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Capn_Fish
post Mar 21 2008, 02:40 PM
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My N810 came today (biggrin.gif), so here are some first thoughts/comparisons to the Zaurus:

-It's smaller
-Its screen doesn't seem quite as nice (seems similar to a ThinkPad LCD, not so much like a touchscreen)
-The keyboard is OK, worse than the Z's. You need to hold your thumbs parallel to the screen's long sides to type on the top row.
-Keymap is NOT set up for standard Linux use (/ is a key combo?!?)
-Poky doesn't work with the touchscreen (sad.gif), Angstrom results with a normal image soon.
-It appears to be difficult to brick (no restore menu, but other detects USB on boot, can flash it from there)
-The battery door feels flimsy when removed from the device, solid otherwise

More to come!
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nilch
post Mar 26 2008, 07:12 AM
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On the software note - from a user perspective and not a hackability perspective, I am actually happier with the OS2008 on N810 than the Zaurus.
The N810 allows me to do more in terms of daily life usage , than the Z in these areas
Skype/Gizmo
Chat online
Connect to Internet by 3G thru BT for constant internet access
Podcast support and listening and downloading - all in one device - on the Z it was a bit more difficult to do all .
Good Video and media player
Very good browser support and flash support - plus support for mobile versions of sites (and iPhone versions)

On hackability and tweaking perspective, the Z did allow more to be done. But again I always want to use my device first and then tweak and hack. The same was true on my Zaurus C1000. In that useage sense, I do like the N810 and what is provides right now.

Of course, I do miss many other aspects of the Zaurus , and do now and again fire up my Z.




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Capn_Fish   N810 Stuff   Mar 21 2008, 02:40 PM
speculatrix   I must admit I was disappointed by reviews of the ...   Mar 21 2008, 04:44 PM
ArchiMark   Hey Capn, just noticed that you got your N810...   Mar 25 2008, 06:04 PM
Capn_Fish   So far I've been pretty disappointed: -Keyboa...   Mar 25 2008, 06:18 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Mar 25 2008, 07:18 PM) ...   Mar 25 2008, 06:39 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Mar 26 2008, 02:18 AM) ...   Mar 26 2008, 06:50 AM
Capn_Fish   The hardware: ~90-95% pleased The software: ~30-45...   Mar 26 2008, 03:27 AM
BarryW   I'd like to see some close ups of the sliding ...   Mar 26 2008, 05:54 AM
nilch   On the software note - from a user perspective and...   Mar 26 2008, 07:12 AM
stupkid   A co-worker of mine has a N770 and N800. He loves...   Mar 26 2008, 09:27 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(nilch @ Mar 26 2008, 03:12 PM) On t...   Mar 26 2008, 03:10 PM
nilch   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 26 2008, 07:10 PM...   Mar 26 2008, 06:20 PM
Capn_Fish   I already have root access, but why do you have to...   Mar 27 2008, 08:33 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Mar 27 2008, 04:33 PM) ...   Mar 27 2008, 08:48 AM
Capn_Fish   Or, more to the point: CODEalias su "sudo gai...   Mar 27 2008, 12:20 PM
nilch   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Mar 27 2008, 04:20 PM) ...   Mar 27 2008, 06:07 PM
Capn_Fish   I have yet to figure out how to do that (one would...   Mar 27 2008, 06:14 PM
BarryW   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Mar 27 2008, 05:14 PM) ...   Mar 27 2008, 09:00 PM
Capn_Fish   I meant add stuff to the sidebar. Sorry for not be...   Mar 28 2008, 03:35 AM
BarryW   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Mar 28 2008, 02:35 AM) ...   Mar 28 2008, 06:36 AM
nilch   Go into xTerminal. Select main Menu -> Tools ...   Mar 28 2008, 12:15 PM
Capn_Fish   It appears I have hope yet for a new distro on the...   Apr 25 2008, 02:48 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Apr 25 2008, 03:48 PM) ...   Apr 25 2008, 05:56 PM
Capn_Fish   An update (long delayed): Debian runs quite nicely...   Jul 14 2008, 08:04 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jul 15 2008, 05:04 AM) ...   Jul 16 2008, 02:38 AM
Capn_Fish   I actually flashed Diablo right before doing the n...   Jul 16 2008, 07:17 AM


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