After yesterday’s big announcement that Nokia and Intel are merging their mobile platforms (Maemo and Mobilin), I got a chance to sit down with Nokia’s VP for Maemo Devices – Ari Jaaks- and talk about it.
We talked about how the sales of the first Maemo device going, new N900 firmware updates, what MeeGo means for developers, other vendors and future device form factors.
I also learned about a cool feature of previous N900 firmware update – portrait mode. Nokia promised to have portrait mode for N900 browser by the end of last year, but it was nowhere to be found in the latest (January, 2.2009.51-1) firmware update. Or I thought so.
Turns out, that portrait mode for N900 browser came with that update. Only it was hidden pretty well, and it’s availability never clearly communicated to the customers. Or even Nokia’s own sales people – Ari told a story, how he went to Nokia shop, played with N900 and, to a great surprise of the sales guy, enabled portrait mode on it.
If you can’t watch the interview right now – here’s a quick tip of how to enable/disable portrait mode on Nokia N900 browser – open your browser and press Shift-Ctrl-O
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