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[aprssig] Nokia announces N810 Internet Tablet with built-in GPS

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Tue Oct 23 08:48:37 UTC 2007

I have a Nokia 6110 "Navigator".  Built in GPS and sat-nav software
(works well, when you put the correct destination details in!)  The
thing as a whole runs the Symbian OS and a Java based front end, plus
all the usual Bluetooth, USB stuff etc, as well as internet access
(tested and working!) via GPRS or 3G and 3.5G, depending on available
signal levels.

Though not a "New" product, there seems precious little publicly
available in the way of any sofware development kits, hints, examples
etc, unlike some other similar (non GPS) phones.  I was originally
looking for a Telnet client to run on it, to remote control some stuff
at home, simple on/off commands etc. 

It'd be nice to have some tracker software running, but I can see the
down sides, if that was available, as no doubt the world and its non ham
population would eventually swamp the IS with posits.

I know what you mean about not having time to play radio.  It's taken me
some 3 months to find the time to fix the HF ant grounding system this
last Saturday, but I've not yet got to shove RF into it all to see if it
works yet...   The phone rang, and plans A..Z went out the window...

As we say round here...  Oh ar... 


Dave G0WBX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Vodall WA7NWP
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 2:10 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Nokia announces N810 Internet Tablet 
> with built-in GPS
> > On the surface, this device appears that it will be a great APRS 
> > platform.  Has anyone played with any of the previous 
> models (N700 or 
> > N800)?
> I never have time to play radio in the ham  shack.   Then last summer
> I had (another) epiphany.   If I don't have time to go to the shack,
> why don't I bring it with me.  So I picked up a N800 with a 
> plan to implement totally existing technology to bring the 
> data and voice and rig control of the ham shack to it.  Then 
> whenever I have net access (local at home or on the Internet 
> at large) I'll be able to do radio.
>  APRS is a small but integral part of this plan as it's the 
> IM and resource-discovery core of Amateur Radio.  Bit by bit 
> I'm putting the pieces together.  Key checkpoints now are 
> getting Bluetooth onto the mobile D700 so I can access it 
> remotely at any time and to hook the home Icom rigs to the 
> net for remote access.
> There's a small Yahoo group setup for Ham Radio on the Nokia 
> Internet Tablets.  The Nokia name for their GUI interface is 
> Hildon so the Yahoo group is HildonHam.
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HildonHam/
> The new 810 is cute but I think the n800 is going to work 
> just fine with an external bluetooth GPS that I can position 
> and power independently.
> FYI - the 800 was down to $300 at Amazon and $230 at buy.com
> 73
> Bill - WA7NWP
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