|Nokia N Series N800 Internet Tablet, 256MB, Wi-Fi, 4.1in - Black. Free Shipping.|
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|With the Nokia N800 250 MB Tablet PC, read news, books, magazine, and tabloids, or even email and chat online. This Nokia N800 handheld has 250 MB internal hard disk. The Nokia N800 Tablet features a 4.1-inch, 800X480-pixels resolution, touchscreen display. Flip through pages or hundreds of books’ titles, or email or chat online easily on the Nokia N800 250 MB Tablet PC, running on a 330 MHz processor. This Nokia N800 Tablet has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The Nokia N800 handheld’s Lithium-Ion battery lasts up to three hours of continuous performance. Its built-in webcam makes for video calling, video chatting or even videoconferencing over the internet through a Wi-Fi connection.|
|Family Line||N Series|
|Display Size||4.1in (10.41 cm)|
|Hard Drive Capacity||256 MB|
|Supported File Types|
|Processor Manufacturer||Texas Instruments|
|Processor Speed||400 MHz|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Expandability||MMC Card Slot, MiniSD Card Slot, RS-MMC Slot, SD Card Slot, microSD|
|Width||5.67in (14.4 cm)|
|Depth||0.5in (1.27 cm)|
|Weight||0.45lb (0.204 kg)|
Average review score based on 72 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
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. I personally use mine as a bluetooth keyboard/mouse to control my pc's boxee program (bluemaemo), a sideshow device for vista's media center, an internet radio and an actual FM radio (it has one built-in!), a fully-featured media player through mplayer, a skype phone, and a gaming system through the visualboyadvance gameboy advance emulator or any number of other emulators such as dosbox, scummvm(plays old games such as day of the tentacle), mame, etc. Doom, Quake 1, 2, and 3 have been ported to it, and there's an infinity engine being worked on so you can play bioware games such as baldur's gate on it!
Did i mention flash9 support from the built-in web browser? You can watch youtube-videos in the browser (at a low framerate admittedly) or use another free app called mtube to use mplayer to play them at full screen good framerates.
The unit's wifi connectivity supports a/b/g and at least wpa/wep encryption. If you are out of range of wifi, you can bluetooth-tether the device to a compatible phone for dial-up or data (appropriate plan: sprint doesn't support this at all and you need to hack your phone to turn off nai).
I can't go on enough about this device. I really got my money's worth from this device. Apps such as flipclock make it a staple for my bedstand while i listen to streaming music, and even accept calls on it with skype. Technical users have gotten vonage to work on it!.
Final uses = all your email on this device, and a single program called pidgin gives you full chat support for aim, yahoo, msn, etc.
The unit not only has a start menu equivalent, it has visible task icons in a task bar. Plus there is now a google voice plugin that lets you send and receive sms text messages, FREE!
Physical features include stereo speakers, a full-screen button, a back button, a task button, and a 4-way control with center button, and rocker on top that is usually zoom but sometimes volume (mplayer), and a kickstand with two positions for comfortable watching.
Cons: The browser is not 100% compatible with all websites. I had some issues with facebook however they have a mobile version optimized for touch screens. Sometimes the thumb keyboard loses what you type. The flash support is perfect but s.l.o.w. You're better off downloading youtube videos with mtube instead. Revision 3? Forget it. Block flash altogether and click their download links, otherwise the browser will freeze.
Finally, there are settings you need to adjust a little that you simply can't from the control panel, such as the swap file. The control panel lets you set it to 128mb and this is silly with a 16gb card. You can manually make it bigger. Finally, it would take someone REALLY tech/linux savvy to get the full use of the unit. The internal memory for programs is relatively small and the only way to use a card for program storage is actually run the os off of the card.
Considering how small the cons list is, and the fact they are for the most part minor gripes, this unit is WELL worth the money. I give it a 5 out of 5!
At the time of writing this, the Nokia N800 has been supplanted by the N900. Because of this, I was able to get my used N800 at a very good price. After downloading 2 useful pieces of software from Nokia, (namely the software update and movie converter utilities), I was really able to get the most out of my little table. Maemo.org is a must-visit website, as it is the central hub for the open-source OS this little wonder uses. It's also the place t get 99% of the software you'll ever use with your tablet.
