Nokia N810: Linux powered Internet Tablet (3rd Gen)

Everybody is talking about iPhone nowadays, with its sleek and smooth UI. It is such a cool phone….but not perfect. Limited applications, no 3G, disappearing SMS are some of its shortcomings. Let Apple kink out the details and wait for the 2nd Gen, for now I’m eyeing for the Nokia N810. A nice companion for my e61.

N810 is powered by Nokia’s own Internet Tablet OS, also known as Maemo. This open source build is based on Debian and is topped by the same ‘Hildon’ user interface layer as will be featured on the Ubuntu Mobile OS used by Intel’s mobile Internet devices around the middle of 2008. The N810 runs the latest Internet Tablet OS 2008 release, aka Maemo 4.0 ‘Chinook’.
Nokia 810

  • Same 4.13-nch WVGA (800 x 480), 65k color display as the N800, brightness increased by ~20%
  • GPS with particular focus on the “context sensitive web” via Ovi
  • 2GB internal storage (not including memory cards), ships with maps for use with GPS
  • Has WiFi (802.11b/g), does not have WiMAX
  • Bluetooth (2.0+ EDR) DUNs to capable phones, totally Foleo-like
  • 400MHz OMAP 2420 CPU, 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM
  • Integrated frontal camera, ambient light sensor, mini USB 2.0, hardware lock switch
  • Plays back video: 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, ASF, WMV, MPEG-1/4, Real video; audio: MP3, WMA, AAC, AMR, AWB, M4A, MP2, Real audio, WAV
  • Battery life aimed at 4 hours of “typical use” (movies, music, internet access, etc.), 10 hours music only, and up to 2 weeks totally idle time, and 5 days active standby (“improved compared to previous generation devices”)
  • Runs Nokia’s Linux Maemo interface (duh)
  • 5 x 2.83 x 0.55-inches, 7.97 ounces
  • Available now

You find it interesting? Head over to Nseries website for more info. Engadget entry here.

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