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Nokia N800 Internet Tablet - £249.00 Delivered.

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9y, 6m agoFound 9 years, 6 months ago
Took delivery of my Nokia yesterday and its one cool bit of kit.

I wanted something to use in WIFI hot spots, airports and hotels etc, the last two hotels I stayed in abroad had free WIFI in the rooms.

This is an excellent price for a N800.

There was another thread on the older 770 where people wrongly thought this was a phone, its not! Its an internet Tablet that connects to the internet by WIFI or Bluetooth via a mobile phone

Manufacturer's Description
High resolution widescreen display elegant design, stereo speakers, web camera and integrated desk stand. Internet Tablet OS 2007: Browser, internet calling with web camera, instant messaging, email, media player, RSS news reader, internet radio.

Box Contents

Nokia N800 Internet Tablet (RX-34)
Extra stylus
Battery (BP-5L)
128MB MiniSD card with extender (MU-17)
Stereo headset (HS-48)
Travel charger (AC-4)
Pouch (CP-136)
Data cable (DKE-2)
Quick start guide
Safety, warranty, and other product information
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#1
Would personally rather have an xda exec.
#2
As its a full 800x480 pixel display it will give you full internet pages, I have tried PDA's and this is 100 times better

Check this:
http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=12725

http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/n800.ars

This also comes with the new firmware correcting earlier problems and adding FM radio and Camera.

This was the best review i found with lots of Utube video of the device in use:

http://spicygadget.com/2007/02/04/nokia-n800-internet-tablet-review/
#3
xda exec has 640 x 480 display so 4 times more detail that standard pdas. It has a proper keyboard on it so you can type pretty fast with it. It runs windows mobile 5 and there are thousands of programs for it. It takes standard sd cards so is very compatible. Works as a 3g phone so you can make calls, video calls, take photos, browse the internet wherever you are using 3g signal.
#4
This scores over a 640x480 screen, with its full width 800x480 screen you have no scrolling around, it has 2 x SD slots and also does all of the above except make a mobile phone call, thats what my mobile phone is for.

The main reason for my purchase as I said above was to be able to use free WIFI spots rather than expensive mobile phone connections and god only knows how expensive that would be from abroad.

Having driven around with it yesterday I was amazed how many unsecure WIFI connections it was picking up, the range of the WIFI was amazing (not saying I connected to any, that would not be right ;-) ).
#5
kudos1uk
This scores over a 640x480 screen, with its full width 800x480 screen you have no scrolling around, it has 2 x SD slots and also does all of the above except make a mobile phone call, thats what my mobile phone is for.

The main reason for my purchase as I said above was to be able to use free WIFI spots rather than expensive mobile phone connections and god only knows how expensive that would be from abroad.

Having driven around with it yesterday I was amazed how many unsecure WIFI connections it was picking up, the range of the WIFI was amazing (not saying I connected to any, that would not be right ;-) ).



Fair enough. The xda exec does wifi too so you could use that when you can, but then use the 3g when not near a wifi network. You're right, it's very expensive abroad so I wouldn't use it there!
#6
I'm sure this is one hell of a great gadget, however how would it compare to say the Archos 604 wifi? This has a 30gb HD and can play video and mp3 files as well as record from a tv source and browse the web. All for the same amount of cash (less as they are brining out a new version soon) and it has a very good screen. Plus it is touch screen, is the nokia?
#7
Its very much touch screen, take a look at the links in post three. You can use the stylus and a small keypad appears or touch the screen with you finger and a large finger pad appears.

Lots of devices can get you on line via WIFI but what you get from this for the cost is fantastic. You need to see the links on post 3 and you will see there is no comparison.
#8
kudos1uk
you will see there is no comparison.



Apart from the xda exec!
#9
kudos1uk


Lots of devices can get you on line via WIFI but what you get from this for the cost is fantastic. You need to see the links on post 3 and you will see there is no comparison.


I think I will wait a few weeks and get the new 5th gen Archos. This looks an amazing device but I travel a lot and the new 5th gen archos can give me wifi, voip, youtube along with mp3 and video on its large HD.

How does the nokia handle flash? Can you log on to yahoo/bt mail? Does it come with an outlook style mail application and can you get applications for it?
#10
The Nokia N800 is an awesome bit of kit, for what it is.

...and you don't have to put up with the steaming pile of dung that is Windows Mobile (unless you need Pocket Office for work). You can get a decent mobile phone for phoney type stuff, and this is an excellent companion and stand-alone device.

However this is the year of mobile companions it seems, and there will be strong downward pricing pressure later this year from ASUS's Eee PC. Of course Nokia have been in this market for a couple of years now so their systems are quite advanced.
#11
For some reason I really fancy one of these - but I can't think of reason I would use it!:thinking:

If you went for a t-mobile package and added their unlimited web and walk plus - you could surf the web pretty much anywhere for £12.50 a month + the std call package. :)
#12
[QUOTE=Emeye]For some reason I really fancy one of these - but I can't think of reason I would use it!:thinking:

QUOTE]

That's true of almost every gadget I buy, the fun part is coming up with a reason to own it once you've bought it.
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The Wikipedia entry for the device suggests that it can run an email client called Claws Mail that looks very Outlook like. It runs the Opera web browser, so it's far far better than Pocket IE in that respect.

