Communications equipment manufacturer Nokia has started shipping the N810 internet tablet in the US.
The N810 features a slide-out keyboard, global positioning system, digital audio/video playback and Wi-Fi capability for VoIP calling. It also has a touchpad screen, 400 MHz processor, Mozilla-based browser, 2GB internal memory and an optional 8GB memory card. The company claims that the new device offers functionality of a traditional computer in a portable device.
To access the internet, users need to connect via the Wi-Fi hotspot or over Bluetooth on a mobile phone. The product has 45 hours of music playback and can store upto 7,500 songs. It also has free maps preloaded for detailed locations and street addresses search as well as search for nearby Wi-Fi hotspots. The company said that in December, wireless navigation services provider Wayfinder would be offering a three year subscription based navigation service for $129.99.
The N810 is powered by maemo Linux-based OS2008 with a customizable user interface and Adobe flash 9.
More than ever, people want to bring their online communities with them wherever they go, whether it’s on vacation, a business trip, or just around their neighborhood, and the pocketable Nokia N810 Internet Tablet lets consumers do just this, said Bill Plummer, vice president, multimedia at Nokia North America.
The Nokia N810 is available through consumer electronics and wireless retailers for $479.
The N810’s predecessor, N800, was launched by Nokia earlier this year for $399.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates