Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 13:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In light of today's news, this is my favourite Nokia device of all time. The 8800 was gallery play in design, construction, and attention to detail. Not even today's phones come even close to how beautiful, sleek, and incredibly sturdy the 8800 felt. I reviewed it for OSNews way back in 2006.

The slider mechanism used ball bearings. Ball bearings.

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My favourite Nokia phones
by kompak on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 18:26 UTC
kompak
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2011-06-14

From the pre-smartphone era I would have to say 2110. The thing would take so much abuse and the battery lasted for ages. Also the usability was much better compared to Motorola MicroTAC which was my previous phone. From the more recent models I would have to say N900. It's got everything from multitasking as it should be done to full capabilities of regular Linux installs. It's almost unbelievable that no other platform has gotten so fundamental things as multitasking right. I also very much like the possibility of dropping into terminal to fix some issue over just non-functioning GUI with maybe some cryptic error codes at best.

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