China Telecom develop first 3G Maemo tablet not made by Nokia

Published by Tzer2 at 20:10 UTC, September 4th 2009

Maemo is mostly an open source platform and that means that anyone can use most of it on their own products, which means Maemo isn't just restricted to Nokia products. As part of a product range called Optima, China Telecom has developed a pocket computer with integrated 3G (CDMA2000 so it won't work in Europe or America) and Wi-Fi with a 4.3 inch screen and 2600 mAh battery. The specs sound good but compatibility issues not to say language issues mean that it almost certainly won't be available outside China. Video and images below.

The Optima was first mentioned on talk.maemo.org in mid-July, and a video of it in action was spotted very recently. You can see the video embedded below (don't pay attention to the mention of Android, that appears to be an error by the interviewer, as far as we can tell this is a Maemo device):

 

Here are a couple of HD stills from the video in case your bandwidth is restricted:

Optima desktop screen

Optima box specs

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