Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Review8
What is Nokia N800 Tablet NOT intended to do?
The Tablet is not suitable for business purposes. Despite having a very good HTML browser and e-mail client, it is not ready for work. You will neither come across any sophisticated organizers with calendars and reminders here, nor find any tasks, to-do lists and all sorts of applications to keep you well organized. It is not capable of opening any Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). About the only exception are the PDF files and simple notes, and the sole organizer-like application is the calculator. It is a good one that includes more sophisticated calculation options such as using brackets. Yet it is not a business-oriented device. Even the contact list is rather scarce and just about enough to get in touch with the respective person by writing, talking or e-mail exchange. There is no option to enter addresses or phone numbers.
In view of the fact that this unit is powerful enough and has an open-source operating system, one can regard this as a software problem only. There’s already a PIM-pack for Nokia 770, which runs the previous version of the Maemo OS. We just got some information about the same GPE PIM for the N800 and installed it (thanks to "ferenc" for creating installition files). We still have some problems with the Calendar application, but the Contacts manager and the To-Do scheduler are working. Unfortunately, the installations of third party apps are not always matter of just a few clicks and some "strange" for the novice user problems may occur. *Update 27 Feb 07: We got the Calendar Installed today. The Error that occured yesterday now doesn't, and we installed it.
Still it is not the perfect solution, lacking the ability of synchronizing with a computer. So, it is a matter of time and developers’ willingness to provide organizers, contact lists, office packs and other applications, which could transform N800 Internet Tablet and its kin into a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).
If you have problems using your Internet Tablet device, we advice you to check the Maemo Official Page as well as Internet Tablet Talk - a blog/forum, dedicated to the Internet Tablets.
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