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Nokia officially releases OS2008 for their Internet Tablets

Users can now download the official installer for OS2008 for your Nokia N800 Internet tablet. What can we expect in the new release? Well for starters: The sluggish Opera browser has been swapped out for a speedy Mozilla based browser If you're on an N800, the processor speed has been bumped up to 400 Mhz Built in Flash 9 FM Radio software A Beautiful new UI Improved RSS...

Hands-on: GPS with Maemo Mapper on the N800

Last time we took a look at the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet, we showed how to do some fun, if easy, stuff with it--like setting up custom RSS news sources, placing VoIP calls, and even playing a little Quake 2. Now, we've assembled a new video demonstrating one of the most quirky hacks you can pull off with Nokia's little handheld computer: assembling a functional GPS tracking system using a...

Download Squad week in review

It's been a busy week here at Download Squad headquarters. And we assume you've had a busy week too. So if you've fallen behind on your tech news, here are a few things you might have missed during the week ending September 29th, 2007. Download Squad interviews Evan Jones of 360desktop - Video Ever get the feeling that there's just not enough space for all the shortcuts, temporary files, and...

So, is the N800 really an iPhone-killer?

Though Nokia's Internet tablet, the N800, has been on the market for quite a bit longer than Apple's iPhone, we here at Download Squad have been thinking about the N800-iPhone comparison since Steve Jobs first demoed the iPhone back in January. Indeed, there are a few things you can do with the Nokia product that aren't possible on the iPhone. Namely, you can make and receive VoIP calls...

Linux alternative to iPod touch

At the beginning of the month, we wrote about how Nokia's N800 tablet might compare with the iPhone. The results to our very unscientific poll, showed a strong preference for the N800. Of the 1,027 respondents, the N800 won by a landslide - 65. Now that the iPod touch is here, let's do a side by side comparison with it and see how the N800 fares, after the jump. ...

Linux alternative to iPhone

Okay, it's not really a phone -- but Nokia's open source N800 tablet has a lot of great things going for it, not least of which is it's $100 cheaper than the iPhone and better still, it's not part of the AT&T network. If you can get past the fact that it is not a phone (or already have a perfectly good cell phone), here are some features that might sway you to a) get over your iPhone...

WiMax coming to Nokia devices?

WiMax is a long-range WiFI replacement. It lets service providers put out (really) fast network access using radio antennas. In fact, if you're using Cingular Edge or similar data service with your cell phone, WiMax is set to make your current speed limit look downright tortoise-like. Of course, nobody will benefit from the speed and range enhancements of WiMax until the network gets built...