Internet devices seem to be the next cool stocking stuffer this Christmas. Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch seem to have revived this segment of the mobile devices industry. Nokia, who was the first one to come out with a Linux-based Internet Tablet (N770), releases their new version, N810.
Since I have not had the privilege of getting my hands on one yet, here's what Linuxinsider.com says about it,
Though not a phone, the device supports Bluetooth headsets and can make Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls via online services such as Skype . It can connect to the Internet over WiFi or to a mobile phone through a Bluetooth connection. It will be available beginning in mid-November with a retail price of US$479.
The Nokia N810 is powered by Maemo Linux-based OS2008 and contains a Mozilla-based browser with Ajax and Adobe (Nasdaq:) Flash 9 and Bluetooth headset support as well as enhanced video and audio features. It has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and built-in global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver with pre-loaded mapping software.
This does not compete directly with the iPhone but it does eat up the market share of the iPod Touch.