Nokia refreshes the N800

In a world of iPhones, is the venerable Nokia N800 growing obsolete? It’s probably too early to call it, but Nokia has just released a significant system update in an attempt to keep their high-end “Internet Communicator” relevant. The firmware revision brings Skype and Flash 9 support, increased touchscreen sensitivity, support for up to 8 GB of external memory, and a proprietary Rhapsody client. The native Skype support is pretty exciting, giving N800 users built-in access to VoIP whenever they’re in range of a Wi-Fi hotspot. An iPhone it’s not, but it also doesn’t come with the burden of a 2 year AT&T service agreement…compromises, compromises.


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