Friday, April 10, 2009

New Linux based mobile computers from Nokia

According to the one of them is what Nokia used to call Internet Tablet, will have a 4.2” touchscreen and “hidden slide-out keyboard. This Nokia MID is expected to ship in Q4, before Christmas.

Another device, codenamed Nautilus, has a very slim touchscreen design, but still sports slide-out QWERTY keyboard. A sensor is used to extend and withdraw keyboard, the keypad itself is ultrathin and features keys that rise up for easier typing. Nokia Nautilus is expected sometime in 2010.

Nokia is committing very serious resources to the development of it’s own new Linux platform (originating from Maemo but significantly rewritten and much more advanced). It will be launching the new type of mobile devices/computers/communicators based on it later this year.

The new Linux platform and devices most likely will be unveiled in late summer/early fall at a big launch event in Germany.

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