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rickh
post Mar 14 2007, 11:11 AM
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I'm coming from the Zaurus side of things, having used a C3000 for a couple of years. Unfortunately, it was recently stolen, and instead of getting another one, I'm thinking of replacing it with an N800.

I tried to search, but didn't really come up with much in the forums, so here are a couple of questions:

1) Is there real word processing, Word (or at least ODT) compatible software available for the N800? I see that there is a reader, but I'd ideally like to be able to do substantial word processing with a bluetooth keyboard.

2) Is it possible to map the keyboard for international english usage?

If I could do both those things, I could leave my laptop behind and work for the most part on the N800.

Any info is greatly appreciated.

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ArchiMark
post May 2 2007, 05:16 AM
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Update

FWIW, I thought I'd give a quick update on my earlier N800 post....

For a variety of reasons I decided to return the N800 about 2 weeks ago and really haven't missed it....

It's a nice device but compared to the Z it felt like something was missing...and not just the keyboard...after using it for a while it felt more and more like it was not a mature device yet compared to the Z...With the Z you have a much more mature OS and other OS choices and a much larger pool of devs and apps....

So after the initial novelty of a new toy wore off I just found myself wondering why I needed it...especially since I found the reality of being connected wirelessly everywhere really didn't work that way even in places where I thought I should be able to get connected....

Anyway, just my 2....
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rickh
post May 6 2007, 09:58 AM
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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 2 2007, 01:16 PM)
...especially since I found the reality of being connected wirelessly everywhere really didn't work that way even in places where I thought I should be able to get connected....

Back home now...

Just curious, but what exactly were the problems? My experience has been quite positive WRT wireless access. In my experience it's been much more seemless than it ever was with the Zaurus.

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post May 6 2007, 02:24 PM
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QUOTE(rickh @ May 6 2007, 10:58 AM)
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 2 2007, 01:16 PM)
...especially since I found the reality of being connected wirelessly everywhere really didn't work that way even in places where I thought I should be able to get connected....

Back home now...

Just curious, but what exactly were the problems? My experience has been quite positive WRT wireless access. In my experience it's been much more seemless than it ever was with the Zaurus.

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Didn't mean to give wrong impression, Rick, overall, N800 connects quite smoothly as you say....

However, I meant that in a few specific instances, for example, such as riding on BART in SF Bay area, it recognized WiFi network available but wouldn't connect always to it, one day it did and the next time it wouldn't...so was frustrated in that situation...

Again, N800 is very nice device but I think it has a more specific niche than a Zaurus...so if fulfills what you need/want it for, then great, otherwise, as for me, I found that after a week or two, I really wondered what I needed it for....

Again, this is just my take on it, YMMV...

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rickh   Thinking Of Getting An N800   Mar 14 2007, 11:11 AM
mars   I don't think there is a real word processor y...   Mar 14 2007, 02:43 PM
rickh   Well, I took the plunge and bought the N800 as wel...   Mar 15 2007, 12:57 PM
Antikx   QUOTE(rickh @ Mar 15 2007, 02:57 PM)Well, I t...   Mar 15 2007, 06:00 PM
rickh   QUOTE(Antikx @ Mar 16 2007, 02:00 AM)Congrats...   Mar 17 2007, 08:13 AM
Antikx   QUOTE(rickh @ Mar 17 2007, 10:13 AM)QUOTE(Ant...   Mar 17 2007, 10:00 AM
Bombur   How well does the SU-8W work? I was thinking of g...   Mar 16 2007, 07:01 AM
rickh   QUOTE(Bombur @ Mar 16 2007, 03:01 PM)How well...   Mar 16 2007, 10:44 AM
Snappy   Congrats to you as well! And as Antikx menti...   Mar 16 2007, 12:59 PM
rickh   OK, here it is: A far from complete mimi-review: ...   Mar 20 2007, 06:05 PM
adf   Thanks, that was informative. I'm really relei...   Mar 20 2007, 07:43 PM
mars   Here are a few ramblings ... I have a Nokia N800 ...   Mar 20 2007, 08:24 PM
speculatrix   thanks to rickh,mars for posting their comparitive...   Mar 21 2007, 03:57 AM
mars   speculatrix said: QUOTEThe odd thing is that I ha...   Mar 21 2007, 07:55 AM
rickh   Just an update... I was finally able to get Abiwo...   Mar 21 2007, 09:25 AM
ArchiMark   Well, I decided to take the plunge today and got a...   Apr 3 2007, 08:07 PM
adf   looking forward to what you can tell us   Apr 3 2007, 08:34 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(adf @ Apr 3 2007, 09:34 PM)looking forw...   Apr 10 2007, 01:21 PM
adf   Sounds like the n800 is a kind of "next step...   Apr 10 2007, 06:35 PM
chyang   I was tempted to buy a N800, mainly for it's l...   Apr 10 2007, 12:16 PM
BarryW   I ordered one this morning. At the moment MacMall...   Apr 24 2007, 07:21 PM
mdanehart   Excellent device with great battery life. Found mi...   Apr 25 2007, 01:23 AM
rickh   Just want to give an update... Im currently trav...   Apr 25 2007, 11:52 AM
ArchiMark   Update FWIW, I thought I'd give a quick updat...   May 2 2007, 05:16 AM
rickh   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 2 2007, 01:16 PM)...esp...   May 6 2007, 09:58 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(rickh @ May 6 2007, 10:58 AM)QUOTE(Arch...   May 6 2007, 02:24 PM
Fushnchupsh   tis a shame mark, but thanks. I was sincerely thi...   May 2 2007, 07:43 AM
zmiq2   So you are getting rid of both N800 and C3200 ? M...   May 2 2007, 07:51 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(zmiq2 @ May 2 2007, 08:51 AM)So you are...   May 2 2007, 02:11 PM
BarryW   I'm digging mine so far. I haven't even t...   May 2 2007, 12:31 PM
ArchiMark   Clarification of Previous Update... Just for the ...   May 2 2007, 02:13 PM
chyang   Got my N800 for several days. I was pretty satisif...   May 10 2007, 06:51 AM


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