Nokia N800 arrives, finally
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 by Dave Winer.
First impression is no impression at all.
To paraphrase a Cadillac ad, when you turn your mobile device on, does it return the favor?
A couple of hours later, the battery is charged, but it's taking forever just to get it connected to the Internet. I have good wifi in the house, my laptops and iPhone use it all the time. The iPhone "just worked." Oy.
Oh the humanity. To update the N800 you need Windows, with v2 of the .NET Framework. Yeah, I have Parallels on my MacBook, but I recognize an invitation to lose huge amounts of time when I see one. For a $350 impulsively purchased toy (a week ago) this is turning out to be a huge pain in the you know what.