- It looks gorgeous
- It runs Linux, and showcases what can be done with more vertical integration
- Nokia has been improving their interaction with the developer community
- Video camera and Skype (no Skype video support yet, though)
- Rhapsody subscription service
- New: Now with GPS, spacious internal storage, and sliding keyboard built-in!
- New: More video codecs, Flash 9, Mozilla-based browser
So commercial software providers (Skype, Real Networks) will provide Linux ports if they judge that the userbase is big enough. Which is good news.
The same thing applies to Nokia itself, naturally, and sadly in this case, they do not think there is demand for Ogg Vorbis playback.
So if, like me, you find the product attractive, but have a personal collection of Ogg Vorbis files (or FLAC, which transcodes seamlessly to Vorbis), then this is what you can do:
- E-mail Nokia about it
- Inform outlets that stock the tablet (e.g. Best Buy, CompUSA)
- Sign this pledge and pass it around
All the software for the new device (minus GPS — though perhaps it’s the same software that comes with the GPS kit for N800? Oh, and the ambient light sensor) will run on the N800, so holding back won’t be that painful.