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Nokia adds N810 Internet tablet to Nseries range


October 18, 2007

Nokia N810 Internet tablet

Nokia N810 Internet tablet

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October 19, 2007 Nokia has introduced the latest addition to their Nseries - the new N810 Internet Tablet - at the the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The pocket-sized, GPS enabled device allows users to connect to the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot or over their Bluetooth mobile phone to make internet calls; check email; watch videos on YouTube or update a blog using the device's slide-out keyboard and 4.13", 800x480 resolution touch screen.

Wi-Fi connectivity is enabled across thousands of different locations globally through cooperation with Boingo Wireless, Earthlink and The Cloud. The N810 also offers up to 45 hours of music playback and memory to store up to 7,500 songs on an optional 10GB memory card. The device also features built-in maps and satellite navigation to help you find your way. The integrated GPS receiver allows you to pinpoint your position and find a wide variety of points-of-interests using the free pre-loaded maps, while shelling out for an upgrade to Wayfinder's voice-guided navigation gives turn-by-turn directions to explore the world on foot or in the car.

The unit is powered by maemo Linux based OS2008 and features a highly customizable user interface containing a Mozilla based browser with Ajax and Adobe flash 9 as well as Bluetooth headset support and enhanced video and audio features via the use of the integrated VGA camera.

"The Nokia N810 packs the power of a traditional computer into a pocket-sized format. Its open standard technology accelerates the convergence of multiple functionalities and services into a single device", said Ari Virtanen, Vice President, Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia. "Our new Nokia N810 offers users a true Web 2.0 experience in a compact, stylish, yet affordable package - it connects people to what matters to them."

Forum Nokia has also announced the launch of maemo platform support services for software developers and companies around the world via forum.nokia.com. Currently, Forum Nokia has more than 3.4 million registered users, developing mobile applications on Symbian Series 40 and Series 60 platforms. This professional support service complements the developer offering with maemo.org, an open source community sponsored by Nokia.

The N810 “multimedia computer” is expected to start shipping mid November with an estimated retail price of USD$479.

For further info visit Nokia

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