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Week 3 Of The Maemo Masters Invitational – Get Your Entries In

Last week we announced five winners who’d won the title of ‘Maemo Masters’ which enabled them to purchase a ‘Maemo Masters Edition’ of the N900 that comes with special goodies (including a Maemo Masters T-Shirt and a cool BH-214 stereo bluetooth headset) for the readers of The MeeGo Blog.

Week 3 Of The Maemo Masters Invitational

For those of you who missed out, I have some great news. If you entered the first or second week’s contest, I will also consider the same entry for the contests coming in the following weeks AND you can also take part in the third week’s contest again to triple your chances of winning! Sweet?

For those of you who’ve just seen this contest, don’t worry we still have 3 weeks and 15 Maemo Masters to be crowned. So how do you enter this week’s contest? Simple, just enter your name in the comments section to enter. No questions to answer. Good luck!

Winners of week 2:

  • Aruj Ali
  • Mahender
  • Samir Kshirsagar
  • unitechy
  • Salil

Many congratulations! I’ll be in touch via email with the details.

PS: Please note that this contest is geographically limited to those of you in India only.

First Week's Winners Of The Maemo Masters Invitational & How To Enter For The Second Week

Last week I told you that we had teamed up with Nokia India to host the ‘Maemo Masters Invitational in which I would be able to invite 5 of you each week for 5 weeks to purchase a ‘Maemo Masters Edition’ of the N900 that comes with special goodies (including a Maemo Masters T-Shirt and a cool BH-214 stereo bluetooth headset) for the readers of The MeeGo Blog.

First Week's Winners Of The Maemo Masters Invitational & How To Enter For The Second Week

Today’s its time to reveal the names of first 5 Maemo Masters:

  1. Anurag Jindal
  2. Nithish Rajan
  3. Nithin
  4. Vinu Jose
  5. Ajit

Many congratulations! I will be in touch via email with all the details.

For those of you who missed out, I have some great news. If you entered the first week’s contest, I will also consider the same entry for the contests coming in the following weeks AND you can also take part in the second week’s contest again to double your chances of winning! Sweet?

For those of you who’ve just seen this contest, don’t worry we still have 4 weeks and 20 Maemo Masters to be crowned. So how do you enter this week’s contest? Simple, answer the following questions in the comments section below:

  • Can the N900 act as a remote control? (Hint)
  • In what resolution does the N900 capture video?

Good luck!

PS: Please note that this contest is geographically limited to those of you in India only.

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

I am not someone who likes changing themes often. I like themes that look elegant, polished and definitely not brash. Over the last seven or so months of owning the N900, I have tried almost every theme that is available and have come away with the following as my picks.

Most of these themes comes from the Maemo repositories so make sure you have them enabled. Then just type the name to search in the Application Manager and install. So without further adieu, here are my must have themes for the N900, in no particular order.

  • Black Plastic – The lists in this theme are shaded differently, nice change.

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  • an-DROID – One of my favorites. Love the colours on this one.

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

  • Bossa Teal – For times when you want custom icons. Seems to slow down the phone though and takes 6MB in rootfs.

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

  • Carbon – Brilliant. Dark. Polished. Makes the N900 look good.

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

  • D-Theme Red – I like red themes. They go well with the black on the N900. This is part of the D-Theme series, check them out for different colours.

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

  • iStyle Black – Part of the iStyle series. Best of the lot.

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

  • Matrix – Its here because it goes amazingly well with the Matrix live wallpaper. Plus I like the vibrant colours too.

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

  • Red Alert – Another red theme, but sadly not part of  the repositories so you will have to manually download and install if  you liked it. Get the .deb here, locate it in the file manager and tap to install.

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

  • R-Style Green – Part of the beautiful R-Style series that features similar design in new colours. Green is easily my favourite.

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

Must Have Themes For The Nokia N900

So there you have it, those were my picks. Think there is a theme that deserves to be in this list that I have missed out? Please let me know. What themes do you like?

Blogger Talk From The N900 India Launch Event

Right after the N900 India launch event, I sat down with a group of bloggers that Nokia had invited to talk all things N900. The best part was that it was a diverse mix, which included bloggers from different avenues.

Some of us were very familiar with the in’s and out’s of the N900, while we also had people who were still new to the device. While we were talking, I was filming so here’s a 10 minute video capturing everyone’s thoughts with a few agreements and disagreements thrown in.

In alphabetical order:

If you are new to the N900, what do you think about it?

Hunt Your Way To A Nokia E73 ‘Mode’ Or A Nokia E72

Nokia’s just recently released the E73 ‘Mode’ for T-Mobile in the US. It is basically the E72 with some styling differences and support for T-Mobile’s 3G bands. To celebrate, the Ovi Daily App blog is having a ‘scavenger hunt’ in which you can win yourself one. If you are not in the Unites States and your hunt bears fruit, you will be entitled on a Nokia E72, a device I love.

Hunt Your Way To A Nokia E73 'Mode' Or An E72

The ‘Scavenger Hunt’ started on June 3rd and will end on June 16, the day the ‘Mode’ launches in the US. In order to enter the competition, you need to answer a total of ten questions that are being put up each day on this page. You will also need a Ovi Mail account to email the answers to NokiaE73Mode@ovi.com. If you don’t have one, sign up now as using an Ovi account is mandatory.

Don’t worry that you are late, you can still catch up on the previous 5 questions and submit your answers. The important thing is that you answer all the 10 questions correctly. Judging by what I’ve seen so far, it shouldn’t be too hard and the guys at the Ovi Daily App blog are generous with hints too.

On a related note, you must see the E73 video that Nokia’s come up with, its one of their best.

You can also follow @ovidailyapp on Twitter for the latest questions, hints and reminders about the contest. Good luck!

Announcing The Maemo Masters Invitational

The N900 is finally in India, is seven months late, but is still a compelling device. I am sure a lot of you in are in the market for an N900 and this post should bring a cheer to you.

We have  teamed up with Nokia India to host the ‘Maemo Masters Invitational‘ in which I will be able to invite 25 of you to purchase a ‘Maemo Masters Edition’ of the N900. The best part is that it will cost the same as the N900 you can buy at your local store, but will come with a bunch of really nice goodies.

  • The Nokia N900 of course.
  • A pair of BH-214 Bluetooth Headphones.
  • A specially crafted ‘Maemo Master’ T-shirt.
  • The official Nokia title of a ‘Maemo Master’.

I will be randomly selecting 5 names each week, for the next 5 weeks and the names of the winners will be revealed on the Maemo Masters blog every week (first set of winners announced on June 15th). A few days ago I had received a package of my own from Nokia India and this is what it was.

To enter this week’s challenge to become a ‘Maemo Master’ and get invited to purchase the Maemo Masters Edition of the N900, all you need to do is answers the following questions in the comments section below.

  • Question 1. – Right out of the box, what operating system does the N900 run? (Hint: M_e_o 5)
  • Question 2. – What was The MeeGo Blog formerly called? (Hint: Look under the title)

Good luck!

Hit MaemoMasters.com for all the rules and finer details.