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    Question Looking for a Portable Device... Any Suggestions?

    I was thinking about getting something like this: http://www.openpandora.org/. I don't necessarily want a gaming machine, I was just thinking that since it has 802.11g, bluetooth, USB and a Linux OS, I could compile skype for it and use it as a phone wherever I have an internet connection. Does anyone suggest any other devices for that purpose? I like the SD slots and would prefer to be able to do word processing.

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    Re: Looking for a Portable Device... Any Suggestions?

    Take a look at Nokia's N900 phone. I use one as a backup when my Blackberry fails on me every few weeks. It basically has everything you need and I think it supports 802.11/n, but I am not sure.

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    Re: Looking for a Portable Device... Any Suggestions?

    The Android looks interesting to me as well, I like the Linux based OS.

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    Re: Looking for a Portable Device... Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by NightHawk877 View Post
    Take a look at Nokia's N900 phone. I use one as a backup when my Blackberry fails on me every few weeks. It basically has everything you need and I think it supports 802.11/n, but I am not sure.
    I believe the N900 is b/g only unfortunately. But that's a relatively minor limitation in the grand scheme of the universe.

    Anything in Nokia's N-series (N900, N810, N800) would probably suit your purposes. I've never tried using Skype on my N900, but I think it should be possible to do.

    For something a little more off-the wall, have you checked out the Always Innovating Smart Book? It's a combination netbook/tablet/handheld device that looks kind of slick. It's not shipping yet (pre-orders are on now though). I ordered the first-generation Touchbook a year or so back and barring my terrible luck with getting sent two lemons in a row, it was a pretty slick little device.
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