Product Type: Nokia Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
Newest Review: ... myself stranded in foreign parts unable to even make a call. This is where the N810 comes into its own. No, the connection is not fast. Du... more
A must for the independant traveller
Member Name: sarajai
Advantages: Internet connection on the go in any country
Disadvantages: Its not a phone
The Nokia N810 is a great, slimline little hand held gadget, allowing you to connect to wifi hotspots on the go. There are quite a few reviews detailing the spec of the item, but few reviews looking at why you should buy one.
The N810 is NOT a phone. With so many of us on contracts, with fancy internet ready mobiles, you would have to wonder who needs an N810?
Travellers, thats who. If you, like me are constantly in and out of the UK, then this may well be the gadget for you. I have an internet ready phone, but many overseas networks can be troublesome when the internet is concerned. I have paid for roaming in the past, only to find myself stranded in foreign parts unable to even make a call. This is where the N810 comes into its own.
No, the connection is not fast. Due to many websites these days using flash powered advertising, it can take a while for the pages to load. However, if your stuck somewhere, you can buy tickets on it, or contact someone on skype. For parents of potential backpackers for example...... this gadget needs to be in their pocket for emergencies. The tablet has an inbuilt webcam for your internet calls, allowing you to really keep in touch on a more personal level. You can download enless programs from the Nokia site and Maemo, including a GPS for when you get lost.
As well as the internet connection, you can listen to music and watch movies during those endless flight delays and long bus journey's. The SD slot allows you to carry a variety of cards filled with different media without filling up the tablets internal memory.
The keyboard is fiddly to use at first, but you have the option to use the touch screen keyboard. The tablet feels sturdy in your hand, and has a look of quality about it. I don't use mine much, I have to admit...... but it has proved its worth on a number of occasions and got me out of a few quite sticky patches. For the price, its well worth a good look.
Summary: A great gadget for emergencies
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