Saturday, January 06, 2007

Nokia N800 is here

There is an actual physical next-generation Nokia web tablet out in the world tonight; it's the N800. I read about it first on OSNews, then followed the link to Linux Devices. There's a collection of photos of the N800 taken at a store in Chicago where the N800 is being sold, posted on Flickr.

There's very little to go on at this point. No technical specifications what-so-ever. Nokia hasn't published anything about the N800, nor has it even announced its availability.

My questions:
  1. Is this the so-called 870/880, or is this the low-end version of an 800 series of devices?
  2. Will Nokia allow a trade-in (or trade-up) from the N770 to the N800?
  3. What are the technical specifications of the device? Does it have more memory and a faster processor than the N770?
Maybe this time the N800 will be more of a real device instead of the hacker come-on of the N770. And if it is a real device (with sufficient resources and processor power) then maybe it'll attract serious main-stream developers instead of the odd-ball fringe that's currently developing toy applications for it.

Update #1

I've just read a post here that gives the following statistics:


Nokia N800 Nokia 770
Processor Some Random V6 Processor rev 2 (v6l) ARM926EJ-Sid(wb) rev 3 (v5l)
BogoMIPS 320.37 125.76
Features swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp java swp half thumb fastmult edsp java
CPU implementer 0x41 0x41
CPU architecture 6TEJ 5TEJ
CPU revision : 2 3
D size 32768 16384
D assoc 4 4
D line length 32 32
D sets 256 128



Hardware Nokia N800 Nokia 770
MemTotal: 127252 kB 62224 kB
MemFree: 46508 kB 5176 kB
Buffers: 256 kB 12 kB

If it has these features then it would be a solid upgrade from the N770. I'm just not happy to spend another $400 to replace a $380 device that's barely 10 months old. Oh well. Sucks to be me.

Update #2

More information and better pictures at CarryPad.