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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If you had to have an external keyboard ...
by Sabon on Wed 16th Apr 2014 15:23 UTC
Sabon
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2005-07-06

If you had to have an external keyboard there are a LOT of things people use tablets (and cell phones) for now that you'd never have been able to use this device for. At least not in the way people are using tablets and phones "on the go" now. So only based on this, I would have said I wasn't interested either.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

On the other hand I see lots of people carrying tablet cases with builtin keyboards.

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