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Markus Siurumaa, field test leader
Home Team
Oulu, Finland
The N810 got its start here as an idea born out of market research and brainstorming. Months later the gadget landed back in Finland, where teams assembled its innards - circuitry and other electronic components - and put it through rigorous tests before sending it out to stores around the world.

Just don't call the N810 a "phone" around the Finns. The device - which doesn't work on traditional voice cellular networks but on data standards Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and, in some models, WiMax broadband networks - is more like a pocket computer than a mobile phone.

Last updated May 19 2008: 2:47 PM ET