Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2014 09:06 UTC, submitted by arsipaani
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

As it turns out, Nokia developed an internet tablet all the way back in 2001. It was called the Nokia M510, several thousand units were made, and it was functional. Sadly, market research showed that consumers were not yet ready for a device like this, and so the project was cancelled. It had a 800x600 display, ran EPOC (Symbian), and sported wifi. The stories are in Finnish, and since I don't speak Finnish, I had to rely on Google Translate (as a translator, this made me feel dirty).

Now that Nokia's devices division is essentially dead, it wouldn't surprise me to see more of these stories to come out. There must be some truly outrageous stuff locked away at Nokia.

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This makes me so sad.
by helf on Sun 20th Apr 2014 21:42 UTC
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2005-07-06

EPOC is still one of my favorite mobile OSes. It was ridiculously efficient, fast, and advanced given the time and constraints of the hardware it ran on (My MX = 36mhz arm710, 16mb shared ram. My netBook wasn't much better at ~190mhz strongarm) and always snappy. OPL was simple to learn and how many devices, at the time (even now), came with their own programming environment built in?

*sigh*

I'd probably still be using my netBook if a power surge hadn't fried it.

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