An Android 2.1 build designed for the Nokia N900 was made available a while ago under the NITDroid project that aims to get Android ready to roll on both the N900 and the N8x0 series of tablets. The video below proves that Eclair's now up and running on the device, complete with both keyboard and touchscreen support.
The popular Fring IM client has been made available for the Nokia N900. The app offers quick access to Skype, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo!, and AOLL Instant Messenger, with all accounts open simultaneously! And it's free for download!
Although this is the first time we see the Mac OS X installed on a phone, which clearly sounds like an achievement, it would also be really nice if it was atleast barely usable. 90 minutes for boot-up? No thanks.
There's a new software update v1.1 available for the Nokia N900 globally via the Nokia Software Updater. It includes a number of bug fixes and adds support for Microsoft Exchange 2003. A detailed list of changes can be viewed here.
Nokia N900 users worldwide received a major firmware update for their handsets last week. Key improvements include the addition of Swiss keyboard layouts, better compatibility with 3-branded SIM cards, support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 in the phone's Mail for Exchange service, and numerous performance and usability tweaks for Ovi Maps.The update is available now globally both OTA and via PC download.
Shortly, the said software allows the N900 to emulate Bluetooth gadgets, such as keyboards, mice, and gaming controllers. Connecting your handset to a PS3 and using it as a gamepad should prove useful... No, not really, but it's an interesting idea anyway.Check out the demo video with instruction below (it's in Italian,sorry):
Vodafone UK's online store is currently listing the Nokia N900 as an option, with the first handsets expected to be shipped sometime next month. The phone should also be released in Ireland simultaneously.