Well the N810 got official yesterday (for real this time), so
with the exception of WiMax; what else actually changed? Well apparently there is
an OS2008 update in store, which will also be obtainable for original N800/N810
users. I would guess this would not be available until summer, as that is the expected release date for the new tablet. The update is going to address numerous software related issues, such as
updating the standard email client, Chinese character support in browsers,
along with ‘Seamless Software Updates”. Seamless updates? We don’t have a clue
either… DotSisx from Symbian-Guru
believes this could be a mask for OTA (Over the Air updates), which would allow
you to update your firmware through WiMax (or possibly even Wifi). Personally,
I hope this also means Nokia will make the repositories easier and more reliable to use; and
possibly even auto-update my current apps if I choose to. We all remember the
good’ole days when Canola released a new Beta and their repositories got hammered;
not to mention when OS2008 was nearly unobtainable
for the first few days after launch.
The tablet will initially launch in the US only, and the cost is currently unknown. I would love to see it at the sub $400 range, as opposed to pushing $500 like the original N810. As for the N800’s, those are truly at rock bottom prices. If you are fine without the GPS, keyboard, and future WiMax; I wouldn’t hold off to grab yourself one.