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The N800 is an internet tablet designed for quick and easy access to the internet anywhere a wireless LAN is present.

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Great community for applications which develops stuff at a very high speed, constantly getting better.

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You can use a phone as a modem with the N800 to connect to the Internet through a cellular network.

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two full size SD slots

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two miniSD slots for expandable storage

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Can connect to bluetooth GPS receivers

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PIM/PDA software can be downloaded for free, for example Palm OS Garnet emulation

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(Unofficial) support for up to 64 GB of flash memory

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USB On-The-Go can work as host and as slave

1 agrees

Built in VoIP support with Skype

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Still one of the best screens (size/resolution) in the class

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Free operating system and software updates

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Only if it had a USB port

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two SD slots for expandable storage

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Low video bandwidth and restricted PowerVR accelerator usage prevent fluent full-resolution video

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No build-in GPS

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No Outlook Sync

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No PIM Sync at all

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Screen difficult to read in bright sunlight

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Some software installs required a desktop computer with MS-Windows

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Doesn't work as a cell phone (though VoIP is supported)

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The N800 is an internet tablet designed for quick and easy access to the internet anywhere a wireless LAN is present, or through a mobile phone with help of a bluetooth connection. It sports the newest version of Opera's mobile browser (for OS2007) or Mozilla MicroB (for OS2008), as well as a built in web-camera for video conferencing. It also has an RSS reader, e-mail application, media player and Voice over IP capabilities. Though these features are the main focus of the product and the marketing of it, users who are willing to dive into the community of user-created applications will find uses never intended by Nokia. The N800 Operating System is Maemo OS2007, based on Debian Linux, making it possible for anyone to code applications for the product. Only a few months old there is already a large number of applications available for it, more being released almost daily.

Main Specs
  • Processor: 320MHz (400MHz after upgrade to OS2008)
  • Internal RAM: 128 MB
  • Other Memory: Two full-size SD card slots, one internal, one external. Officially supports SD, miniSD and microSD cards up to 8 GB, reported to work fine with 32 GB cards. Ships with a 256 MB mini SD card.
  • WiFi: 802. 11b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • USB 2.0 OTG (works both as master and as slave)
  • PowerVR MBX graphics accelerator (but functionality is limited, possibly because of licensing restrictions)
Other notes

The Nokia brand name may make you believe this is a mobile phone, but it is not. It does not support calling or texting on the GSM network, through you can use bluetooth and connect to a mobile phone to use it's 3G internet connection. The size factor may make you believe this is a PDA, but again this is not really what it is. It does not come supplied with PDA/PIM software, though you can download this for free yourself. This really is a Linux-based UMPC, but much smaller than most other UMPC's.

The camera is of poor quality due to the fact that it is intended for video conferencing and streaming video effectively over the internet. Image quality is sacrificed for the benefit of refresh rate. The N800 does not ship with a camera application, though Nokia has newly released an official downloadable application for taking pictures and recording video.

Though it is not advertised, the N800 has a FM chip first discovered by a user. Nokia has since released an application utilizing this chip.

The battery life is about 10 days in standby mode, and otherwise varies along with use. It has options to save battery by having it in offline mode, as well as a choice between nine different, easy to access, levels of screen lighting.

Compare to the more compact Nokia N95 as part of Nokia's N series of mobile devies. Succeeded by the Nokia N810.

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02/15/2008 08:56


The success of the Nokia N800 is due to the help of the Maemo community.

When I have a problem I just post a message in the community and I get a response within half a day.
That is unheard of in today's standards.

Nokia was very successful to make the N800 an open source tablet and it will continue to progress for years to come.

I just can't wait for the next generation Nokia Internet Tablet.

Regards Robert

02/07/2008 10:28

No you can't. It has no cell phone connecting capabilities.

02/06/2008 04:32

can u use the Nokia N800 as a normal mobile phone for txting and making calls ??

08/05/2007 10:20

This device is truely superb. Ive spent hours browsing websites. Opera is very simple to you. Since updating the firmware I have been able to use youtube, some users say vids are a bit choppy but I have no complaints 4 that. Recently been using SKYPE loads but only for calls 4 some unknown to me reason video conferencing and messaging over SKYPE does not work yet. The uploading of web pages is very fast. Im waiting to get an iphone but Im sure it wont compete with my internet tablet which has basically replaced my macbook core 2 duo machine and windows based laptop both. I think a good device to get if you have the money is the Sony UX machine retailing at $2000. I also own N95, N91, 8800,6280, N800,6111,Rim 7290

04/08/2007 01:36

It does have a USB port, and it supports headphone headset, but for Mic I think you may need to go with a bluetooth headset

04/08/2007 01:31

only if it had USB. also is there a mic/headset plug for this?

04/05/2007 01:59

It's not ready for end-users, but it is GREAT if one likes to experiment. Interesting applications are being developed all the time, and the fact that it is based on Linux makes it possible for anyone to do almost anything with it. It is basically a small laptop with 300 MHz and a great battery lifetime. Its antenna is also great, level with my laptop (which has a good antenna compared to other laptops). But it is NOT a phone, unless you count VoIP. Works great with the gizmo project, and this summer it will also have inbuilt Skype support. It already has built in Google Talk and Jabber support. You can also get GAIM for it and use all IMs that supports, however it made me switch to Jabber as the inbuilt support is inarguably much neater. Basically I just use Jabber to chat to my msn contacts, which works great since I can receive messages both on my desktop computer and N800. I can use the N800 in the kitchen then seamlessly switch to my computer when I'm back at the computer. Sure, it freezes now and then, but that contributes to making it feel more like a computer.

My only complaint would be that the Opera mobile browser (that works great) cannot display Google Calendar or Google Documents. Though I personally haven't had it work for me, other people seem to be able to subscribe to their Google Calendars without problems. Still waiting for some solution to the Google Documents problem. Also it is hard to give an answer to the question "What is that?" since "Internet Tablet" doesn't mean much to most people, but that problem I can live with. I have no problems personally recommending this to anyone willing to explore a little. How do you know if it is for you? Google "N800 review" and read some reviews, if you still want it; Get it. If you have any questions I will be happy to try answering them to the best of my abilities, drop me a mail at is another site you might want to check out if you are thinking of getting the N800.

01/21/2007 09:26

Oh man, so confusing! Isn't it easier to just call it a phone? Haha.

01/20/2007 04:28

It's not a phone, actually. More of a mobile computer. There is some ambiguity where to classify this. I see a convergence between the UMPC and mobile device categories.

01/20/2007 03:31

I'm a loyal Nokia user, so I would totally consider buying this phone!

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