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Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Review

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Despite having to rely on the ‘non-fantastic’ 320MHz processor, the N800 works very well and one can load it trouble-free with quite a few applications at once without disrupting its operation. It is secured by 128 Mb RAM, and the built–in memory is 256 Mb flash.

Oddly, at the time when we received it, the device was rather unstable: it crashed and restarted all the time. After a few days of use it crashed to the point of entire blocking: it was not even able to boot and start the operating system. We re-installed it (in spite of the fact that it comes with the latest version of OS); this turned out to be fairly easy after downloading the necessary software from the Nokia site. After this ‘treatment’ all problems ceased to exist. So if your device does the same, try to reinstall the OS.

The wireless LAN of the tablet showed an entirely normal performance, enabling us to connect effortlessly in seconds at all locations with a sufficiently strong wireless network signal.

The battery, used in the unit, is a standard Nokia one, applied in telephones such as E61 / E62. Unfortunately its capacity is not sufficient and you will have to charge it every evening after active usage. In case you only cast an occasional look at an e-mail or PCC during the day and do not go beyond the (exemplary) surfing limit of one hour at night, it may work 2 or 3 days. And still, this device is meant for active use, so be prepared for everyday charging. Energy consumption is so high that at glowing screen and streaming WiFi music thru the unit’s loudspeakers, the battery will run down despite being charged simultaneously. In this mode it will end empty regardless of the plugged in charger.

Nokia N800 Internet Tablet is a truly well operating all-in-one Internet-multimedia product, incorporating numerous and properly developed options. It sports a large and beautiful display that ensures the pleasure while viewing Internet pages or watching videos. In addition the open-source core provides for its great flexibility that makes us expect more and more future applications for this operating system. We point out that its main shortcoming is the inability to adequately utilize Bluetooth for audio, which is a must for a lot of people!


  • A big display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution
  • Convenient usage with fingers only
  • An open-source core allowing for the creation of various applications
  • Steady work regardless of the extent of active applications
  • Two slots for full-size SD/MMC cards


  • Absence of Bluetooth audio support
  • Poor microphone performance (oversensitivity)
  • A more powerful battery would be desirable
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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)


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