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.
- 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)
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.