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Nokia Pushes TabletNokia Pushes Tablet

Webpad side effects may include square eyes and a lighter wallet

Dan Jones

November 19, 2007

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Nokia Pushes Tablet

6:00 PM -- Is today a day to dust off all the gadget ideas that have flopped a few times already and give them another spin? (See Book to the Future.)

Hard on the heels of Amazon's new Kindle eBook reader comes the latest tablet from Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK), dubbed the N810. The Linux-based device has a large color display, touchpad screen, slide-out keyboard, and up to 10GB of memory. It has WiFi connectivity and GPS location tracking. (See Nokia Has Tablet Frenzy.)The 810 is an incremental upgrade from the firm's earlier tablets. If you were expecting cellular, or even WiMax, connectivity you can whistle for it. (See Sprint Promises WiMax 'Momentum'.)

Nokia, however, is pushing the gadget as more of an entertainment device than before. The firm says the device can handle up to 45 hours of music playback and has storage for up to 7,500 songs.

Still, considering the embrassing high-profile failure of the Palm Inc. Foleo, now doesn't seem like the best time to come out with a new tablet device. (See Palm Cans Foleo.) — Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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