Windows 8, Ubuntu Dual Boot On The ExoPC

I spent part of the weekend installing the Windows 8 Developer Preview on an ExoPC X86 tablet. The ExoPC already had three versions of Linux on it; Ubuntu 11.04, the MeeGo 1.2 tablet preview and WeTab, which is a third party disto based on MeeGo. I wanted to keep the other OSs if possible. Lots of guides to dual booting Windows and Linux claim that you need to install Windows first as it will take over you hard drive and obliterate … Continue reading

Nokia’s Browser Site Adapts Itself to Everything From S40 to the Desktop

Nokia has launched a mini-site at alerting users that there might be an updated browser available for their phone.  The site touts the features of the new Symbian and MeeGo browsers and Nokia’s proxy based browser for recent S40 phones. For Symbian, the site showcases the latest 7.3 version of  the Symbian browser and its improved JavaScript performance and support for CSS3 and the viewport meta tag. According to Nokia, Browser 7.3 for Symbian is available for all Symbian 3 and S60 5th edition phones and for … Continue reading

Nokia’s Mobile Site Shows the N9 As Available Now In The US!

I fired up a Nokia N95-3 yesterday to test a mobile site’s compatibility with the old S60 3rd ed FP1 browser and look what came up when I opened the browser (images above). It’s a full screen ad for the N9. I believe that it will appear on any N95-3 where the user hasn’t altered the default homepage. The North American N95-3’s default home page is which redirects to, a promotional site for the as yet unreleased N9 MeeGo … Continue reading

Nokia’s N950 Developer Phone Looking Consumer Ready – Will Nokia Reconsider and Release It?

Image – Two week’s after Nokia’s N9 MeeGo phone announcement the platform is still generating considerable buzz.  The N9’s not released yet but its developer only clone, the N950, is starting to show up outside of Nokia – and its getting rave reviews. FoneArena has just published an extensive hands on report by Dhruv Bhutani covering the N950. Laced  with dozens of high quality photos and videos it’s phone porn at its finest. Dhruv says he’s “in love”  with the N950, … Continue reading

Future Disruption in the Mobile Ecosystem – Nokia’s N9 – Videos, Photos and Specs

Today at Nokia Connection in Singapore Nokia introduced its long awaited MeeGo handset, the N9. It’s a sleek, slim and seamless stunner with a body carved from a single piece of polycarbonate plastic. The 3.9 inch (854×480) screen occupies almost the entire face of the phone. The glass screen curves gently into the body at the sides and the only keys are a volume rocker and lock switch on the right side. The user interface as demoed in the video above … Continue reading

New Browser Releases: Opera Mini 6 for iOS, Bolt 2.51 and Opera Mobile 11 for MeeGo N900 DE

Can’t see the video: Click here to view on YouTube This week was a busy one for mobile browser vendors with three new releases. The most notable is the long awaited Opera Mini 6 for the iPhone and iPad which was announced and demoed at CTIA in March and is finally available.  I wonder how much of the delay was due to Apple’s paternalistic app aproval process? New features in the iOS release include: Updated design with a fresh new … Continue reading

Running The WeTab MeeGo OS On The ExoPC

The WeTab is a MeeGo tablet from Munich based  4tiitoo AG. The tablet’s hardware is similar to the ExoPC MeeGo tablet that I got at an Intel developer event recently.  Both tablets are manufactured by Pegatron, a division of ASUS. The only hardware differences are that the WeTab has less RAM (1GB vs 2GB) and a smaller solid state drive (choice of 16 GB or 32 GB vs 64 GB) and the fact that the WeTab can optionally have a 3G … Continue reading

Getting Started with MeeGo Tablet – Upgrading The OS And Installing Apps.

Intel was giving away ExoPC MeeGo tablets to interested developers at AppNation last week and they were nice enough to give me one. I’ve been playing with it off and on for the last week and wanted to share my impressions as someone who is just getting started with MeeGo. Disclaimer: I’m not a MeeGo developer or Linux Guru. I have done a bit of Web and Wintel app development.  My only Linux experience is using Ubuntu as my main … Continue reading