Check out this short demo of Android 2.1 running on the Nokia N900. This is the first demo of the NITDroid Android port to the Nokia N900 and shows some general Android features in the works. The touch UI also seems to run pretty smoothly. Hit the jump for the video.

Nokia Beta Labs Update Ovi Contacts To v1.5 & Ovi Calendar To v1.6

This week Nokia Beta Labs announced that they have updated both the Ovi Contacts to v1.5 and Ovi Calendar to v1.6. Ovi Contacts v1.5 is mainly a graphic face-lift of the service but also includes some performance tweaks. Ovi Calendar v1.6 finally brings multiple calendars to your Nokia S60 handset. In this day and age, multiple calendars have become more of a necessity than a nice feature, and so it is great that Nokia have decided to implement this into the service. Although it would be even better if these services were completed pronto and final versions were released. You can find more details on both these services after the break, and as always, beta software is usually only available for a limited number of devices.

With Ovi Contacts, you can let your friends know what you are doing and where you are. You can also check your friends’ status messages to see what your friends are up to. Ovi Contacts is all about keeping in touch with people who matter.

If you have used Nokia Chat you will find Ovi Contacts mobile application familiar.

Key Features:

 

  • Presence: Let your friends know if you are available, busy or on the phone. Check your friends’ availability.
  • Enhanced presence: You can share – or hide – your favorite places with your friends. You can also let your friends know what you are listening to.
  • Chat: Get in touch with your friends with chat. Convey your messages with emotions and share your location on the map via chat.

If you are a current Ovi Calendar user, the existing Ovi Calendar data will be imported for you to use in Ovi Calendar 1.6 Beta. (Note that any changes you make will be changing your original data). To start using the Ovi Calendar 1.6 Beta, visit organiser.ovi.com and sign in with your Nokia Account.

Ovi Calendar 1.6 helps you to manage your calendars, notes and to-do items more effectively and allows you to coordinate more easily with those close to you.

Key Features: 

  • Create and edit multiple calendars on the Calendar website to more naturally organize the different aspects of your life (e.g. Family, Friends, Work)
  • Create and edit notes and to-do items and associate them with calendars or group them into new categories you create
  • Share calendars and their associated notes and to-do items with your family, friends or colleagues using the Calendar website and sync the shared items to your devices

S60 Theme | LadyBug By PiZero

Check out this cracking new theme for your Nokia S60 handset – LadyBug by PiZero is a calm and soothing green theme that has recently been released by theme wizkid PiZero. It includes a bunch of nice custom icons that cover all of the default and system icons as well as various 3rd party icons. This theme is available for all S60 3rd and 5th edition devices and is great for having that simple look, soothing to the eyes.

Nokia Announce The Nokia X2

Nokia today announced the Nokia X2 – the latest device to join the Xseries line-up and is due out before the end of June. This news comes just a day after the release of the Nokia N8, but the Nokia X2 not only has a 2.2-inch QVGA screen and measures in at just 13 mm thin, but also offers direct access to Facebook from the homescreen and comes with Nokia Messaging for email and Instant Messaging. With a 5 megapixel strapped to the back, it seams surreal that the price tag of the Nokia X2 is only €85 EUR before taxes and subsidies. Check out some more images of the device after the break.

The Nokia X2 is a candybar device and also packs dual speakers, dedicated music keys, FM stereo and support for up to 16GB of storage via microSD card making for a nifty mobile music device. With Bluetooth 2.1 support for wireless music enjoyment, hardcore music fans can opt for the 3.5mm headphone jack and enjoy reams of music on the go. Full speed USB 2.0 makes music transfer quick and easy and music can be managed via the Ovi Player PC client or Windows Media Player 11.