Nokia N800

The Nokia N800 could be my next high-angled toy. It’s a full touchscreen running linux. Basically a handheld that will be able to support Skype soon. You can’t believe how cool that is considering that the only other Skype enabled mobile device that can be used in ANY hotspot would be the Sony Mylo. And personally, I’ve been hesitant to buy one even though they’re neat looking based on the bad support of other Sony products just as the current Sony Location Free (LF-PK1) that I own. There’s just a lot that can be done with these products that isn’t pushed out by firmware releases.
In any case, the N800 will provide everything except a mobile keyboard. That might become a hassle since IM is a big deal, but we’ll just have to wait and see if it will be better off than the Mylo. The drooling can now begin.
Via Skype

  • Jason Rosenfeld

    Pick up a bluetooth keyboard and you’re all set. Thumbboards are pretty lousy for writing long messages anyway.
    There’s a bit of learning curve involved, but the n800 is easy to type on once you get used to it. I do make some typos for but IM purposes, I don’t really care as long as my message is understood.
    Still, with the SU-8W keyboard, this thing is turning into a laptop replacement for me.

  • Jason Rosenfeld

    Pick up a bluetooth keyboard and you’re all set. Thumbboards are pretty lousy for writing long messages anyway.
    There’s a bit of learning curve involved, but the n800 is easy to type on once you get used to it. I do make some typos for but IM purposes, I don’t really care as long as my message is understood.
    Still, with the SU-8W keyboard, this thing is turning into a laptop replacement for me.

  • Jean

    I am thinking of getting one of these and have some questions. Can you run sip softphones on these? What’s the sound quality like? Also, will it be able to use BlackBerry pearl as a bluetooth modem?
    Thanks in advance,
    Jean

  • Jean

    I am thinking of getting one of these and have some questions. Can you run sip softphones on these? What’s the sound quality like? Also, will it be able to use BlackBerry pearl as a bluetooth modem?
    Thanks in advance,
    Jean

  • Jason – I have a BT keyboard. Stowaway. It’s nice. 🙂
    Jean – I don’t know how much effort Nokia is putting into letting the user run custom applications on these. Maybe Jason can answer these. Since I haven’t gotten my hands on one yet, I can’t tell you about the BT modem issue, but I imagine it’s dependent on carrier. Most carriers in the US lock it and don’t allow BT dial profiles on your phone. If you do have a carrier that does though, I believe you can do it looking at the demo..

  • darkmoon

    Jason – I have a BT keyboard. Stowaway. It’s nice. 🙂
    Jean – I don’t know how much effort Nokia is putting into letting the user run custom applications on these. Maybe Jason can answer these. Since I haven’t gotten my hands on one yet, I can’t tell you about the BT modem issue, but I imagine it’s dependent on carrier. Most carriers in the US lock it and don’t allow BT dial profiles on your phone. If you do have a carrier that does though, I believe you can do it looking at the demo..

  • William

    Just want to say that I’ve downloaded loads of other software from maemo.org onto my N800 and it works great. Skype not yet working, but everything else is ace. And their network switching/mobile bluetooth connections are unbeatable.
    This truely rates as the best purchase I’ve made for ages.
    FM radio and Navicore sat nav… . truely cool! AND functional!
    But then I do use Linux on my PC and laptop, so maybe I am a bit bias. But I haven’t seen any “code” on the Nokia N800, a windows users would be just at home!

  • William

    Just want to say that I’ve downloaded loads of other software from maemo.org onto my N800 and it works great. Skype not yet working, but everything else is ace. And their network switching/mobile bluetooth connections are unbeatable.
    This truely rates as the best purchase I’ve made for ages.
    FM radio and Navicore sat nav… . truely cool! AND functional!
    But then I do use Linux on my PC and laptop, so maybe I am a bit bias. But I haven’t seen any “code” on the Nokia N800, a windows users would be just at home!