‘Mod in the USA’ N900 PUSH competition

Just when you think you’ve heard all you can about the N900 PUSH competition, we have some more news for you.

The original PUSH competition was only for UK members, but now Nokia has introduced the ‘Mod in the USA‘ N900 PUSH competition. Similar to the original, anyone (within region) can submit a cool mod, hack, useful creation that would use the N900. Winners will be selected, and thats when the differences start.

There will be a $10,000 for 1st prize, and smaller prizes for 2nd and 3rd. Plus a trip to Vegas to showcase the 3 winning hacks at CTIA 2010 as well as funding, N900s and support to build the mods.

Don’t have an idea but still want to try? They have a discussion group to get the juices flowing, or you could always discuss in our comments.

[Update: The original PUSH competition was actually world wide. Thanks Matt and Ricardo]

Comments

  1. kevin mcguigan says:

    this may not be the appropriate place for this but i am trying to find a touch screen interface for a 17 inch monitor. please if someone does could they email me.

  2. chango says:
  3. clayton says:

    All someone has to do is create a turn-by-turn navigation application for the N900 and instantly do more with the device than Nokia ever will!

  4. Ricardo says:

    Small correction: the original Push N900 was not restricted for UK residents, they accepted projects from Australia, Brazil, Canada and Germany.

  5. pierrot says:

    Hi all
    I am a french hack and modder
    is there any ticket to win to go to vegas for us french crazy folks???
    I have a few dozen little ideas for such a phone
    there is no french hacking scene
    please help us around the world share our ideas and inventions
    pierrot

  6. BeBoX says:

    hi pierrot , i’m french too you can contact me if you wan’t i have a N900 too and i’m feeling a be alone surrounded by androids and iPhones

    as you want on twitter : beboxos or MSN messenger beboxos@ifrance.com (only msn it’s a spam box)

  7. jeditalian says:

    ok, so is attaching a large solar panel to it and having an astronaut on your team to place it between the sun and the earth, (solar panel facing the sun of course) making the worlds lightest satellite, (sticking a nice lens on it if you want) possible or do we have no way for the N900 to send us pictures that far? lol. add little servos and rockets for aim and maneuvering..
    if the cellphone cant transmit to earth, at least hack it to be completely manageable via bluetooth access, then the astro-hacker can download pictures and clear the memory when they are like 300ft away :D lol im not sure if that qualifies for the contest but if it does then do eet!
    or did someone already say N900 in SPACE

  8. jeditalian says:

    robertfrost2234 where did this DVD crap come from? i would just pop in a puppylinux cd and VOILA i just saved $29.00 plus shipping and tax if applicable, plus it can browse the web(crash unexpectedly if you have low ram[added BONUS!]), rip cds & dvds, download and convert videos from youtube, torrent, recover files, manage your hard disk, save your session to the cd or dvd that you burned it on, multiple times. it does all that AND MORE! for the low low price of FREE! but ACT NOW because it’s only available for the low low price of FREE for..EVER.
    anyway that advertisement for MACDVDCOPY is an example of what makes me NOT buy something.

  9. Noah says:

    @clayton

    At the Push event in london it looked like the guys with the belt had turn by turn running… not for sure though…

  10. Timothy says:

    @Noah, @Clayton:

    Yes, the Haptic Guide team had working turn-by-turn directions.

  11. jeditalian says:

    well the annoying advertisement is gone. anyone care to discuss the physics of a N900 in space? ..Anyone?

  12. Ricardo says:

    The “Rocket Pocket” team submitted this idea (putting an N900 in orbit) for the first run of the PUSH contest, and at first it was a winner… but was later rejected when it was considered “impossible” (or impractical): http://blogs.nokia.com/pushn900/2009/11/09/if-we-could-draw-your-attention-for-a-moment/

  13. competitions says:

    Just in case anyone missed seeing the winners, they are published here: http://blogs.nokia.com/pushn900/usa/2010/03/and-the-mod-in-the-usa-winner-is/

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