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Nokia N800 Internet Tablet
I wanted something small to check my email on the go and maybe store some MP3's, videos, etc. Alot of products can do this but, after trying some out it became obvious that web browsers on most portables are terrible and barely do the job. This one features an 800 x 480 display and a real web browser which means that most webpages display almost normally. What sealed the deal was that it runs linux and that means this thing can actually do something!

Here's some comparison notes I took before I bought it in mid-2007: Wifi Capable Handheld Notes

I see that the N800 has been officially discontinued now that the N810 has been out for awhile. The good news is that the N800 are selling for nearly half price. The N810 has more features if you don't mind spending over twice as much (as of 5/15/08). BTW, I haven't updated teh applications since I purchased the N800. Sorry.

  Specifications
Operating System Maemo (Debian linux)
Browser Opera 8 w/ Flash 7, Javascript, plugins
Office Docs FBreader w/ Free Books, PDF (Use evince?)
Music Formats MP3, Real, WAV, WMA
Video Formats AVI, MPEG-4, etc. (Mplayer *)
Network Tools See Applications. Also nmap, rsync, ssh, USB Networking
Processor Ti OMAP2420, 330 MHz
Display 800 x 480, 4.10"
Connectivity 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0
Camera Yes
Memory Cards 2x SD Up to 2GB
Battery
Weight 7.27 oz.
Dimensions 5.70 x 2.95 x 0.500 in
Price $299.99, $220, $220, $250, $234 as of 5/15/08
Reviews CNet, DTrask, Slashdot, MobileBurn, Wikipedia, Tablet Talk Forum

Popular Keyboards:
SBT5E Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard ~$80
XTBTUE Gray Bluetooth Wireless Ergonomics Keyboard ~$85
SBT5ER Sierra Stowaway ~$70
Bluetooth keyboard connection help for N800

Popular Cases:
Nintendo DS Case: Wide ~$10
Nintendo DS Case: Tall ~ $15

Popular Connectivity Solutions:
Linksys USB200M EtherFast USB 2.0 10/100 Network Adapter ~$26 (g_ethernet.ko + Directions)
D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G730AP Wireless Pocket Router ~$50
Linksys Wifi Travel Router WTR54GS ~$75
BT232 Bluetooth Wireless Cordless to RS232 Serial Port Cable Replacement Adapter ~$111
IOGEAR's Serial Adapter with Bluetooth wireless technology ~$99
Bluetooth to Serial/Cisco Console Adapter ~$99

Popular Articles:
Customizing the Nokia N800 (and 770) or how to configure the device for your purposes
Ethernet Wired Connection Possible?
Customizing the Nokia Boot Screen
How to become Root *