Top Ten Free Nokia N900 Apps
While we’re accustomed to seeing thousands of apps for other Nokia handset, the Nokia N900 is the first Nokia device to take full advantage of the Maemo 5 operating system. This means you won’t find as many cool apps out there but we’ve brought together what we feel are the Top Ten Free Nokia Apps.
The Nokia N900 is a 3.5-inch touchscreen device that uses the Maemo 5 operating system. Now, it comes pre-loaded with everything you’re likely to need to personalisation is the name of the game and getting a host of apps for free is even better. Here we look at what we think at the top ten free Nokia apps at the moment.
Skype is an active part of the Nokia N900 experience and allows you to send and receive Skype-to-Skype calls for free, either Wi-Fi or over the built-in 3G connection. You can also call any landline or mobile around the globe at a great rate by simply clicking on the ‘Call with Skype’ field.
Facebook for Nokia
Do we need to tell you what Facebook is? Thought not, so all you need to know is Facebook for Nokia would with the built-in Share via Service function on the Nokia N900. This allows you to connect with directly with Facebook friends using either the Camera, Photo or Media Player apps.
OMweather works with the GPS receiver built-in to the Nokia N900 to give you automatic updates from the weather station closest to you. This handy widget can show you the current weather without you having to resort to looking out of the window. More appealing is the long range forecasts, which offers up to 10 days of predications – match that Michael Fish!
The Nokia N900 is fantastic from recording video and with Qik you can easily share clips with friends and colleagues as it happens. Just like YouTube, you can make your clips private or public but as you’re uploading the content as it happens, Qik truly lives up to its name.
Working in tandem with the Nokia N900 built-in GPS you can keep tabs on your exercise and work out routines. It works by tracking the distance and speed travelled in real time, making it the perfect app for anyone with a regular workout regime they want to maintain and improve on. What’s more, eCoach supports Open Street Map, Google Earth, and Virtual Earth, enabling you to view your routes on the map and share them with friends at a later point.
Fring is hot property right now, and for good reason as the latest version brings with it a host of video uplinks. It also happens to be one of the best Instant Messaging and VoIP package around, letting you use services such as Skype and MSN Messenger over your Nokia N900 3G or Wi-Fi connection.
When it comes to games the Nokia N900 is no slouch and the latest version of the classic Bounce game proves it. Not only does it showcase the screen quality of the Nokia N900 but also the super-sensitive tilt motion of the handset. You’ll need a steady nerve to control and guide a ball down the race-track. After all, it’s all about beating the clock as well as the opposition.
OSM2Go is essentially an editor for OpenStreetMap that has been specifically designed for devices like the Nokia N900, or even mini-laptops like the Nokia Booklet 3G. It comes with a host of tagging tools, background satellite/WMS layers, and GPS integration.
Pixelpipe Media Gateway for Nokia Share
Pixelpipe is a bloggers best friend, allowing you to upload text, photos, video and audio through a single media gateway to well over 100 social networks. The sheer breadth of coverage it offers makes it an indispensable app in the fight for an online voice.
Got a Twitter account and also using Facebook still finding gaps in your social networking information pool? Hermes is a great app for filling in the gaps in your social networking address book – perfect for those who put quantity over quality of friendships.
Like our Top Ten Free Nokia N900 Apps or found a few you prefer more? Let us know what you’ve installed and started using on your handset…