A companion device I’m interested in – the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet

Along with keeping my eye on the PepperPad, I’ve been keeping a close eye on Nokia Internet Tablet, primarily the new N800. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it by the Nokia booth at CES, so I’m left to read about the N800 on various sites and blogs. 

When you look at what the Nokia N800 offers, the experience it is catered to, and the price point, it is becoming clearer to me that the Origami / UMPC folks have to have the N800 in its target zone. Check out these features and tell me what there is not to like about a device like the N800, especially priced at $399 ( Amazon affiliate link )? The only thing missing, in my opinion, is a built-in keyboard like the PepperPad and Medion UMPC.


  • High-resolution touch screen widescreen display (800 x 480)
  • Opera 8 web browser
  • Supports Flash 7
  • Internet calling with integrated web camera
  • Instant messaging
  • RSS Feed Reader
  • Internet Radio
  • E-mail client
  • Full screen finger keyboard
  • On-screen keyboard
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Full-screen, touch keyboard
  • High quality stereo speakers
  • Media player
  • UPnP
  • Built-in stand
  • Expandable mass memory
  • Weight: 7.27 ounces
  • Height: 2.95 in
  • Width: 5.7 in
  • Thickness: 0.5 in
  • Cool silver front cover with matte black at the back
  • 2 internal memory card slots supporting compatible SD, miniSD, microSD, MMC and RS-MMC. Compatible with cards up to 2 GB
  • 128 MB miniSD memory card with adapter inbox
  • Auto connection to saved Wi-Fi hotspots or through Bluetooth compatible phones
  • WLAN: 802.11b/g
  • USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 2.0, which has built-in support for tethering to your Bluetooth for internet connectivity

Where does the Origami / UMPC have the N800 beat? Full XP / Vista operating system and all that comes with having an integrated environment for your applications and data, operating memory, massive storage space compared to 4gb of storage on the N800, and of course the Microsoft Tablet PC recognizer functions.

I’ve love to try the N800 out and give it a spin, compare it with real world experiences against various Ultra-Mobile PC’s I’ve used. We’ll see if GBM can’t get their hands on one….

Anybody GBM readers with Nokia Internet Tablet experiences? If you are interested in the Nokia N800, you need to check out ThoughtFix’s blog. He writes a lot on the N800 and has written up some fantastic reviews