Nokia announced the N810, the latest Wi-Fi-equipped tablet PC: The tablet will ship in November in the US for $479. The Linux-based device allows third-party software, including now Wi-Fi hotspot management and hotspot network software from Devicescape and Boingo announced in the last week, but mysteriously (until now) not available on tablet systems until November. The tablet can be connected over Bluetooth to a cell phone for cell data connectivity. The N810 includes Skype, a camera, and a GPS with maps.
Colorado Springs, Colo., buys downtown Wi-Fi network for $10: The city purchased about 40 nodes from SkyTel Corp. which had decided its trial of a Wi-Fi network didn't attract enough paying users. It was apparently cheaper to sell the equipment than to unmount it. The city assumes a utility pole lease, too. This article says that Colorado cities can't resell public access, so the city will use it to test public safety and municipal applications.