Thursday, February 22, 2007

Personal Technology -- Nokia's Marriange to Small Computers Still Has Its Problems.

 Walt Mossberg on Nokia's latest gadget -- the link below is to the no-subscription-required version of the column

But, like the 770, the new N800 is a good example of how hard it is for a company that grew up in one business to migrate successfully to another. I can't imagine many people carrying around this device. For one thing, the N800 is a tweener -- smaller than a laptop, but too big for a pocket. It's 5.7 inches long, 2.95 inches wide and 0.5 inch thick. It weighs 7.27 ounces. The iPhone is smaller and lighter.

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We won't know until June whether Apple has been able to successfully invade Nokia's turf and make a decent cellphone. But so far, Nokia is struggling to go the other way.

The N800 Internet Tablet, $399, has a touch screen.

 

Source: Personal Technology -- Personal Technology from The Wall Street Journal.

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