updated 11:00 am EDT, Wed October 17, 2007
Nokia N810 In Works
Nokia is on the verge of releasing a crucial sequel to its N800 tablet, according to official shots sent out ahead of the official release to ITT. Named just the N810, the design will add a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that also moves the directional pad away from the main display; the move will both let users browse and write more quickly than possible with the still-included touchscreen keyboard but will occupy less space than the old design. The new form also permits a front-facing camera for video chats and continues to include a microphone for VoIP calls through sites like Gizmo or Skype.
An official release window and price is still pending, as are answers about any potential support for wireless beyond 802.11g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The N810 is nonetheless expected to be available in North America as well as Nokia's European home and is most likely to arrive by the end of the year.