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Originally Posted by thetechnogeek View Post
... what a fantastic device, and I absolutely love mine for browsing, email, news, Skype, Messenger etc...
Well, here you got a definition of N800 as a single-function device for providing major web based operations The rest of it is just added value - and still in many cases it will be fine for the huge segment of the market named "occasional mobility users". Was Nokia deliberately targeting this market with N800? If so - my hat goes down for that. If not - I can easily see a grim future for the device.

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Originally Posted by neubie View Post
The CPU seems underpowered. (They "stepped up" from the 770 when they should have 'leaped"- a big opportunity lost!)
The problem with that is the cost, not in terms of money but in terms of power. A faster CPU automatically uses more power. A faster CPU (e.g. the new embedded "low power" x86 CPUs) could easily drop the 10 days/7 hours usage pattern down to 2 days/1 hour, which would have made the N800 pretty much a pain to use.
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This is a great article. I have just had my n800 for a few days. At first I was disappointed but it is now growing on me.

I have never had any experience with Linix before, so there were times when I felt at the low end of the learning curve. I have over 40 years of experience with computers, so was anxious to dive into something new. I think this device has a lot of potential. My fear is that the OS and software installation procedures may scare off more potential buyers than it will bring. However, some of the functionality such as the Internet Radio (and even the built-in FM) will draw many of the more technically capabile users like myself.

Things such as the camera, FM radio, MP3 capabilities, eBook readers, etc. will give us something to do with the device when we are not near a hotspot.

I think Nokia could have done better by providing more software on the device or readily available. I was fortunate to find the site or I would be still disappointed.
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There is a ton of available software now, mostly not from Nokia. And Nokia's stuff hasn't been that good -- I don't use its email program at all, and I stay away from its RSS reader, though I don't hate it as passionately as some seem to. I think that the very best program for the N800 is Maemo Mapper, though there are many other nice ones.

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