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  • Strangely enough, those are all the reasons (Except for the Linux enthusiasts) that I went with my blackberry in the end. I was actually looking at the earlier model of the 810, the 800, but when they abruptly were replaced, I had to go back and rethink my strategy.

    In the end, what won out was the fact that my cellphone died, and so a blackberry was just the logical choice.

    I still wish I had one of these, but I’m not sure how I could fit it into my daily life. How do you personally use it?

  • @Angelo

    Well, blackberries are expensive breed around here (like ~$5000 for contract signup).

    I got very tired of Symbian, it turned out to be way too phone-like OS with crappy choice of software. I have no warm feelings for Windows Mobile either so I suddenly run out of smartphone options.

    So I went for N810 cause it does everything that very expensive smartphone does (except calls) but better and cheaper. Just add any (and choice is suddenly wide again) phone for talking and EDGE.

    I use my N810 mostly as media player and for Internet when I am stuck away from PC (I am way too lazy and clumsy to drag notebook around all the time). I’ve used to watch plenty of video on N810 but no longer need that after notebook purchase.

    Basically I perceive it as tiny Windows-incompatible computer.

    My N810 might get swapped with some future smartphone but I think we are going to see tablets melt with smartphones into single device. Early prototypes on snapdragon platform are very much like tablet plus mobile phone.

  • Hmm actually I suppose that was a really good idea. Would have made more sense to purchase that had my phone been working.

    Thanks for that post, I’m always curious as to why/how gadgets enter peoples lives :P

  • @Angelo

    Tablet is kinda outsourcing functions from phone. :) Modern high-end smartphones are good but pricey.

    I could actually afford some fancy HTC but didn’t feel like it. I dislike to overpay when it is not really justified.

  • ishida

    I doubt these comments are being read anymore, but…

    There is a usable browser now.
    Tear.
    MicroB and Fennec become marginally usable if you turn off Java and Flash until you need them, and TURN ON VIRTUAL MEMORY as well (Just like Windows has Virtual memory, Maemo apparently has it too)

  • @ishida

    What’s wrong with reading comments? :) I read and appreciate every single one.

    Tear seems still beta, hadn’t seen it in releases RSS. Tried Midori (also webkit based) but it lacks proper integration – no touch-scrolling, etc.

    I have flashblock enabled.

    Thanks for virtual memory hint! Somehow I missed that one. Enabled it this morning, will see how it goes.

  • lad

    For what it’s worth, the fast, new Opera Mobile browser for the Internet Tablet is a godsend!

  • @lad

    I don’t think I still had N810 where Opera made a version for it at last. :) But I am enjoying Opera Mobile on my current tablet and it’s definitely makes a great browser for smaller devices just as well as for desktops.

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