Calling on Maemo?

My N810 runs OS2008 still. Today during normal telephone call with friend I was asked about Skype account. After call I grabbed tablet and looked at available applications.

Few minutes later I was logged into Skype account. But to get notifications application has to work… Same problem also exists with Gizmo… Both are available by default (as links to installation) in OS2008 but not integrated into system at all…

I wonder why that situation exists — user can add Google Talk, normal Jabber accounts and SIP ones and those are handled by Maemo Contacts application. Why Nokia did not made such integration possible for external IM/telephony applications…

Probably same reason as with i18n: lack of thinking on design phase…

5 thoughts on “Calling on Maemo?

  1. wahez

    You could try installing rtcom beta. That will allow you to use different IM and VOIP protocols with the default account and contact UI’s. I think you can even call land lines through sipphone.com

  2. Marcin Juszkiewicz

    wahez: installed “rtcom-beta-os2008″ ver 2.2 — it added few protocols but does not solve problem with Skype or Gizmo. Ok, it gives me ICQ, IRC and few SIP providers but those were possible with default system..

  3. wahez

    Marcin: that’s weird. I wasn’t able to use ICQ, IRC and MSN before I installed rtcom.

    But you should be able use your Gizmo account through the regular UI now (although I haven’t tried it myself). Skype integration is going to be hard, because it’s proprietary.

  4. niv

    I think that all devices that have VOIP should have two separate sound outputs , one for a speaker to ring when a cell is coming in , and a second for a headset. the N800 has only one output, so when I leave my headset connected, I can’t hear any notifications. I would also add that using a bluetooth headset does offer a solution, but on the N800 sometimes it doenst work well. as for sip, os2008 came with a sip dialer that allows me to make and receive land line calls. but it doesnt offer a history list of calls I made. Niv

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