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I really want an internet tablet. Yeah, it'd be nice to have an iPhone so that I can have internet anywhere, but I couldn't afford the monthly service, let alone, the phone itself. Besides, I can't bring myself to buy something that's made by Apple.

Now, I know what you all are thinking. OMG, another Apple hater. That's not what it's about though. I have a lot of respect for Apple and their products, but they're too locked down. I like Freedom. I like knowing that I can do whatever the heck I want with that $200 device that I just bought and not just what Apple wants me to do. I don't want to have to hack it either.

So you're probably thinking that I'm going to say that I want the T-Mobile (HTC) G1 or the Palm Pre, but no. The problem with all of these internet phones is that I can't afford the monthly internet plan on them.

No, what I really want is the Nokia N810. It's not a phone, it's an internet tablet. Sure, okay, I won't be able to get internet everywhere, but I can take the internet I want with me. I'm kind of looking at this as an open alternative to the iPod Touch. I can save my stuff on there (videos, music, netcasts, books, etc.) be able to put applications on there, and all around replace my antiquated PDA.

Also, the thing I really like about the N810 is that it's OS (Maemo) is a Debian based OS. It's not a mobile Linux platform... it just is Linux. Which means that I will probably be able to get a lot of the software I already run in Ubuntu to run on this. I fully expect that the device (which uses an ARM processor) might break a lot of programs, and a lot of programs might break it (it is limited on resources, after all) but my options are still wide open. I might have to recompile a few things or find lighter alternatives, but I have options.

This little thing is my dream PDA, pretty much. I want one really bad.