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== Introduction ==
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Welcome to maemo.org, the heart of the Maemo community, and the central clearinghouse for things related to the Maemo operating system, and the devices that run it (including the 770, N800, N810 and N900). You may have come in here from the [http://maemo.org/intro/platform/ intro page], or from a web search, for from a link to the New Users page someplace. Wherever you came from, here's hoping this little page can help satisfy your needs.
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Welcome to maemo.org, the heart of the Maemo community, and the central clearinghouse for things related to the Maemo operating system, and the devices that run it (including the [[Nokia 770|770]], [[Nokia N800|N800]], [[Nokia N810|N810]] and [[Nokia N900|N900]]). You may have come in here from the [http://maemo.org/intro/platform/ intro page], or from a web search, or from a link to the New Users page someplace. Wherever you came from, here's hoping this little page can help satisfy your needs.
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If you're new to Maemo, thinking of buying a device like the N900, or just interested in whether or not this is for you, you've come to the right place. Here, and in the pages we point to from here, we'll try to answer your questions and concerns. If we don't, then all you need to do is ask (we'll tell you how to do that too).
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If you are new to Maemo, thinking of buying a device like the N900, or just interested in whether or not this is for you, you have come to the right place. Here, and in the pages we point to from here, we will try to answer your questions and concerns. If we don't, then all you need to do is ask (we will tell you how to do that too).
Ready to dive in?
Ready to dive in?
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== What is Maemo ==
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Best answered by having a look at this page: [[Maemo basics]] and then [http://maemo.org/intro/platform/ here] if you feel adventurous!
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== What Devices does Maemo Power? ==
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== What is Maemo? ==
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There have been a few (see [http://maemo.org/intro/maemo_history/ here] and [[Internet_tablets| here]] for an overview.
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Best answered by having a look at this page: [[Maemo basics]] and then [http://maemo.org/intro/platform/ Software Platform] if you feel adventurous!
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Because the latest device is likely why you're here, let's talk about that.  
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Maemo was originally created to power Nokia's entry in to the Internet Tablet market. The first device to make use of Maemo was the Nokia 770 in late 2005, followed by the Nokia 800 later renamed to the N800 in early 2007. Both the 770 and the N800 made use of high resolution touch screens and a stylus. The N810 was released in late 2007, adding and removing some features of the N800 (most notably the hardware keyboard).
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If you want to know more about the N810, N800 or 770 Internet Tablet, the best place to start is [[Internet_tablets| here]] and follow the links.
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If you want to know more about the N810, N800 or 770 Internet Tablet, the best place to start is the page on [[Internet tablets|tablets]] and follow the links. You can find out more on [http://maemo.org/intro/maemo_history/ the History of Maemo].
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=== The N900 ===
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Because the N900 is likely why you're here, let's talk about that.  
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(Make a link to a new page with FAQs about the device here...)
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The N900 is the evolution of the tablets, due to be released to the public in the last quarter of 2009. [http://maemo.nokia.com/n900/ Nokia's N900 page] has a great overview you might enjoy reading. We'll also sketch out some details here, and try to answer some of your more immediate questions.
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==== Hardware ====
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''Do we really want to list the hardware again? Can we do it in a more colloquial fashion?''
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''What are some basic questions that keep coming up regarding hardware? Answer them here''
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== What is the Nokia N900? (With FAQ!) ==
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The N900 is the first of Nokia's Internet Tablets to incorporate full phone functionality.
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==== Software ====
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For some immediate answers to your questions and insight, try the [[Frequently asked questions|FAQ page]], which also covers some other aspects of Maemo devices in general.  
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The N900 is a pocketable computer with plenty of power (speed and memory) for running many demanding applications. You might be interested in gaming, or office applications, scientific applications, social media, movies or tunes. Being a computer first, the N900 is capable of handling all of these. If there's not an app yet, there almost certainly will be one at some point (you could also [http://maemo.org/development/ write it or port it yourself...])
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''What are some basic questions that keep coming up regarding software? Answer them here''
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[https://web.archive.org/web/20100617183935/maemo.nokia.com/n900/ Nokia's Official N900 page (archived version from June 2010)] also has a great overview you might enjoy reading. You may also want to check [[Nokia N900|the Nokia N900 hardware page]].
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==== The ''Can the N900...?'' list ====
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The N900 runs the Maemo 5 Operating System. Maemo 5 is often referred to by its release name "Fremantle". If you want an easy intro to many of Maemo5's features you might enjoy the videos on the [[Maemo5 101|Maemo5 101 page]].
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The idea of this list is to try to answer some of your up front questions about the N900. Hopefully we can help you understand what it can or can't do right now. Bear in mind (see the Software section) that it can certainly do a lot more potentially as time goes on. Watch this space to see whether the answers change!
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'''Can it run MS Office?'''
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== How do I find ''even more'' information? ==
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The [https://talk.maemo.org/ talk.maemo.org] site is a community-based discussion (bulletin) board with a great many knowledgeable users, developers, and just plain curious types. It's a great place to find answers to your questions, but you should be sure to use the [https://talk.maemo.org/search.php Search] facility first.
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'''Can it do MMS?'''
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You can then say [http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=28834 hello], then you can post a message (question) in the [http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=32513 new user's questions thread], or perhaps just read on!
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'''I've heard it only does landscape mode. Is this true?'''
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There's also now a fledgling [[Greeters|Greeters]] - look at the page for starters, and feel free to ask the people who have spoken up there questions if you need a helping hand.
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'''Can it do video out?'''
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'''Can I play (insert game title here) on it?'''
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[[Category:Beginners]]
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'''What's the map application/GPS like?'''
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See e.g. [http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=31273 here] and [http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=359714 here] and [http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=31897&highlight=maps here].
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== How do I find more information? ==
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=== Who can I ask? ===
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''We can put something related to greeters of helpers here, including the possibility of asking a helper directly? Perhaps a text entry box to ask the burning question? (If you wanted to know one more thing, what would it be?)''
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Latest revision as of 11:13, 10 November 2021

