Summary: Nokia just recently gave the software platform (maemo linux) entirely to the maemo communtiy. A 1st entirely. The community maintains, enhances, and writes software for everyone. I've been using mine for the last 5 yrs...and personally have 3 n800s, 3 n810s, and 1 n900. Fabulous devices all. The physic of them all is great. the practicality, the rugged abuse they take, what they can do...all fabulous. A ton of software is available...everything from multimedia ..
Excerpt: I found this product on sale with an on-line retailer. I so love gadgets and figured if it at least was good for keeping up with my emails it would be worth the $200. Well, to my surprise, this little device has become a constant companion. Though ti's main function is for email and web-surfing, I find it great for note-taking (I've purchased a blue-tooth keyboard) and writing.
Excerpt: The Nokia N800 is a handheld tablet PC. I say this because at first glance it looks like an overgrown iPhone. Anywhere there is a wi-fi connection, the Nokia N800 can access the internet. By using a stylus on the touch screen, you can enter text (by using a keyboard displayed on the touch screen), send e-mail and surf. Depending on how good your eyes are, you may want to use the zoom feature to enlarge something on the screen.
Summary: After initially struggling with it (almost to the point of return) I found a great use for it. If you got Rhapsody or plan to have it, it comes preloaded on it, so you just sign in. It's a classic antique with great functions as a remote control --rather elegant-- which makes me keep it.
Summary: This little tablet from Nokia is truly a remarkable piece of work. Its compact size allows you to take it anywhere, in a purse or briefcase (a little too big for pants pocket). It's perfect for surfing the Web, sending emails, making phone calls via a tethered cell phone or with Skype, listening to music, watching videos and playing games. It even has a still/video camera for pictures or videos, or even video-conferencing.
Summary: Likes: 1) functional web tablet. 2) price is right. 3) good browser, I switch from default to Opera Mobile. 4) fm radio, rss reader, audio recorder, mp3 player, video player..and a lot more! 5) Linux base open system, be sure to upgrade to 2008 os for full speed. 6) portable and slim. 7) user replacement battery! 8) two memory slots. 9) very responsive touch screen, and very clear screen except right side lighting effect. Dislikes: 1) battery life is just ok not great.
Summary: I bought the Nokia N800 for portable internet by way of WIFI. It came already upgraded to OS 2008. I like to check my Facebook and two websites that I am an administrator. I have the weather app also that is on the home screen for instant weather checking. Small in size to fit in my work uniform pocket.
Summary: Nokia seems to have stopped supporting Internet Tablet OS 2008. I dont see many apps available for it. Even fring is not available. When I tried to install it, it asked me for some C++ libraries. Too bad it doesnt have keyboard. Too bad it doesnt have a map application or GPS or even 3G radio. Battery life sucks a little. But I think it has good multitasking. Overall decent product.