Now, onto the meat of my review:
The Nokia N800 is very good for what it is - a very portable mini-computer & media player. If you're expecting a computing powerhouse, or laptop replacement, you'll need to look elsewhere. This little guy can browse the web, email, play movies, (works best of you use the movie converter I mentioned earlier), play MP3s, check some RSS feeds, get weather updates, or take a quick snapshot or two, (the integrated VGA-resolution camera is ok, but not great).
Since the software is open-source, it's free and there's a wide variety of stuff to find. The downside is that many programs are kinda rough and not quite as full-featured as you might expect from a commercial program. Some of the most useful ones are 'Other Maemo Weather', 'Cairo clock', 'Hometools', and 'RSS Feed Reader'.
The 2 SD card slots, combined with the integrated bluetooth and wireless adapters make for a really fun unit to mess around with. I carry it with me to check the weather, watch a movie, listen to a song, read a quick news story, or hop online for a little bit. It may not be the fastest portable computer out there, but you can get a used one really cheap, and it'll do almost anything you want, if you look hard enough for the software and have some patience.
Mozilla is currently working on a browser for it, which shows a lot of promise, and in some ways, runs faster than the included browser.
The OS that runs on this tablet, called Maemo 4 or OS2007/2008, (depending on if you upgraded it or not), is well put together, but lacks some crucial tools. Anyone buying this tablet should install 'Advanced Backlight' for better control over the screen brightness and volume, 'Load Applet' to provide you with a task manager to kill stuck processes, 'Personal Menu' for a customizable Windows start menu-like interface, and 'USB OTG Plugin' to be able to use the mini-USB port on the side for connecting devices like thumb drives or other such devices, (via a mini USB to regular USB adapter), to the tablet.
The best thing I can say is to get a hold of one of these babies and experiment. Parts are cheap to get - I got the USB adapter, a USB cable, a slip case, and USB charger cable all for about $1 each. An extra battery was gotten for about $4, and the SD cards, (I'm using 2-8GB ones), were about $12 each.
A moderate amount of computing experience is recommended, and just keep in mind that if you mess up, you can just re-image your tablet and start over.
A few final thoughts/pieces of advise that may really help you:
1. To lock the touchscreen and keys, press the power button once, then press the center button on the directional pad. To unlock, do the exact same thing again.
2. To place the tablet info "flash mode", start from an off-state, then press and hold the button w/ the picture of the house on it, then press and hold the power button, until you see the little USB icon appear in the upper right, then release the keys.
If you look at the data on dry stuffing Nokia N800, you have something to think about. Typewriter has a screen with a resolution of 800x480, operating system, which is based on the kernel Linux, as well as Wi-Fi and two slots for memory expansion. Largely similar characteristics in common with popular last line of Sharp Zaurus, representatives of which are often relegated to the ultraportable.
As mentioned above, Nokia N800 - not the first in its class. Finnish company has allocated a separate niche for devices intended mainly for comfortable viewing on mobile WEB-pages and gave them the name of the Internet Tablet (Mobile Internet Devices).
The first member of the class was Nokia 770. The author had the opportunity some time to communicate with this model, and I can say that the impression is still controversial. In a nutshell, they can be described as - the big colorful screen and disastrously short time work.
Nokia N800 is a direct descendant of the Nokia 770 and has the newer version of the same operating system. Stop on the differences in the stuffing of these two plates and we do not consider only the general points concerning the location occupied tablet on the market.
Optimization of the vast opportunities Linux-like systems for Internet browsing may seem strange from the standpoint of the user, but it is quite logical on the part of marketers Nokia. Prefix Internet Tablet and narrow specialization of devices that artificially protect food from direct competition with the classic Pocket PC. And this is arm Finnish concern. Judge for yourself - on the side of a large number of Microsoft-ready software and established long-term contacts with developers, while the number of applications for the Nokia N800 is directly dependent on the efforts of individual people (at least - companies) taken "to rebuild the" well-known Linux-program under a portable OS. In such a situation needed to equip the tablet to the fullest range of software that would make it completely finished product. A powerful browser, mail client, as well as a quick, easy and convenient connection to the Internet, whether it be GPRS-connection through the phone or connection happens through the nearest access point, Wi-Fi - are characteristics that should have been done Nokia N800 interesting to a wider audience.
