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Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Review

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In addition to the comparatively slow e-mail communication, you get the Instant Messengers as well – the instantaneous communication with people you know. The tablet features Google Talk Chat application and JABBER pre-installed. The aforementioned Google Talk can also be used for voice conversations, provided that your ‘contacts’ have installed the same program on their computers.

Instant Messengers - Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Review
Instant Messengers - Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Review
Instant Messengers - Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Review
Instant Messengers - Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Review
Instant Messengers - Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Review

Instant Messengers


In contrast to the previous model this tablet has a built-in camera for video conferences. However, the software installed is virtually unusable – in makes no use of any well-known environment (Skype, for example), but relies on its own interface instead, which means that the people you wish to talk to have to possess the same software (and its inconvenient interface) and a connection can be made only after receiving your invitation for a video conversation thru a special link. In our view this is nothing but waste of time; things will not improve until a full-functional ‘Skype’ for the tablet has been developed. The advertisements had stated providing the N800 with it, but this has not become a reality in the several months since the official market promotion of the device. There are other potentially popular and widely-used options as well such as MSN, AOL, Yahoo which are not supported straight-out-of-the-box. Using a application called "GAIM" you can get the popular Instant Messengers working on your Tablet.

VoIP using Gizmo - Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Review
VoIP using Gizmo - Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Review
VoIP using Gizmo - Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Review

VoIP using Gizmo

Talking about voice communications and a WiFi equipped device, what comes to one’s mind right away is VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), or the cheap option for voice communication. Thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi and applications like “Gizmo Project”, for example, the N800 is good for VoIP. You can buy a pack of minutes at a comparatively low price and thus be able to talk with mobile, as well as stationary phones from your tablet. Gizmo is a very pleasant and well developed interface, very similar to the computer one. It is equally good for a text chat. The future ‘Skype’ tablet version will offer similar capabilities.

During conversation the tablet’s loudspeakers, microphone and headphones can be used. In case you use the built-in microphone the collocutor on the other side will suffer from the oversensitivity of the mike as all sorts of sounds from your environment will be distinctly audible there, whereas the volume of your voice and everything that is really to be heard will be diminished, as it is, by the line. Its usage is outright impossible in a noisy environment. Unfortunately, since the tablet does not support the required Bluetooth protocols, the use of a Bluetooth headphone with a mike is impossible, either. The sales package contains a wired headset, but for same strange reason the N800 can not utilize the built-in microphone.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. TToa (unregistered)


Thanks for the great article! I really wanted to get the N800, but I was not sure what its capabilities are. Now i know!

posted on 01 Mar 2007, 10:32

2. jjkevin (unregistered)


this one looks better den tha previous tablet because it had too litle memory!

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 04:24

4. testing (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


yeah!

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