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Are you one of those people who has a thing for pens?  You know who you are, you’re the one with the Levenger catalogue on your coffee table and you choose your daily pen based on the outfit you’re wearing.  If you fit that description AND […]

Nokia_digital_penAre you one of those people who has a thing for pens?  You know who you are, you’re the one with the Levenger catalogue on your coffee table and you choose your daily pen based on the outfit you’re wearing.  If you fit that description AND you love gadgets then you’re about to be in heaven.  Nokia has released an ink pen, the SU-1B, that captures what you ink digitally into memory for uploading to a PC or certain Nokia phones.  The Nokia Digital Pen sports both USB and Bluetooth connectivity to get those notes to your device.  How can you pass us a pen with BLUETOOTH?  You have to use special paper (included) to capture your digital notes which means refills from Nokia but it’s a BLUETOOTH PEN!

  • Wireless connection to compatible phones using Bluetooth technology
  • Send your personalized note or drawing via MMS to a compatible device
  • Store your personal notes on a compatible PC
  • Supports the use of open services provided by third parties, e.g. application forms 
  1. Reading through the FAQ on Nokia’s Digital Pen webpages, it looks like this has been out for about 3 years (at least they say it was to have been out by Q4 2003), and the Bluetooth connectivity is only for phones, you have to connect to a PC by USB cable to transfer images from the pen. Not really too much different from the Cross CrossPad tablet from a few years ago (but you could write on normal paper and the ink was stored in the CrossPad tablet), the fine print always seems to burst the balloon…

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  2. Yes, the devil is always in the details. It doesn’t say if it is compatible with the E62 (E61) seems that should have been off the bat since business users would probably be the early adopters.
    And with Nokia, if it doesn’t say explicitly, then it probably aint going to happen.

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  3. Why not bluetooth or wireless Wacom pens? Screw the stupid USB tablet, get me a wireless pen that can draw to the screen and I will be very happy.
    -Bobby

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