Pros Big screen, Linux
Cons No IM, or VoIP support... yet
Summary This is the device I've been waiting for after I sold my laptop. I've been wanting a device just to surf the internet. Laptops are too big to easily pull out if you just want to check something on the net, and PDAs have too small of resolutions for normal web browsing and have millions of features that aren't extremely important and just add to the cost.
You could say it's a striped down PDA with a bigger and better screen, but that's exactly what you need if your main focus is simply browsing the internet on the go.
Buy a DS if you want to play games on the go, buy an iPod if you want to listen to music on the go, buy a N770 if you want to browse the internet on the go, cause that's what it's made for.
Pros small and compact
Cons poor battery life
Summary While the Nokia N770 Internet Tablet sounds like a great idea there is one major flaw of the device. According to the specifications on the Nokia website this thing only gets 3.5 hours of battery life before it needs to be recharged. Why buy something that sounds wireless when in fact you will have to be tethered to an outlet to use it?
Pros great battery life; great screen; connects wirelessly better than my laptop
Cons there are none
Summary I tell you what, I have just about had it with Cnet reviews. On more than one occasion you have gotten it wrong after I "reviewed" the same product myself. This device is the best thing to come down the pipe in a long time. IF you use it as it was intended to be used. C'mon ... if you want a phone, buy something else, if you want to scroll back and forth to read text, buy a Windows PDA. I'm extremely happy with my 770 and you would have a hard time convincing me some Windows PDA could do better. Your review is a BIG injustice to this product. I no longer will be using Cnet to obtain an opinion about another product - you all are on crack! You owe Nokia a big, big apology. They had the guts to produce a cutting edge device and you diss it because you can't call from it, or hook a stupid ethernet cable into it? Thats not how it was intended to be used. And battery life, your reviewer must have had full screen lumination on and surfing constantly to get anything less than 3 hours. Mine stays on 24/7, never turn it off. Plug it in every couple/three days "like" my phone. And I'm using it all day at the office to carry around with me (yeah, I'm an IT guy). I'm rambling now, but just so everyone knows, Cnet has lost my respect - totally - with this review.
PS - If you don't think Cnet got it wrong (again) look at all the user reviews praising this device. Cnet reviewers are noobs!
Cons Not application friendly - Linux!
Summary I have to disagree with CNET. This device does run fairly fast. You just have to remember, it is not a PC. It does not have 1 gb memory, 3 gig processor, seperate video card, etc...
It was designed for portability and that is what it does great! I have taken it on trips and to resturants and it has worked everytime without a hitch!
The only real issue I see is that it was built using Linux and therefore not that user friendly when it comes to window acclimated people. However, I have no doubt that the Linux techies and Nokia will be working on a way to change that.
I recommend, BUY IT and leave the laptop at home or better yet, in the store!
Pros Portability, good screen size.
Cons Should have an attachable mini keyboard.
Summary Hot spots are great, but really how often are you sitting in Starbucks or Borders, and, when you are, for how long are you there?
This is a home device, to be used in the Family Room, Kitchen, anywhere you don't want a desktop PC or even a laptop. Surf alittle, e-mail alittle, IM alittle. You're going to use it much more than you think.
Battery life is important, and 3.5 hours is barely adequate. A mini keyboard would be great.