Nokia updates the N800 with Skype and more

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.

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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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  • I love the Strong-bad emails

    [url=http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail.html]FYI Strong-bad emails here[/url]
    D T Schmitz
    • Me too

      One of my favorite diversions. Can't wait to play them on the N800.
      morchant