Contents

[edit] Introduction

Welcome to maemo.org, the heart of the Maemo community, and the central clearinghouse for things related to the Maemo operating system, and the devices that run it (including the 770, N800, N810 and N900). You may have come in here from the intro page, or from a web search, or from a link to the New Users page someplace. Wherever you came from, here's hoping this little page can help satisfy your needs.

If you are new to Maemo, thinking of buying a device like the N900, or just interested in whether or not this is for you, you have come to the right place. Here, and in the pages we point to from here, we will try to answer your questions and concerns. If we don't, then all you need to do is ask (we will tell you how to do that too).

Ready to dive in?

top

[edit] What is Maemo?

Best answered by having a look at this page: Maemo basics and then Software Platform if you feel adventurous!

Maemo was originally created to power Nokia's entry in to the Internet Tablet market. The first device to make use of Maemo was the Nokia 770 in late 2005, followed by the Nokia 800 later renamed to the N800 in early 2007. Both the 770 and the N800 made use of high resolution touch screens and a stylus. The N810 was released in late 2007, adding and removing some features of the N800 (most notably the hardware keyboard).

If you want to know more about the N810, N800 or 770 Internet Tablet, the best place to start is the page on tablets and follow the links. You can find out more on the History of Maemo.

Because the N900 is likely why you're here, let's talk about that.

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[edit] What is the Nokia N900? (With FAQ!)

The N900 is the first of Nokia's Internet Tablets to incorporate full phone functionality.

For some immediate answers to your questions and insight, try the FAQ page, which also covers some other aspects of Maemo devices in general.

Nokia's Official N900 page (archived version from June 2010) also has a great overview you might enjoy reading. You may also want to check the Nokia N900 hardware page.

The N900 runs the Maemo 5 Operating System. Maemo 5 is often referred to by its release name "Fremantle". If you want an easy intro to many of Maemo5's features you might enjoy the videos on the Maemo5 101 page.

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[edit] How do I find even more information?

The talk.maemo.org site is a community-based discussion (bulletin) board with a great many knowledgeable users, developers, and just plain curious types. It's a great place to find answers to your questions, but you should be sure to use the Search facility first.

You can then say hello, then you can post a message (question) in the new user's questions thread, or perhaps just read on!

There's also now a fledgling Greeters - look at the page for starters, and feel free to ask the people who have spoken up there questions if you need a helping hand.

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