For me, the Nokia N800/N810 “Internet Tablet” are VERY nice gadgets – kind of a ultrasmall linux-based subnotebook. Excellent display, very good connectivity, open source OS and ready for every kind of software.
While I still believe that Linux is about too much choice, reinventing the weel and wasting your time :-), I really love the N8x0 (N800/N810) and it’s possibilites – which are pretty much unlimited. To get a glimpse on how I used my N800 while on holiday, check this blog entry. Other software that I installed since then includes MaemoMapper, OpenSSH server, VNC viewer.
I even got motivated enough by PyMaemo (the Python port) to try developping a little app myself: mClock, a large fullscreen clock for the N800, including a day/night world map. Other stuff is in the works; results can be found as subpages (such as moreDimmingOptions and a number of search plugins for the Internet Search Desktop Applet).
This in turn gave me access to the Nokia Developer Program – which furnished me with a Nokia N810 at a great discount. Thanks! This follow-up is even better than the N800. I love the improved screen, the modernized design and the inbuilt keyboard. Negatives are the slow startup of the GPS and the missing FM radio.