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 ..
first was the pager,then cell phone,and laptop, now the N800
9 September 2012
Excerpt: can't wait for the N810 ...hopefully they'll make N900,then N910 .., the next revolution in communication beside laptop and cell phones. Keep it in your pocket, discreet device unlike a fancy laptop. The best part is that you can take this device anywhere with wifi technologies to connect. I am sure more and more wifi hotspot will be available on a wider coverage in the following years or so.
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.
Excerpt: Sturdy an powerfull, for a 2007 product. Now battery does not last and there are not many updates. Of course it runs over Maemo Diablo OS, a Debian Linux Derivative optimized for touch operation. Very nice product, but lacks a decent webcam. It have "2" slots for standard SD or SDHC cards.
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: The Nokia n800 takes a little getting used to, but has a lot of flexibility and is a great handheld computer. Really great for streaming internet radio and checking email. Check out the Maemo user site for best apps.
Summary: This unit does it all: touch or stylus input (with two differently sized on-screen keyboards), free applications from an "app store" (maemo.org), flash 9 support, supports up to 64 gb of storage (in two internal cards) and an installable driver lets the usb port connect to external usb devices such as keyboard or hard-drive. Make no mistake: This is a fully functional computer in your pocket.
Summary: I Purchased the n800 about a month ago and I could not be happier with it. It does everything I bought it for and more. Email, Surfing the web, listening to music, watching a movie, playing games and more. I was very pleased at how strong the wifi is. I am able to pick up signals my laptop can't even see. I also liked how easy it was to connect to the web with my Motorola razor cell phone.