Nokia Internet tablet

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Nokia Internet Tablets is the name given to a range of Nokia mobile Internet appliances products. These tablets fall in the range between a personal digital assistant (PDA) and an Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC), and slightly below Intel's Mobile Internet device (MID).[1]

Early trials and predecessors[edit]

Nokia had plans for an Internet tablet since before 2000. An early model was test manufactured in 2001, the Nokia M510, which was running on EPOC and featuring an Opera browser, speakers and a 10-inch 800x600 screen, but it was not released because of fears that the market was not ready for it.[2] The M510 was first leaked to the public in 2014.[3]

Prior to the introduction of Nokia's Internet tablets, Nokia unveiled two "media devices" in 2003-04 which were mobile phones but had a form factor similar to the Internet tablets that followed them. The first of this type of device was the Nokia 7700 which was intended for mass production[4] but ended up being canned in favor of the Nokia 7710 which had a slightly more traditional form-factor and better specs.


Nokia Internet Tablets run the Debian Linux-based Maemo, which draws much of its GUI, frameworks, and libraries from the GNOME project. It uses the embedded-targeted Matchbox as its window manager and uses Hildon, a lightweight GTK-based toolkit designed for handheld devices, as its GUI and application framework.

Alternative distributions[edit]

Maemo can be replaced entirely by a number of other Linux distributions.

  • NITdroid is a port of Google's Android.[5]
  • Ubuntu has been ported.[6]
  • Mer is a new distribution created by combining Ubuntu with the open source packages from Maemo.[7]
  • Gentoo an unofficial port of Gentoo Linux is available.[8][9]


Model Processor Memory (RAM) Storage (flash) Display Operating system version Connectivity Memory card Power Weight, dimensions Retail availability
770 ARM TI OMAP1710 (252 MHz) 64 MB 128 MB 800 x 480 (16-bit) OS2005/6, OS2007/8HE MiniUSB, 802.11g, Bluetooth 1.2 1 RS-MMC slot II BP-5L Li-Po 1500 mAh 230 g, 141x79x19 mm November 2005
N800 ARM TI OMAP2420 (400 MHz) (originally under-clocked to (330 MHz) in OS2007) 128 MB 256 MB 800 x 480 (16-bit) OS2007/8 MiniUSB OTG, 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 2 x SD slots with SDHC BP-5L Li-Po 1500 mAh 206 g, 144x75x13(/18) mm January 2007
N810 ARM TI OMAP2420 (400 MHz) 128 MB 256 MB + 2 GB internal 800 x 480 (16-bit) OS2008 MicroUSB OTG, 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 1 x MiniSD slot with SDHC BP-4L Li-Po 1500 mAh 226 g, 128x72x14 mm October 2007
N810 WiMAX Edition ARM TI OMAP2420 (400 MHz) 128 MB 256 MB + 2 GB internal 800 x 480 (16-bit) OS2008 MicroUSB OTG, 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0, WiMAX 1 x MiniSD slot with SDHC BP-4L Li-Po 1500 mAh 229 g, 128x72x16 mm April 2008
N900 (not marketed as an Internet Tablet)[10] ARM TI OMAP3430 (600 MHz) 256 MB 256 MB + 32 GB internal 800 x 480 (16-bit) Maemo 5 MicroUSB, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, AV connector 3.5 mm, TV-out, FM transmitter, GPS 1 x microSD slot with SDHC BL-5J 1320 mAh 181 g, 110.9×59.8×18 mm November 2009[11]
N9 and N950 (neither marketed as an Internet Tablet) ARM TI OMAP 3630 (1 GHz) 1 GB (mobile DDR) 512 MB internal + 16 or 64 GB on board "Clear Black" AMOLED 854 × 480 px (FWVGA), 3.9" (99.1 mm), 16.7 m colors (24 bits)[12] MeeGo 1.2 "Harmattan"[12] NFC, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, MicroUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Micro SIM card, AV connector 3.5 mm no memory card slot BV-5JW 1450 mAh Li-Ion battery (removable by service) 135 g,
116.45x61.2x12.1 mm
September 2011

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nokia N-series Archived 30 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Nokia's dirty secret: The untold story of a production-ready tablet from 2001". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 16 April 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Nokia's 7700 'media device' – first shot in the PDA wars?". Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  5. ^ "NITdroidAndroid operating system for Nokia Internet Tablets (NITs)".
  6. ^ "Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) for the Nokia Internet Tablets".
  7. ^ "Mer - An open, community-led, Linux distribution for mobile devices".
  8. ^ "Gentoo on N8X0".
  9. ^ "Installing/Running Gentoo on the Nokia N810".
  10. ^ Nokia leaving Maemo's tablet roots behind with N900 phone
  11. ^ Nokia Press Release, N900 is now available to US consumers, 18 November 2009
  12. ^ a b "Nokia Europe > Nokia N9 Specifications". Nokia Corporation. Retrieved 21 June 2011.

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