Internet tablet mini PCs are becoming increasingly popular because of their small size and ever-growing capabilities. The Nokia N810 was released this week, and this Internet tablet PC only weighs about 8 ounces and is only 5 inches wide. The small size of an Internet tablet, such as the Nokia N810, make them a better choice for traveling professionals who don’t want to lug a laptop around on business trips.
Although small, the Nokia N810 sports a relatively speedy 400 MHz processor, 128 MB of memory, and 2 GB of internal storage. The memory can also be upgraded an additional 8 GB via memory card.
The operating system used in the Nokia N810 Internet tablet is a Maemo Linux-based OS2008 with a Mozilla-based browser. The Internet browser works just like your computer’s Internet browser but on a smaller scale. The Nokia N810 has built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, which allow you to connect to the Internet wherever wireless Internet is available.
The body of the N810 is only about half of an inch thick, and it sports a nice-sized 4.13 inch touch-screen LCD display. The keyboard is hidden beneath the display, and is accessed by sliding the display upwards.
Nokia N810: Full QWERTY keyboard
Besides being able to browse the Internet, check email, and view documents, the Nokia N810 also has the ability to function like a portable GPS device. This navigation feature does cost an additional $129.99 for 3 years of service, but it can be well worth the money if you travel a lot.
The Nokia N810 Internet tablet can be a convenient tool for people looking for a compact device which will replace their laptop, PDA, MP3 player, and GPS unit. The Nokia N810 is available now for a MRSP of $479. Not a bad price for a device that is as useful as the Nokia N810.
Source: Computer World
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