As it runs Linux, there are a lot of applications available for it, it isn't a closed platform. The downside is the 'new design' 1999-esque maemo.org website that makes it really difficult to browse these applications, or actually find out anything at all about maemo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N800
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claws_Mail
#14
JeeBeePSB
The Wikipedia entry for the device suggests that it can run an email client called Claws Mail that looks very Outlook like. It runs the Opera web browser, so it's far far better than Pocket IE in that respect.

As it runs Linux, there are a lot of applications available for it, it isn't a closed platform. The downside is the 'new design' 1999-esque maemo.org website that makes it really difficult to browse these applications, or actually find out anything at all about maemo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N800
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claws_Mail


It has an email client already on it so you can send and receive emails without webmail if you want its also about to get skype.

Why have people voted Cold, don't get it?
#15
Its a nice bit of kit this.

If you can afford the N95 though go with that...... I did :)
#16
Benjimoron
xda exec has 640 x 480 display so 4 times more detail that standard pdas. It has a proper keyboard on it so you can type pretty fast with it. It runs windows mobile 5 and there are thousands of programs for it. It takes standard sd cards so is very compatible. Works as a 3g phone so you can make calls, video calls, take photos, browse the internet wherever you are using 3g signal.


Blimey, not only are execs rather old now, they're like carrying a brick! The screens regularly break and the keyboard is a mess. Awful. I have a HP Ipaq and I'd take that any day over an XDA!
#18
KittyKate
Blimey, not only are execs rather old now, they're like carrying a brick! The screens regularly break and the keyboard is a mess. Awful. I have a HP Ipaq and I'd take that any day over an XDA!


Fair enough, I've had mine for about a year now and although it's a little on the big side it's much easier than carrying a laptop, I have an ipaq too but there is SOOO much more functionality in the xda exec it's unbelievable! The screen is still fine and fairly well protected as the keyboard closes over it whereas my ipaq and I believe this nokia would get sctratched much easier. The keyboard is SOOO much better than using a touch screen, you can't use a touch screen like you can a real keyboard, you can't feel the keys so you have to look at the keyboard when you type. I am quite fast at typing and like to look at the screen and use a keyboard I can feel. Maybe it's just a personal opinion but I think that a good typist can type much faster on the exec's keyboard than one of these touch screens!
#19
i posted a comment yest but not sure if it did'nt work

anyhoo; anyone interested in one of these (must admit i am myself) check out a site called (can i post the name mods??) mobiles4everyone.
there's a deal with sim (to go into your phone obv) on 12mth voda contract with 8mths free working out at £140 canna recall the mins / txt bundle??; but that price depends on getting all your line refunds!!
just a thought

i'd jump on this if i were'nt paying through the nose for my N95 12mth deal!!


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#20
Benjimoron
Would personally rather have an xda exec.
totally different products
#21
dc2447
totally different products


What does this do that the xda doesn't? Apart from a very slightly higher res screen but that's partly because it's widescreen.
#22
Benjimoron
What does this do that the xda doesn't? Apart from a very slightly higher res screen but that's partly because it's widescreen.


One is a smart phone and the other is an internet tablet
#23
dc2447
One is a smart phone and the other is an internet tablet


That doesn't really answer my question does it? The question was what does this do that the xda doesn't?

And to correct you the xda exec is a pda, not a smartphone. A smartphone is far less powerful and generally has just a handful of programs that run on it whereas the xda exec runs windows mobile 5 and therefore has a very extensive range of programs available for it.
#24
Benjimoron
That doesn't really answer my question does it? The question was what does this do that the xda doesn't?

And to correct you the xda exec is a pda, not a smartphone. A smartphone is far less powerful and generally has just a handful of programs that run on it whereas the xda exec runs windows mobile 5 and therefore has a very extensive range of programs available for it.



LOL - clueless

Windows mobile is alright - but Linux it ain't
#25
dc2447
LOL - clueless

Windows mobile is alright - but Linux it ain't


This is just going to turn into a stupid argument so I'll stop here. If you would like to tell me something that the nokia does that the xda doesn't then I'd be happy to debate the differences with you.

Telling everyone I'm clueless doesn't really help anyone does it? I'm trying to help people make an informed decision about the product they buy.

I believe the xda is better as it has a real keyboard allowing you to type at a much faster speed and with much better accuracy. It has phone capabilites too so you don't need to carry around a phone too. It can browse the web anywhere you can get a mobile phone signal or wifi, where as without adding a 3g bluetooth phone the nokia only allows surfing of the net whilst near wifi.

Whether Linux or windows mobile is better is another matter, it's more of a case of personal opinion. Personally I feel better with windows mobile and all of the programs that work with it.
#26
Benjimoron
This is just going to turn into a stupid argument so I'll stop here. If you would like to tell me something that the nokia does that the xda doesn't then I'd be happy to debate the differences with you.

