now now now. I want to be the first techogeek on my street with it.
BUT I also remember the mess with The N800 discount codes. ( the US Nokia online distributer) is crap.

Before everyone jumps to conclusions of Nokia profiteering for the holidays at developers expense, let's just think for a moment that there may be some logistical Snafu here causing online delays.
So lets think for a moment. Nokia cell phones have had a very small market in the US. With the provider mess in the US, Nokia USA does not have a store in the US. Instead it chose an online distributer, They probably have a silly contract making it such the Nokia cannot open a portal for direct online purchase. Now brick and mortor is different. Enter Flagship stores. The discount codes for US people are not really Nokia discount codes instead they are a code, thus no discount at BnM stores.

I know Quim has hinted that they are desperately working on the issues (just quietly). The Dec 19th date is currently our best guess.
Quim, any chance a *little* information can flow out regarding codes?

A side rant. b2evolution (meamoepeople hosted blogs) is crappy. The # 1 issue is I still get all the SPAM people try to post to my blog. It fills up the same list as real comments (sorry if I missed publishing any) SO I will probably be moving to Wordpress soon. At least then I get akismet and wordpy.

Andrew Flegg

[Delays likely]According to gbuergisser, Nokia Europe have told him: "the N810 will not be available for a few weeks (December for sure) in Europe."

This fits with the date of 2007-12-19. As zerojay's said, we're getting stuff cheap so shouldn't complain (too much), but it is frustrating. Users are getting N810s from retailers in the US, but no-one on the device programme have been able to get one yet. This is frustrating to end-users as they've got no software, and it's frustrating to the lucky 500 watching people get them before them and then moaning there's no software.

Fortunately Quim Gil's recognised this, but we're still pretty much in the dark on actual dates and why it's been delayed in some markets from the original mid-November date.

Andrew Flegg

Nokia have launched the Internet Tablet Video Converter which is, by far and away (IMHO), the single best video converter for Windows for owners of the Nokia Internet Tablets.


The interface is powered by Mozilla, and is a smart, black GUI looking vaguely reminiscent of the Hildon desktop:

Main ITVC interface

From here, videos can be dragged and dropped on to the window; or added explicitly by clicking on the "Add" button. There are also buttons in the top-right (corresponding to the status bar on a Maemo device) for an about box and to bring up the settings.

Interestingly, the far-left hand side contains the button "Video", suggesting that future versions may handle DVDs or other media sources. There's no sign of that in the app, yet, though.

Converting a video

Videos are converted into MP4 files (rather than all the other media converters which target DivX/Xvid). This is only of technical interest, as the user experience remains the same.

Multiple videos can be converted simultaneously, with the total progress and time remaining, and each video's progress and ETA shown in the interface:

ITVC converting a video

Once converted videos can be copied one at a time, or many together to a connected tablet through the interface; as well as deleted etc. Converted videos are kept over a number of instances, but a maximum number of videos can be specified which, once reached, will result in the oldest converted videos being deleted.


The settings button brings up a simple UI, from where the quality of the converted videos can be set on a slider; and more advanced settings like where the converted videos should be stored:

ITVC settings window

As with my own tablet-encode it uses a preset-based system with options ranging from "low" to "best".

In summary...

For Windows users (who don't want a scriptable program such as tablet-encode), this is definitely the best media converter available.

Andrew Flegg

My command-line video conversion script, 770-encode is very widely used; however its name is obviously something of an anachronism. So with the imminent availability of the N810, it was time to rename it. Welcome, tablet-encode. This new name also comes with a major new version, including a number of long-standing patches from people being applied, such as multiple-file support.

I've also put it, along with mediaserv in a new project: mediautils.

Finally, mediaserv has gotten a v0.05 release which fixes a number of small bugs (thanks to all those who reported them) and makes it aware of both tablet-encode and 770-encode as potential encoders it can use.

More information, and links to the Garage downloads can be found at: