Nokia Z500 is the tablet which has been a mystery since its announcement to launch. Nokia Ovi store long time back had published that it would launch Nokia Z500 tablet into the market but till date the maze to the tablet still has not been solved. With the announcement of Apple’s iPad the world roared to joy on getting the latest technology in hand.
First let us make clear Nokia is not new in the Tablet market , it’s first mini tablet was launched in November 2005 which later on converged to N800 followed by N810 complete with keyboard , GPS and in a particular model WiMax. Where Nokia lacks in front of it’ competitors especially the iPad is in terms of Apps . Nokia is betting upon it’s QT platform that it will enable developers to make Applications for a ‘Nokia’ device and be able to sell it for both Symbian phones and MeeGo based devices from tablets to car infotainment systems etc.
Nokia Z500, the name was accidentally published in Nokia’s very own Ovi Store. An infamous Russian journalist Eldar Murtazin had confirmed that the product does exist. The Finnish firm is still in a dilemma that whether they should bring out the product or not. They are aware that the tablet market has officially taken off and after Apple its Samsung which has come into the market. There are an increasing number of operators who are signing on board to offer the product to its consumers. There is an increase in the competitors. Samsung with Galaxy Tab has tried to enter the spotlight. The reviews are mixed as Google themselves is saying that Android is not functional enough for tablet form devices.
With the Z500 , a possible 7 – 9 inch tablet , Nokia has to ensure that all the bugs are ironed out before the launch as the market is unforgiving , one glitch and everyone will be after Nokia with their Apple pick axes. Nokia has to ensure the device has a good responsive touch screen . Nokia has made major progress in their touch technology on N8 and should play on that for the Z500. MeeGo is the next OS for mobile phones which is under construction, so efforts should be up on the OS rather than just launching a new product which already has a structured market.
The device should have
* a good camera , using a Carl Zeiss lens will be a good bet with minimum 5 MP resolution.
* A front camera for Video Chat
* Support for various IM and Internet Telephony applications
* DiVX and MKv Video codecs
* At least 32GB of built-in memory with SD Card options
* On Screen Haptic Keyboard
* Connectivity support for Penta Band Cellular , WiFi N , BT 3.0 , maybe WiFi Direct.
* A dual core ARM processor preferable the Cortex – A9 running at 2GHZ on Dual Core.
Last but not the least we want Z500 to cost less than $500.