Nokia Internet Tablet to get speed boost and 3G

Nokia outlined the upcoming changes to its Internet Tablet platform at the Open Source in Mobile Conference (OSiM) in Berlin on Wednesday. The Internet Tablet line will be given a much needed speed and performance boost with the incorporation of the new Ti OMAP 3 processor into their upcoming hardware. The new Ti OMAP 3 can execute 1200 million of instructions per second (MIPS) and includes an integrated HD-capable imaging + video + audio accelerator. Sweet! Nokia also announced that its new tablet will incorporate 3G HSDPA connectivity (what happened to WiMAX?). So what will this new Internet tablet powerhouse look like? We don’t know as Nokia failed to produce a device. What?! Nokia says they will announce a device when they are ready which can be interpreted as “we don’t even have a working prototype to show you”. Granted this is a software conference but if they had a device in hand, you would think that they would have given us at least a quick flash to pique our interest. With the Archos 5 Internet Tablet, which uses the same OMAP 3 processor, already shipping and a 3G model just a few months out, we think Nokia may have missed the boat on this one.

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