Nokia has committed to releasing an Internet Tablet with the 4G standard WiMax, but so far has declined to give any details on this upcoming model. However, thanks to a slip-up by a national retailer, the world may have its first glimpse of this device.
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A sales flier released this week by Best Buy shows a collection of smartphones from Nokia, and on this is a device labeled the N830 Internet Tablet.
UPDATE 1: This flier now appears on Best Buy’s web site, where it’s possible to zoom in on the device shown. This makes it clear that this is an advertisement for the N810 in a new color scheme (see image at left).
Update 2: It now appears that the original report was correct, and Best Buy has changed the image that appears on its web site. Copies of the image made before this change (see here) clearly show that this device is labeled "Nokia N830".
The product shown in the flier has a black and sliver casing, distinctly different from the currently available N810’s grey and silver one.
When Nokia will release the Internet Tablet with WiMax that it has promised is not yet known. However, unconfirmed reports indicate this will be in the next few months, likely tied to the introduction of Sprint’s Xohm WiMax network.
Thanks to IntoMobile for the image.