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.


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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