Nokia and Popular Science Magazine Announce Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Reader Challenge Designed to Take the Internet to New Places

Feb 14, 2007, 00:00 ET from Nokia

    NEW YORK, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia and Popular Science Magazine are joining forces to create the Popular Science Nokia N800 Reader Challenge, a contest calling for user-developed applications, scripts, services or hardware additions for the new Nokia N800 Internet Tablet. The Linux-based Nokia N800 provides portable Internet access via Wi-Fi or an enabled cell phone with Bluetooth connectivity for Web browsing, email, instant messaging, Internet calling with integrated webcam, RSS feeds, streaming music and much more.     (Logo:     Judges are looking for innovative applications, scripts, services or hardware additions that will appeal to a broad range of users and make the Nokia N800 even more of a must have for those who view the Internet as an essential part of their daily lives. Some ideas for applications include desktop widgets to monitor blog comments, eBay auctions, and other personal online activities or using the Nokia N800 as a city guide or as a remote control for your home security system, temperature control and lighting. Applications can also be server or network based and utilized though the N800 browser, email, chat and other inbuilt applications.     Contest entries may be submitted via email at and will be judged by product experts at Nokia and Popular Science editors. Two winners will be selected and will have the opportunity to showcase their winning innovation in the May or June issue of Popular Science. Winning innovations may have a chance to be integrated into a future version of the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet with the applications named for the challenge winners. The deadline for entry is February 27, 2007 for the May issue and March 29, 2007 for the June issue.     "Exciting, new innovations are constantly developing in the open-source atmosphere and this Reader Challenge gives us an opportunity to spotlight these Web pioneers and bring to life some of their most exciting work," said Ari Jaaksi, Director, Open Source Software of Nokia. "Creating this contest with Popular Science is a natural opportunity for Nokia to continue to encourage an open developer forum for the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet and push the envelope on what can be done with the Internet when it is freed from a fixed location."     "The majority of Popular Science readers are early adopters and DIYers, so this contest is the ultimate way for readers to be a part of the future of open source and internet tablet technology," said Mark Jannot, Editor of Popular Science. "The potential of having an application integrated into the Nokia N800 is an exciting proposition for any person interested in playing a role in developing groundbreaking technology."     Nokia's Internet Operating System, based on desktop Linux technology, was designed specifically with the Internet in mind. The experience is optimized for convenient use of the Web browser, email, messenger and Internet calling as well as consumption of various types of Internet media. The Nokia N800 has also been designed with ease of use in mind with its full screen keyboard and finger usable menus.     Nokia's N800 Internet Tablet is currently available in the United States and worldwide. More information on the device is available at and developer tools for the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet can be found at     For more information on the Popular Science Reader Nokia N800 Challenge, please visit     About Nokia Nseries     Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, whenever and wherever they want.     About Nokia     Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.     About Popular Science     Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world's largest science and technology magazine, with a circulation of 1.3 million and a readership of 6.9 million. Each month, Popular Science delivers "The Future Now," reporting on the intersection of science and everyday life with an eye toward what's new and why it matters. Our readers believe that the future is going to be better, and Popular Science gives them the tools and information to improve their technology and their world. The winner of the 2004 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, Popular Science is published by Time4 Media, the world's leading publisher of enthusiast magazines.     Media Enquiries:     Nokia Americas     Media Relations     +1 972-894-4573      Kendra Romagnola     Popular Science     212-779-5172