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Hey guys I just want to know if Nokia N900 Support HID usb keyboard and mouse device?

Would be a very handy thing if it does.
 

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The n900 does not support usb host mode, see: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=31921. There are people who try to get it working but it is unlikely as a nokia employee said it is impossible hardware-wise. Perhaps it will work with a bt mouse and a bt keyboard.
 
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ohh ,man isnt there hack somewhere to make it host Mouse and keyboard? We should complain to NOKIA and let them add that functionality into the device.
 

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I think bluetooth mouse and keyboard is better solution than playing with cables. Tried to pair my old Kensigton bluetooth mouse, pairing is ok but nothing useful can be done with mouse
 
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how about a compatibility list of BT periphery? (Keyboards, mouse, etc.)
 
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I have tried pairing my BT mouse with the N900. Pairing is easy, but nothing useful can be done. Connect fails
 
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Originally Posted by maxximuscool View Post
ohh ,man isnt there hack somewhere to make it host Mouse and keyboard? We should complain to NOKIA and let them add that functionality into the device.
This is a apparently a hardware issue so no software is going to solve the issue. There are plenty of threads covering this in detail.
 
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Originally Posted by maxximuscool View Post
ohh ,man isnt there hack somewhere to make it host Mouse and keyboard? We should complain to NOKIA and let them add that functionality into the device.
With USB? That's impossible (thanks to the USB standards consortium).

The only reasonable method to do so would be to include another USB port, so that you would have one for charging, and one for USB use (keyboard, plugging in USB devices, etc..) but that would be confusing to people and increase manufacturing costs which would be passed onto you, the consumer.

Another method would be to simply not use the USB for charging, but that's not likely as Europe is pushing manufacturers toward this standard (most companies have agreed to it already anyway to reduce e-waste from incompatible chargers). And some governments are talking about putting a "e-waste" tax on companies that don't do something about the problem of electronics (basically it's either you recycle the old electronics or we'll tax you for the cash to pay others to do it).

Lastly, the 3rd method would be to ignore the USB standards consortium and implement USB host mode on a USB port capable of charging. But then you can't call or advertise that as USB or you get sued.

I believe HID bluetooth keyboards work partially, but some key functions are impossible.

No idea about bluetooth mouse, I would like to see it though. TV + Bluetooth keyboard + Bluetooth Mouse = temporary replacement desktop
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They're maemo and MeeGo...

"Meamo!" sounds like what Zorro would say to catherine zeta jones... after she slaps him for looking at her dirtily...
 

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Bugzilla thread over here: https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9389
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Originally Posted by Laughing Man View Post
The only reasonable method to do so would be to include another USB port, so that you would have one for charging, and one for USB use (keyboard, plugging in USB devices, etc..) but that would be confusing to people and increase manufacturing costs which would be passed onto you, the consumer.
I would vote for this: two USB ports. One port is a regular microUSB, capable of charging and acting as a "USB client". The other port could be a regular USB port (full size, maybe with a rubber cover) that could act in USB host mode.

Since the two ports (USB female and micro usb) are too different, there wont be much confusion. users won't be able to plug the host USB port into a host USB in any computer...

Would that regular USB footprint be too much?
 
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