Nokia N800 Internet Tablet gets Skype

A new software update for the Nokia N800 is a fact and the Internet Tablet now offers Skype functionality, which has been expected since the tablet was announced. Until now, people who have the N800 used Gizmo Project as the only VoIP client for the system, but we are happy that finally Skype is available.

Upgrading of the N800 Internet Tablet is an easy job, after you download the upgrade tool from manufacturer's webpage and do a few steps, a few minutes will be required to download and install the new software. The re-flashed N800 automatically found the data backup we made minutes before the installation and returned our personal data. Skype was downloaded and installed in a minute and after entering username and password started working.

The Skype works very well and the quality during a call is very good in both directions. The microphone is pretty sensitive and you can easily leave the tablet on the table in front of you and conduct the call. The speakers are also pretty good for this job and you hear correctly your partner.

You can have a few chats opened simultaneously but cannot chat while a call is present. Still, video conversations are not supported, although the N800’s hardware should be capable of doing this. We hope this will be fixed in the future.

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