Nokia updates the N800 with Skype and more

Summary:The mobile blogs have been buzzing all day about the latest software update fo the Nokia N800 internet tablet which was released today. Good coverage in a number of places but your first stop should be Thoughtfix's live blogging of his update experience on Tabletblog.com. I plan to update my N800 over the weekend and will add an update to this post after I've done that. It's going to be a big Nokia update weekend as a new firmware release for the N95 was also released today.

The mobile blogs have been buzzing all day about the latest software update fo the Nokia N800 internet tablet which was released today. Good coverage in a number of places but your first stop should be Thoughtfix's live blogging of his update experience on Tabletblog.com. I plan to update my N800 over the weekend and will add an update to this post after I've done that. It's going to be a big Nokia update weekend as a new firmware release for the N95 was also released today.

Here's what's new on the N800 with this release:

  • Skype client support: free internet Calls to other Skype users and low cost calls to landline or mobile phone wherever there is a wireless connection
  • Adobe Flash 9 browser plug-in: improved media performance when using video streaming services (including Homestar Runner which I am very excited about).
  • Up to 8 GB memory card support: Memory card support has increased from 2 GB to up to 8 GB – device memory can be expanded up to 16 GB. SD cards larger than 2 GB must be SDHC compatible.

Other Improvements

  • Increased battery life: Most of the improvements have been done around the wireless connection, resulting in remarkably longer online usages.
  • Touch screen sensitivity has been improved: screen areas with most intensive use register events more efficiently.
  • New pre-installed content:
    • Tableteer info applet
    • Updated Internet radio channels
    • Real Rhapsody player easy installer (available for US residents only)

Topics: Nokia, Collaboration, Social Enterprise

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