According to an unconfirmed report that surfaced this week, Nokia plans to release later this year a device will apparently be the replacement for the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet.
This model will apparently have the similar design as its predecessor, including a slide-out keyboard and a 4.2-inch touchscreen.
More Details on the Nokia RX-51
Nokia has been releasing details for some time about Maemo 5, the next major update to the open source-based operating system that is used on Nokia’s tablet devices.
One of the major changes is a switch to a new processor, TI OMAP 3. This will bring cellular-wireless connectivity to this product line for the first time.
In addition, developers looking through the source code for Maemo 5 have been able to find some indications of what hardware will be on the next device, which is being called the RX-51.
This includes references to an 800-by-480-pixel display, the same resolution used by all previous Internet Tablets.
The upcoming model will also apparently have two cameras, one front-facing for video conferencing.
In addition to its cellular-wireless capabilities, the the RX-51 will supposedly have Wi-Fi (b/g), Bluetooth, and an FM transmitter, allowing it to play music through a nearby radio.
Other features suggested by the Maemo 5 code include GPS, an accelerometer, and TV-Out,
Coming for Christmas
Nokia’s next Internet Tablet is supposedly set for release in the fourth quarter of this year, before the holiday shopping season.
There is no word yet on pricing, or if this model will be sold through wireless carriers or directly to the public.