Boy, was I wrong. Just last week I was gushing over the ASUS Eee PC and now this week I’ve seen the error in my ways. Forget that $400 UMPC, there’s a new and better kid on the block. Meet Nokia N810 Internet Tablet. For just a scant forty bucks more, you get a whole lot more. Check it out:
But wait, there’s more. Here’s the reason that the N810 moved to the head of the class. Its pocket-sized form factor may have you wishing you could run all of your Palm OS apps on the N810. Thank a company called Access for giving you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day present: The Garnet OS virtual machine (VM) enables Nokia N770, N800, and N810 platforms to run lots and lots of Garnet OS (aka Palm OS apps). Running a virtual machine of an entirely different operating system may seem like a tough job for a low-power hand-held tablet , but the svelte Garnet OS VM takes only 3.5Mb of RAM and 1-32Mb of user configurable storage space.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.