Nokia Pushes Tablet
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