Earlier this week, Nokia Sweden set out to demo the capabilities of the Nokia N8 by erecting what must be the world’s largest cinema screen, and connecting it to the Nokia N8 via the HDMI port. Residents of the city district of Rosengård were treated to a movie night they will never forget in true high-definition.
The 1,428 square metre cinema screen was so large that it had to be assembled and watched outside. The screen was held in place by two giant cranes while four XLM HD30 projectors projected the movie ‘Prince of Persia’ onto it. Almost 1500 people showed up to the event, with many more locals witnessing this world record from their apartments and balconies. The night view sure makes you wish you were there.
WeTab To Put MeeGo On Shelves Next Week
The WeTab is set to be the first device to showcase the Nokia and Intel’s MeeGo OS, and will begin shipping early next week. The WeTab is built on the MeeGo 1.0 Framework and boasts start up times of a mere 16 seconds. Global release is not yet confirmed however Germany will retain exclusivity until then.
The Chief Executive of Co-Founder 4tiitoo, Stephan Odorfer, stated during a keynote at IDF 2010 that, “We started this project about three years ago on Ubuntu but switched to MeeGo a couple of months ago. We actually thought MeeGo was a very optimised system for tablets… a comprehensive operating system but very light.”
The tablet boasts boot up times of just 16 seconds, with one second recovery time for when it goes to sleep. It also has support for Adobe Air and Android applications.
The Nokia Review Has Landed In London
Thanks to WOMWorld Nokia, I arrived in London earlier today and spent the evening at the NokiaUsers MeetUp at the 1000Heads HQ. It was great to meet the people behind some of the great blogs we follow and love. I also had an invite to an evening with Ovi, where three lucky winners bagged themselves the Nokia N8 for keeps!! Hit the jump to get a quick round up of what went on.
So I arrived here at around 3 pm and headed straight to the NokiaUsers MeetUp at the 100Heads HQ, where I was welcomed by a huge array of bloggers from all over the world. It was great to put a face to many online stars and get to know them a little better.
Later we headed to The Lamb Tavern for an evening with Ovi. Here we were presented with the Ovi team who discussed various aspects of the announcements due tomorrow, without of course leaking anything. We also got a good demonstration of some of the capabilities of the Nokia N8, although it wasn’t anything new from what we’ve already been seeing online.
The general feel is though that some sort of update is headed for Ovi Maps, amongst a few other announcements. What exactly, we’re not quite sure but we will update you as soon as we know more.
All in all it was a good day to just relax and get to know everyone. Tomorrow I’m sure you’ll all be eagerly awaiting the news of some new devices and solutions, as will we.
How To Download Swype On The Nokia N8
Demoed on the Nokia C7 at Nokia World 2010 in London, Swype for Symbian^3 is now available via the Ovi Store. Swype provides a faster and easier way to input text on any screen. With one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard, Swype ’s patented technology enables users to input words faster and easier than other input methods. However if you have the Nokia N8, you’ll notice that Swype is not yet available for you to download in the Ovi Store. So we’ve put together a short guide after the break to help you get Swype on your Nokia N8.
Firstly you need to log in to the Ovi Store on your desktop PC and adjust the settings to change your device from the Nokia N8 to the Nokia C7. Now search for Swype or click on this link. It will now give you the option to ‘send to mobile’. Choose this option and you will shortly receive a text with a download link. Click on this link and it will take you to a screen which will now let you download Swype to your Nokia N8. Once downloaded and installed, reboot your device and Swype will be available to access within the applications folder of your device.
If you have any problems just drop us a comment below. If all goes well then how about sharing your thoughts with us here and let us know what you think.