Nokias Linux-Powered N800 Internet Tablet Sneaks Out Early
Nokia still hasn't announced it, but its new Linux-based N800 Internet Tablet is already for sale and boasts double the RAM, Flash memory and a faster processor than its predecessor. (Linux-Watch)Officially, Nokia Inc. is still mum about its new Linux-based N800 Internet Tablet, the successor to its N770 Internet Tablet, but its already on sale in some U.S. stores. As reported by LinuxDevices.com, the N800 is now for sale at some CompUSA stores for $399.99. This new model, from sources close to Nokia and the Carrypad Web site, appears to be a substantial upgrade to the Nokia 770. Some of these are changes that Linux tablet fans have been requesting for some time. These include increasing the RAM from the older model to 12 MB and its flash memory to 256MB. The processor has also been given a kick in the pants with an increase in speed from 220MHz to 320MHz.
The new tablet also boasts a VGA (640x480) resolution Web cam. The microphone has also been moved to make the unit more friendly as a phone.