Andrew Barr has unearthed a quite interesting hidden feature on the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet – it has an FM radio chip built-in! The Maemo Repository even has on its certified software folder an app to run it via XTerm (fmradio_1.2.0_armel.deb).
It is unknown yet why Nokia did not create a radio app when the N800 was launched but we can infer that it must either be a time issue or there might be problems with licensing its drivers.
So, when will Canola (pictured above) create an interface for this is seemingly getting
ready, a radio interface already (as seen from Marcelo’s (aka handful) Flickr gallery).
Nokia, any other ‘hidden’ features we don’t know about?
Thanks to Jaffa and Andrew F.
EDIT: Jonathan Greene of atmaspheric | endeavors has already released a video of the FM radio in action: