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MeeGo Conference Day 1 Live

Rafe and Reggie are at the MeeGo Conference in Dublin, which takes places at the Aviva stadium in Dublin from Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th. We'll be bringing you live coverage, with updates from keynotes, sessions and surrounding activities. Joining us in our live coverage is mobile analyst Julien Fourgeaud. We're using Cover It Live, which is embedded below, and lets you read the latest updates, view pictures, vote in polls and add your own comments and questions

# Posted by Rafe in Editorial Thoughts, Events at 15:13 UTC, Nov 14th || Comments

Live from Nokia World 2010

Nokia World 2010 starts today and the team is on the ground to bring you live coverage from Nokia's premier event. Over the next two days we'll be bringing you the key news, views and information. This news story contains our live coverage, where you can see the latest images and text updates; you can also interact with the team, asking questions and adding your own thoughts. Alternatively you can keep up to date by following our @aas account on Twitter, where we will be posting text updates and images.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Hardware, Events at 23:43 UTC, Sep 13th || Comments

MeeGo Conference registration now open

Registration for the MeeGo Conference 2010 is now open. Registration for the conference, which takes place between November 15th and 17th, is free and is available via the MeeGo conference website. A discounted hotel rate (from €105 per night) has been organised at the nearby D4 hotels, at which a number of additional networking opportunities will take place. 

# Posted by Rafe in Links of Interest, Events at 12:05 UTC, Aug 11th || Comments

MeeGo Conference 2010 website goes live

The MeeGo Conference 2010 website is now live. The website is now accepting session proposals (speaking slots) and registration for the conference is expected to be available shortly. The first MeeGo Conference is scheduled to take place in Dublin (Ireland) at the Aviva Stadium between November 15th and 17th. It aims to bring together a technical audience (developers, OEMs, OSVs, and MeeGo project contributors) to learn about the current status of MeeGo and discuss future directions. 

# Posted by Rafe in Links of Interest, Developer, Events at 19:30 UTC, Aug 4th || Comments

Nokia Q2 2010 results - profits down but smartphone sales up

Nokia has released their Q2 2010 results, reporting an operating profit of €295 million, with net sales €10.0billion (up 1% Year-on-Year). Nokia's device and service division's profits were €643 million, down 16% year on year. Margins in devices and services were 9.5% (down 2.7% YoY and down 2.6% QoQ). Converged devices sales (smartphones) were significantly up, at 24 million, compared with 16.9 million units in Q2 2009 (so up 42% YoY) and compared with 21.5 million units in Q1 2010 (up 12%, QoQ). As such, worldwide smartphone marketshare was 41%, stable sequentially and year on year. Full story and comments below.

# Posted by Rafe in Miscellaneous, Links of Interest, Industry, Editorial Thoughts, Events at 10:46 UTC, Jul 22nd || Comments

MeeGo Conference 2010, November 15th - 17th in Dublin

The first MeeGo Conference is scheduled to take place in Dublin (Ireland) between November 15th - 17th. It aims to bring together a technical audience (developers, OEMs, OSVs, and MeeGo project contributors) to learn about the current status of MeeGo and discuss future directions. The event, which will take place at the Dublin's newly redeveloped Aviva Stadium, follows in the footsteps of the Maemo Summit and similar Moblin events. We'll be in Dublin in November to bring you live coverage of the event.

# Posted by Rafe in Links of Interest, Events at 16:01 UTC, Jun 23rd || Comments

Video: NRC demo - Nokia Image Space mobile client

As part of Nokia's 'Open for Ideas' event, I had the opportunity to attend the Tampere Innovation Experience @ Demola day, which included a showcase more than 40 research projects that had been guided by open innovation principles. I teamed up with The Really Mobile Project's Ben Smith to shoot three videos of NRC (Nokia Research Centre) demos. The first video covers the Nokia Image Space research, with a demo of the Image Space mobile client on a Nokia N900.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Developer, Editorial Thoughts, Events at 14:04 UTC, Jun 18th || Comments

Nokia Connection 2010 in Singapore tomorrow

Nokia Connection is an annual event in Singapore where Nokia showcase their current device and service portfolio and address the SEAP (South East Asia and Pacific) market. This year it is being held on Monday June 14th (tomorrow) at Conrad Centennial Singapore. Asri al-Baker is attending the event on behalf of the Malay language SymbianKu blog, but will also be reporting back for AAS and AAM.

# Posted by Rafe, Asri in Events at 20:20 UTC, Jun 13th || Comments

Further details on Linpus Lite for MeeGo

We reported earlier that Linpus is planning a MeeGo based distribution and that it was being demoed at the Computex event. At the end of the event Linpus published a press release, which gives some additional details on the product. Linpus say they have added a number of enhancements including improved hardware and peripheral support (drivers), advanced power management, Linpus Windows Data applications (allowing easier access to Windows data on dual boot systems), online support and a LiveUpdate function to deliver upgraded drivers and new applications over the air.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Links of Interest, Events at 11:47 UTC, Jun 10th || Comments

N900 launches in India, also available in UK's Tesco

The Nokia N900 has been formally launched in India; it will be available in select retail outlets, from June 9th, at a cost of Rs. 30,639. As part of the launch festivities Nokia held a mini-event where they show cased the N900's abilities and its open source credentials. In somewhat related distribution news the N900 became available in Tesco Phone Shops (UK) over the weekend (on a Vodafone contract at £30 per month). 

# Posted by Rafe in Hardware, Events at 11:12 UTC, Jun 7th || Comments
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