Nokia N900 video shows illegal Nintendo Emulators; glitch causes portrait view on pages

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Nokia N900 video shows illegal Nintendo Emulators; glitch causes portrait view on pages
Just recently made a U.S. citizen and already the Nokia N900 is causing problems. Perhaps it is that fiesty maemo 5 OS. Anyway, the handset already is making trouble for the authorities as a video posted on the Nokia blog shows a N900 user playing Super Mario Brothers on his device. The video shows apps that allow Nintendo games to be played on the N900 with the use of an emulator which is downloaded from an apps store.

While the video shows someone playing Super Mario Brothers, a caption says, "There's already a bunch of great retro gaming emulator apps available for you to download" The video continues to explain that some games require additional ROM's to be downloaded which the publisher allows as long as the person downloading the ROM is in possession of the original title. Nintendo UK PR Manager Robert Saunders says that the video game company was unaware of Nokia's actions, but will investigate to see if copyright infringement has taken place.

Moving along, someone named Guyver at the maemo.org forum, had a strange experience when a glitch caused some screens on his Nokia N900 to show in portrait mode even though they are not supposed to. The handset is designed to change orientation to portrait on the dialer and photo apps. If you like the way it looks, try launching the phone app, sliding up the screen and turning off the app. Let us know if it works because the guys at Engadget could not recreate the portrait view.

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source: Cynamite (emulator), maemo.orgforum via EngadgetMobile (screen view)

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