• Nokia N800 Internet Tablet

    From what I've been hearing and reading so far about the new Nokia N800, this Linux-based gadget seems to be a quite nice mobile internet solution.

    Starry Hope counts 10 reasons why the N800 is better than the iPhone


    Open Source

    Third Party Applications

    No Service Contract with Cingular Needed

    Removable Storage

    Better Audio and Video Codec Support

    Its Not a Cell Phone

    It is a VoIP Phone

    Webcam for Video Conferencing

    Its Available Now

    Adam Curry is also very excited about the internet tablet, because it gives you a mobile device that's really good to do blogging and podcasting on.

    Other than the iPhone, the N800 already has a lot of different applications available, as Read/Write Web tells us:

    The list of applications on Maemo is already long, so this looks like just the beginning of a fruitful open source software initiative from Nokia.

    Oliver from MobileCrunch can already look back on a few weeks' experience, he's been testing the N800 exclusively and under NDA. He really digs it:

    All in all I love this device. I love the convenience, I love the size, I love the instant on/off capability. I think it does many things well and the excitement that I feel when engaged with the development community that has gravitated to this platform has convinced me that the best is certainly yet to come and dramatic innovations in software are on the horizon.

    Judging from close-ups of the Nokia internet tablet on MobileCrunch sister website Crunchgear, the device really looks nice and easy to use.

    But there are critical voices, too:

    Otherwise, the N800 should appeal to heavy internet users and VoIP junkies with $400 burning a hole in their pockets, but don't expect to replace your laptop, PDA or cellphone just yet.

    You'll find that quote, together with additional links to other reviews of the N800, on Engadget


  • Okay, I'm not a fanboy after all

    First, I don't think the iPhone is the best thing since sliced bread. Especially when it'll be closed for third party developers. That would be a really stupid move for Apple. At the moment, I'd rather add the Linux-based Nokia N800 internet tablet to my E61 if I wanted a multimedia and internet tablet with phone and internet connectivity. (And of course I do.)

    And second, I'm still far from writing love songs to a computer.


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  • The one little thing that makes the difference

    In his S60 blog, Tommi explains why Google Reader rocks

    Google Reader and its mobile version rock. I find myself using it more than any other functionality on my Nokia N73. And I love the fact that I can access the same feeds via work computer, via home computer, and via mobile. In most other RSS readers, the items are stuck in that particular client.

    Having access to your single source of feeds everywhere really is great. There seem to be many great newsreaders like NetNewsWire, but they can't provide me with news when I'm on the train or on the toilet.

    It's obvious that Tommi doesn't subscribe to high volume feeds like Engadget or one from a web forum, though. Otherwise, he would know that it's a giant PITA to weed through dozens of product announcements or forum entry headlines on your mobile.

    That's why I still stick to Bloglines I can choose whether a feed shows up in its mobile version. It's a small simple checkbox in the feed settings, but it makes all the difference why in my eyes Google Reader Mobile doesn't rock yet.