Nokia is not dead (yet?), but their phones are. The company's latest attempt to be popular again is the Nokia N1, an new Android tablet announced a few months back. The good news is Nokia delivered a very good tablet at a very competitive price. The bad news? We still don't know if it's coming to the US.
Americans tend to talk a lot about the Space Race and how we made it to the Moon and we were first and no one else was second because we are the best. It's put into context by the fact that the Soviet satellite Sputnik was the first in space, but by the time we get around to discussing the moon landings no one…
I look at the Soviet plans to go to the Moon and I wonder if they secretly contracted the Marx Brothers to design it. I guess it's easy to say that with hindsight—look at the Apollo program—but couldn't they really see that this was not a very smart option?
We're getting reports that some Nexus One owners have received an over-the-air Froyo update (Build FRF85B) through AT&T. Have any of you received yours? [Thanks, Steve!]
The Nexus One's hardware supports wireless N networks. The phone's software, well, sort of. But! Super-fast Wi-Fi may hit the Nexus one in the next Android update—and if you're feeling adventurous, you can have it sooner.
Belkin's latest N1 series router, the N1 Vision, isn't just hands-down the smokiest 802.11n draft 2.0 router we've seen—it tries to one-up everyone else with a built-in LCD screen that displays info ranging from a bandwidth speedometer to the number of neighbors leeching your internet. At $200, the sexiness doesn't…
When we first reported on Belkin's N1 802.11n pre-release router, we didn't know much. Know we know that's it's pretty cool and can pump out a steady HD video stream—plus a lot more—at a nice range and acceptable throughput.