Skype Calls on Nokia

by admin January 9, 2007 at 2:38 pm

Skype and Nokia are teaming up to bring VoIP to tablet computers.

The N800 is a successor to the company’s N770 Internet tablet and adds a full onscreen finger keyboard, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections and an integrated Web camera.

The N800 tablet computer will be loaded with software from Skype, in the first partnership deal between the two companies. While the N800 isn’t a cell phone, the Skype software allows free calling if the users is in a Wi-Fi zone. The unit includes a microphone and speaker.

The N800 also includes Navicore Internet navigation software and the RealNetworks’ Rhapsody music service. The announcements were made today at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas this week.

Priced at $399, the N800 software uses the Linux operating system. Nokia’s Maemo development platform, launched in 2005, is designed to help open source developers create applications for Nokia’s tablet computers.

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