Posts filed under ‘Nokia N800’
Internet Tablet Talk has the scoop on the N810! This is the next internet tablet and it has a slide out keyboard! This is a awesome addition to the Nokia series of internet tablets. Stay tuned to the temporary blog for internet tablet talk (in case the main site is flooded) for more information.
Internet Tablet Talk has a story about the Hildon API running on a laptop! This means hildon will scale to resolutions larger then the Nokia 770 and N800 Internet Tablets. This also COULD man a OLPC type device.
What’s Hildon? It’s the UI that the Nokia internet tablets use with thier Maemo install. It’s a nice UI and it seems to be easy to understand to me anyway.
I was listening to today’s Daily Source Code and Nokia apparantly gave Adam Curry as a gift a new Nokia N800. While Patricia and Christina don’t necessarily like it, Adam does and he says screw the iPhone and let’s do something like this. Build better stuff on Open Source and Apple Inc. will have to open up more.
If you are buried under a rock and have not listened to the Daily Source Code, listen to today’s show and then subscribe!
I was listening to Ken Radio’s World Tech Roundup and co-host Andy Abramson, stated that the Nokia 770 is the biggest and most popular Linux based appliance ever. I wonder if it’s true?
I do know that he was right about CompUSA not being able to keep it in stock. During Christmas, as soon as it was in stock online, it sold out. I guess he’s right.
This post was tapped out on my 770!
The Nokia N800 is now official with the Nokia website, being updated. This is a great device and I am looking forward to getting one. Or, if Nokia wants, they can send me one and I will review it here! 😉
Anyway, the N800 has some important things that can definitely help move things forward a bit. The extra CPU power is awesome, the memory updates needed but I see one thing that will stop some people from buying it. One thing with mobile tech is that people like to take them with them and that includes to work. The only issue is the device has a camera integrated. Some workplaces, not mine, but some workplaces will not allow this because it’s a security risk and this brings up my one beef. According to the maemo website, IT2007 isn’t supported on the 770 yet and this leaves 770 owners and those who go with the 770 to avoid the camera issue left behind support wise. There’s supposed to be a update soon, but that’s only taking the 770 to Maemo 2.2. Will this update include the new Opera 8 browser and Flash 7? If it did, I could then use it on YouTube. As it stands now, it’s not possible.
It’s been on Engadget,Thoughtfix, and starts out on Ring Nokia but it appears that Nokia is ready to ship and probably announce at CES the second Internet Tablet, the Nokia N800. It’s part of the N series of phones now apparantly, but as far as I know, there’s no Cell radio in it. What is there? Well according to Thoughtfix and FCC documents it will have:
- 640×480 Web Cam (pops out even!)
- 802.11G and Bluetooth
- 2 MiniSD slots. One internal, one on the outside.
- Maemo Linux of course
I hope they have a faster processor and possibly more RAM. It looks like the same LCD that the 770 has but I hope it’s better. Also, and I can’t verify this, but I did a quick search for Nokia N800 and the only post I saw was a ad on a cellphone blog saying you can get it for $200?? I hope so! That would SO ROCK!
Anyway I am excited about this and I will start saving pennies for this thing. If it’s as good as the Nokia 770 is, it’s a winner. Oh and I should post a full review with pics of my 770 at some point I guess. I’ll work on that later!
UPDATE: According to a commentor on Ring Nokia, the N800 is available at some CompUSA’s already for $399. Apparantly, someone jumped the gun. That tells me you can’t depend on 5-10 dollar an hour employees…..thier mistake is our benefit!