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).

CanolaIt 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:


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