Nokia N810 Internet Tablet
Having the internet with us at all times has become something most of us can’t live without and here’s one device that just might provide that for you from one of the biggest phone companies.
Having the internet with us at all times has become something most of us can’t live without. Whether it’s checking your email or updating your Facebook status, being connected is where it is. These days, net connectivity comes by default in most high end phones, but what if those phones just aren’t big enough for you?
But then I played with it and my mind changed… quickly.One of the biggest problems the Nokia N810 suffers from is speed: it’s just not fast enough. While you might think that the engineers at Nokia could have seen this thing coming, Linux just doesn’t run fast enough. It feels sluggish no matter what you do and browsing the web or writing emails isn’t the joy that you’d expect it to be. Instead, it’s more of a “huh, well that’s crap” sort of feeling with you racing back to the nearest laptop or Smartphone in favour of something that actually does the job. While Nokia got the feel of the N810 right – a plastic body with shades of metal that feel like they’d last a while – they didn’t get usability. Sure, it has a keyboard in it but the moment you decide to use the touchscreen for any form of input, you instantly regret it. The operating system just doesn’t feel like it’s been fine tuned to work well. What troubled me most about the N810 though was its lack of a SIM card slot. I just didn’t get it. Here, Nokia had the chance to their legendary computer-in-a-phone series proud and make something that worked by itself. You wouldn’t need to connect it with an extra handset or rely on overpriced hotspots; you could just use your regular 3G broadband connection like you use with your dongle and it would be fine. You’d be able to make phone calls over VoIP and surf your Facebook easily without anything else with you… but it’s just not like that. And so you find that the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet is half of a device. The design is just spot on with a fantastic feel and a great slide out QWERTY keyboard and an excellent screen. But then you’re let down by the insides, and unfortunately with a device like this, it’s the insides that truly count.
Product: Nokia N810 Internet Tablet
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