The target audience are businessmen, which is important for the rapid and full access to the Internet in the most compact unit. Of course, the product has maximum relevance in the technologically developed countries, where there is a very dense cover Wi-Fi networks within the city (Russia, so far, not one of them).
Dimensions Nokia N800 are at the level of the largest modern Pocket PC: 75 × 144 × 13 (/ 18) mm with a mass of 206 grams. The duality of the last of the dimensions due to thickening of the construction in the upper part. Comfortable to wear the device can be either in a bag or large pockets of clothing. In this case, rather big weight of the tablet becomes almost unnoticeable.
Almost the entire front of the display is 4.1 inches diagonal c. On the left is a control unit, consisting of a five-way navigation button and three reciprocally keys (Back, List and return to standby mode).
Working with the navigation unit is convenient if you hold the device with two hands - in this case, the Nokia N800 is a bit like game consoles, as the left thumb falls exactly on the keys.
i decided to buy this because i wanted something to check my mail, browse the web on trips where i didn't want the inconvenience of lugging a laptop around with me.
i do like the touch screen, how portable it is, how easy it is to set up wireless internet over WiFi and Bluetooth to my nextel i335. if you add more repositories there is a decent list of free software to install. you can make voip and video calls easily, draw pictures, type papers, use pidgin to talk to you aim buddies. a 16Gb SDHC card is pretty cheap so it can take the place of your mp3/video player. connect to the internet on your phone and you can stream music as you drive. claws-mail handles my college email accounts and my hotmail through izymail.com. the battery lasts for about 4 hours when in heavy use and when idle will last for days. powering off then on takes more power then simply leaving it on in the first place so boot up time is not an issue.
few things i dislike is that adblock plus still doesn't work even though it's installed, the audio recorder only handles 16bit 8khz wav files so recording CD quality band practices isn't gonna happen until they can handle DSP better. the browser crashes every once and a while, doesn't load videos from myspace.com, won't load mapquest or google maps for directions. you can only install one application at a time then you have to wait for the repositories to reload so if you have a decent sized list then it becomes a very time consuming task of installing new apps. not really a con of the n800 but my phone's BT doesn't support SPP (Serial Port Profile) so i can't get gps directions over bluetooth.
all in all it's a nifty little toy that fits in your picket but still lets you keep up with the remedial tasks you'd use a laptop for and i don't usually leave my house without it now.
The Nokia N800 Internet Tablet was released in January 2007. When demonstrating the Nokia N800’s Internet capabilities, the most common question asked “is it a cellphone?”, in which I respond with a no, confusion and panic ensues. Next thing I know, I’m tied to a stake and the village people are chanting burn the witch, it’s black magic!
The confusion is understandable, since Nokia is best known as a cellphone manufacturer. The Nokia N800 is by no means a replacement for cellphones, rather they were intended to complement them. The Nokia N800 is actually apart of a new breed of gadgets, called Internet appliances, which are designed to perform Internet related task. The term appliance is fitting, like a toaster or blender, these devices serve a single purpose. The Nokia N800’s sole purpose is to provide easy access to Internet related features, such as web browsing, instant messenger, Internet calling, Internet radio, e-mail and so on. Perhaps new isn’t the best way to describe Internet appliances, the concept was first introduced in the 1990’s but never gained traction.
The Internet landscape has changed greatly since the 1990’s, with the advent of online video streaming such as YouTube, Internet radio, social websites, blogs, podcast, web applications, the list just keeps going, there’s just so much more to do online. If the Nokia N800 is able to capitalize on the growth of the Internet by providing an easy way to access most of these Internet features we could have a real winner on our hands.