Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 08:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A few months ago Nokia released the third iteration of their Internet Tablet N-series, the N810. This model has some new hardware characteristics, and a brand new version of the Maemo interface. Update: I designed a clean background for you, to be used with the "Echo" theme. Download it here, check out how it looks like here.
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"Not a cellphone"
by nbensa on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 11:27 UTC
nbensa
Member since:
2005-08-29

Too bad is not a cellphone. Why not include a damn gsm chip on it?

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RE: "Not a cellphone"
by Eugenia on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 11:34 in reply to ""Not a cellphone""
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

For many reasons.
1. This OS is not something that carriers allow, because carriers want specific things on their phones. By not having carrier contracts, this product would be doomed and Nokia would be several millions in.
2. It would eat their S60 platform and compete with themselves (S60 4.0 will be touchscreen based).
3. There is not enough time to write all the phone apps.
4. It would cost even more.
5. It would make the device bigger after adding a big camera there.

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RE[2]: "Not a cellphone"
by hobgoblin on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 15:32 in reply to "RE: "Not a cellphone""
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

point 1 may be correct in the US, but less so in europe imo.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

If the N800/N810 had a cell radio in it along with the GPS/Wifi/Bluetooth radios, it would kill Nokia's phone product lines. That's my guess anyhow. With Skype and a wifi connection, it pretty much is a cell phone for me; including bluetooth headset. ;)

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