"Portable, functional and wonderful"4.5 starson by apw76006
Pros: Portability, cost, WiFi, Bluetooth, dual card slots, and the RSS reader.
Cons: The multimedia quality is not the best and there is no calendar.
Summary: I love my N800. I had been longing for the device for a while but when I was able to get it for under $230 from Buy.com, I could not resist and I am very impressed.
The N800 is perfect for on the go web browsing and saves me so much time as I no longer have to unplug the six cables connected to my laptop if I am going to need access the internet when I am away from home, outside with the dog, in the kitchen and needing a recipe, or just to lazy to roll out of bed and walk six feet to my desk.
The N800 seems a little smaller to me than in Bonnie Cha's review but she is a lady and I do have large hands. The device is slim enough to slip into your back pocket if you had to but I would not risk it; it's a perfect fit for a small bag or a jacket/coat pocket.
The N800 found my wireless network and the media on my network in no time at all in addition to several others within range of my home. While running errands the N800 was equally as fast when it came to finding wireless networks; even while driving (I was not at the wheel). The Bluetooth worked flawlessly when transferring files from my laptop and phone.
The dual card slots was a great idea as the N800 has limited memory. You can even use the internal card(under the batter cover) as addition virtual memory. If you update to the most recent firmware, you can use SDHC cards and expand your total memory up to 16GB using two 8GB cards.
The RSS reader is wonderful and works really well. I am really fond of this function as the information that I want online is fed to the device at specified intervals.
The only issues that I have are the quality of the multimedia playback and the lack of an installed calendar. Video played on the N800 is a bit jerky but by no means as unbearable as some reviews lead me to believe and there are several open source programs which will allow you to improve the quality of and convert video for the N800. The speakers are not the best but then again not as bad I some reviews would have you believe; the sound improves greatly with a a decent pair of ear buds or PC speakers. There is also no calendar installed but then again the N800 was never billed as a PDA. You can find PIM tools that can be easily installed on the N800.
Overall, I love the N800 and I hate that I waited so long to get it. The screen is gorgeous, the device is a head turner, the are plenty of free applications on maemo.org, the battery life is really good, Nokia seems to have plans to continue supporting the device for some time as the OS will be upgradeable with the release of the N810, the bundles applications all work without issue, and the device is so easy to use even if you know nothing about Linux which I do not.