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.
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.
Summary: This internet tablet has so many uses. But best of all it makes a great ebook reader. Just down load the FBreader and search for free books on the internet. (I usually copy and paste plain text books to a note pad program.) No page turning just touch the screen. No light needed. Make the fonts any size. Turn the page any direction. If you fall asleep it put's it self to sleep. You can also down load audio books and listen to them from many internet libraries.