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Sike
2007-10-17, 09:10
Hi All

I am now starting to like the idea of using one of these to control my squeezboxen!

http://www.engadget.com/2007/10/17/nokia-n810-gets-official/

Nice touch with the Keypad! I have a HTC TyTn and love the keyboard! Imagine searching with this thing!!

Sike

SuperQ
2007-10-17, 13:31
Looks awesome. Hopefully the hands-on is wrong about the slider being too close to the keyboard and not being able to type on the top row very well.

Damn.. new Nokia, or new parts for my desktop PC.. *sigh*

oreillymj
2007-10-17, 15:11
Bummer I bought an N800 about 4 months ago and it's been largely gathering dust. The N810 seem like a huge leap over the older model.

Built in GPS.

Empgamer
2007-10-18, 01:36
Looks nice. Just hope the pricing in the UK isn't the same as for the 800 which seems to be priced the same in as it is in the US in $. Likely the price of the 800 will drop when these come out, that keyboard will make this much more usable though so it may be false economy.

Sike
2007-10-18, 03:41
They have a hands-on with the device ;)

http://www.engadget.com/2007/10/17/nokia-n810-hands-on/

superQ seems to be on the money. Engadget says:

"but the top row is jammed right up against the bottom of the screen, making typing really difficult without keeping your thumbs totally perpendicular to the keyboard."

But otherwise only praise..

Here are the bullets:

Same 4.13-nch WVGA (800 x 480), 65k color display as the N800, brightness increased by ~20%
GPS with particular focus on the "context sensitive web" via Ovi
2GB internal storage (not including memory cards), ships with maps for use with GPS
Has WiFi (802.11b/g), does not have WiMAX
Bluetooth (2.0+ EDR) DUNs to capable phones, totally Foleo-like
400MHz OMAP 2420 CPU, 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM
Integrated frontal camera, ambient light sensor, mini USB 2.0, hardware lock switch

Plays back video: 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, ASF, WMV, MPEG-1/4, Real video; audio: MP3, WMA, AAC, AMR, AWB, M4A, MP2, Real audio, WAV
Battery life aimed at 4 hours of "typical use" (movies, music, internet access, etc.), 10 hours music only, and up to 2 weeks totally idle time, and 5 days active standby ("improved compared to previous generation devices")
Runs Nokia's Linux Maemo interface (duh)
5 x 2.83 x 0.55-inches, 7.97 ounces
Ships in November, $479

funkstar
2007-10-18, 04:20
looks like expansion is a lot more limited compaired to the 800. There is only a single miniSD slot as opposed to dual SD slots.

Bizarroterl
2007-10-18, 15:31
I've read in some of the many posts that the 810 will get the latest OS and that OS will be made available for the 800. One of the features is that the new OS will run the CPU closer (or at?) its maximum speed. This means the 800 will see a speed increase. IIRC, the release for the 810 and the new OS for the 800 is scheduled for November.

Personally. since I don't have a 800 or 770 yet, I'll hold off and buy the 810. GPS has great WAF!

JJZolx
2007-10-18, 16:08
GPS has great WAF!

I'll pass on the GPS. What I really don't need is to find that the remote for my stereo system is out in the car.

funkstar
2007-10-18, 16:52
I've read in some of the many posts that the 810 will get the latest OS and that OS will be made available for the 800. One of the features is that the new OS will run the CPU closer (or at?) its maximum speed. This means the 800 will see a speed increase. IIRC, the release for the 810 and the new OS for the 800 is scheduled for November.
Well the N810 will always be faster given the same software. THe N800 and N810 share the same processor, only the clock speed has been upped from 320MHz to 400MHz in the N810. 80MHz might not sound a lot, but it is a 25% increase on the previous model.

Other than that and the move from dual SD slots to a single MiniSD, the hardware appeard to be identical. Only real changes are the keyboard, casing and software.

Thats probably why there is little change in the model numbers as well :)

Bizarroterl
2007-10-19, 08:10
The thread I was reading inferred that the 320Mhz was limited by the software. With the new OS that limitation wasn't required any more and the processor would run at its full capability.

snarlydwarf
2007-10-19, 08:19
Other than that and the move from dual SD slots to a single MiniSD, the hardware appeard to be identical. Only real changes are the keyboard, casing and software.

And the included GPS, which is a pretty neat addition (considering the cost of either the external GPS for the N800 or even a standalone GPS).

funkstar
2007-10-19, 08:28
The thread I was reading inferred that the 320Mhz was limited by the software. With the new OS that limitation wasn't required any more and the processor would run at its full capability.
I'd be sceptical of that to be honest, but we sall see


And the included GPS, which is a pretty neat addition (considering the cost of either the external GPS for the N800 or even a standalone GPS).
Sorry, yes, i forgot about the GPS :)

I knew you could get a GPS add-on and even a N800 is a GPS kit, i forgot it wasn't internal hardware.