Telling everyone I'm clueless doesn't really help anyone does it? I'm trying to help people make an informed decision about the product they buy.

I believe the xda is better as it has a real keyboard allowing you to type at a much faster speed and with much better accuracy. It has phone capabilites too so you don't need to carry around a phone too. It can browse the web anywhere you can get a mobile phone signal or wifi, where as without adding a 3g bluetooth phone the nokia only allows surfing of the net whilst near wifi.

Whether Linux or windows mobile is better is another matter, it's more of a case of personal opinion. Personally I feel better with windows mobile and all of the programs that work with it.


I'm not saying a windows smartphone is better than a Nokia internet tablet.

You are comparing apples and oranges.
#27
dc2447
I'm not saying a windows smartphone is better than a Nokia internet tablet.

You are comparing apples and oranges.


This is just silly.

Where did I say that you were saying that a windows smartphone is better than a nokia internet tablet? Answer - I didn't. You said that the xda was a smartphone, I corrected you.

I am not comparing apples and oranges, both products are designed to surf the internet. Two of my three reasons for why the xda is better were about how well the product allows you to surf the net. The other reason was that a phone is built in which is a useful extra.
#28
I have a xda mini s and find that it does everything i need it too.

mobile/wifi/touch screen/sliding keyboard/ in a small package.

The tablet looks a good buy though if you do not require phone features.
#29
Where did I say that you were saying that a windows smartphone is better than a nokia internet tablet?

Would personally rather have an xda exec.

You said that the xda was a smartphone, I corrected you.

The xda is a smartphone as are all devices running windows mobile. I have one myself, another HTC device.

I won't post again on this thread which you have ruined with your entranced ill informed opinions of a device you not only never used but lack even a basic understanding of what it does.
#30
dc2447
The xda is a smartphone as are all devices running windows mobile. I have one myself, another HTC device.

I won't post again on this thread which you have ruined with your entranced ill informed opinions of a device you not only never used but lack even a basic understanding of what it does.




"There is a logic to the addition of the Xda Exec to the range in that it brings 3G into the mix and updates the operating system to Windows Mobile 5, but there’s also a big surprise in that the hardware accommodates a large (well, large for a PDA) keyboard and a Tablet PC style mode of operation."

The xda is a pda, FACT.

You didn't answer my question, "Where did I say that you were saying that a windows smartphone is better than a nokia internet tablet?" You just quoted more things that I have said but I never said that you said that a windows smartphone is better than a nokia internet tablet.

If this had been a better device it would've got a better heat rating than 23 degrees. EDIT - It's down to 11 degrees now!
#31
releaseyourself
I have a xda mini s and find that it does everything i need it too.

mobile/wifi/touch screen/sliding keyboard/ in a small package.

The tablet looks a good buy though if you do not require phone features.


Yes, this device is ok, but like you say it lacks a phone. Also lacks a proper keyboard and 3g capabilities meaning you can only get internet where there is unprotected wifi (or wifi you are allowed to access). Whereas with the xda you can get internet almost anywhere and you can still do wifi exactly the same too!
#32
Can I ask then, if you get one of these can you just set it up to work in any wi-fi hotspot, free or not, without needing an actual ISP? Is there a link to anywhere that would explain to a dummy about how wireless on-the-go internet works? I'm keen to get one of these or even a cheap laptop to use when I'm on holiday (I only stay within the UK) so I can keep in touch with the internet without needing internet cafes etc. but I am confused about how it works. Thanks for any help in advance.
#33
Yes, it should work on any wifi network that you have access to - either by it being free, or you buying access. You should also be able to connect by using your bluetooth enabled phone as a modem, if your phone package has data enabled.

Dunno why there has been a massive argument in this thread. This is not a phone, it's an internet tablet based around a solid platform (Linux + Maemo) that runs desktop class applications on a reasonably decent sized screen. But it is a young platform that requires a bit more geekery than an out-of-the-box experience like the iPhone will bring to the table, or that Windows Mobile now offers albeit with cut-down applications.
#34
Benjimoron
Yes, this device is ok, but like you say it lacks a phone. Also lacks a proper keyboard and 3g capabilities meaning you can only get internet where there is unprotected wifi (or wifi you are allowed to access). Whereas with the xda you can get internet almost anywhere and you can still do wifi exactly the same too!


It has a bluetooth to connect into your mobile which is much better than having it all in one unit, so if you want 3g just use your 3g phone, easy.

I would much sooner have a stand alone phone allowing me to keep up to date with the latest phone.
#35
I couldn't live without my N800 now!! Tried various pocket pcs and mobiles but was frustrated that I couldn't access ALL websites - this was my answer (connected to tmobile web'n'walk when I'm out and about) - checks my email every 5 minutes. Big thumbs up from me on this (paid a similar price using currys/quidco/free delivery code from here a couple of months ago).

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