Conclusion: There's nothing quite like the Nokia N800 (except the Nokia 770. It's a simple, compact yet powerful Internet lifestyle device that's perfect for those who want a desktop-like web browsing experience on the go. The RSS reader, Internet Radio, email client and Google Talk-ready IM application round out the experience for those who live, eat and breath on the Net.
Pros: Fantastic web browser, excellent high resolution touch screen display, acceptable price tag. Dual SD card slots makes for versatile memory expansion. Compact and attractive device. Good multimedia features. Excellent RSS reader. Very good sound through headphones and decent stereo sound through built-in speakers. FM radio is a nice touch and the tablet has good battery life.
Cons: Though cheap compared to UMPCs like the Samsung Q1 , the N800 isn't a trivial purchase. No popular IM client pre-installed other than Google Talk, and takes some techie knowledge to get GAIM (a Linux-based application that supports several popular IM services) working. Without this, the web-cam is a bit ahead of its time. YouTube video playback could use tweaking.
Conclusion: From a personal perspective, my only concern in the real world is where and when I would use this. Having pushmail to my smartphone and laptop/datacard for browsing answers pretty much everything I need – If the Internet Tablet at least offered GPRS/EDGE or 3G connectivity as standard you would not need to find a hotspot and I think it would attract a greater army of fans.
Conclusion: Using the browser and supplied Media Player application, you can stream audio and video from the Internet, including a decent array of Web radio formats. The Media Player also plays audio and video and displays digital images stored in internal flash memory or on an SD card. You can load an SD card with files and stick it in the N800, or transfer files from a PC over the provided USB cable.
Conclusion: A simple question, why does one need an internet tablet? After all you have a laptop, desktop PC, mobile phone with web browsing! So it's even more of a shame that Nokia's new N800 internet tablet is so good, when we can't find a use for it.
Excerpt: While it might not have enough new features to make Nokia 770 owners upgrade, the new Nokia N800 does continue the Internet Tablet tradition well. Check out our quick review of the updates for this great hand-held internet device.