The release of a firmware update for the Nokia N82 is in itself is not of any great interest.
It offers no new features, just correcting some bugs. However it does provide proof of a key technology working with real users.
Although users have had the opportunity of updating their own handsets without returning them to a service centre, remember the horror of the 7110, flash updates deletes all their personal information.
This is no longer the case for the N82 as the blogs are reporting successful updates without having to backup (though I still would!). It’s a real step forward.