Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Got a Nokia N900 temprarily

I was never been a user of smart phone before but I wanted to. The fact is I still cannot afford a smart phone of my own but right now I have a Nokia N900 on my table. No, it's not a dummy, it's original and I can use it for two months.

Few weeks back I saw a poster in my university corridor saying about a pilot project of Nokia in TUT. The project is called TWIN pilot.

TWIN is an adhoc social application developed in a co-operation project by TUT/Department of Computer Systems and Nokia Research Center. TWIN devices operate in adhoc WLAN, and create a local community through peer-to-peer networking when other users and devices are within range. TWIN has been implemented on Nokia's new N900 mobile devices.

TWIN is used for sharing experiences, thoughts, flyers - anything you want - and for tracking old and meeting new friends. With TWIN you can chat, send messages, and search other users, and share photos, videos, songs, stories.

TWIN project carries out, first in the world, a large scale user pilot for local social networking applications. The pilot collects experiences, tests the technologies, and develops new application and usage scenarios for social networking.

They were looking for 250 users to participate in the project. To these 250 persons they would give Nokia N900 to each for tow months and they will use the TWIN. For this time period they can use this phone as their personal device. I applied for it but as always my luck did not favor me. I was not selected. Three Bangladeshi guys were selected. Shaikat vi is one of them. Yesterday he told me that he is quite busy, and cannot participate it well. So he wanted to give the device to me to use for this two months. I was so happy to hear that. That is how I got the chance to use the world's one of the best mobile phones :D As far I know this is the first mobile device from Nokia that is totally developed in Maemo platform. Let's have a taste of N900 :)

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Gagan said...

Lil correction, it's not the first device on Maemo from Nokia, but the first 'phone'. Predecessors (e.g. N800) didn't have phone (GSM) functionality, but surely was a nice internet device.

eamon said...

Actually I meant 'phone' but wrote 'device' :P Thanks for the correction.

Razib said...

What will you do after 2 month when they will take the phone back?

eamon said...

I don't know what will I do after two months. Fro sure I will miss the phone :(

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are busy enjoying with the phone....
Y no blogs since long????

And yet again Rain will be angry ;)
And since she is more bothered abt my location let me tell you that.. i am from India.. now guessssssss :)

blueberry.thorn said...

haha cool, hows the nokia? is it good..easy to text with? i'm looking for a new phone right now..my friend spilt water on mine SIGHH :(
anyways, check out my blog :) just started it this morning!

eamon said...

N900 is great. I haven't tried texting much with it but I think texting is easy with it. Multimedia functionality is awesome - sound and video quality is great. Also, browsing flexibility. It is a good choice :)

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