Help me buy a Nokia N800
July 28, 2007 2:59 PM   Subscribe

I want to buy the Nokia n800, but I cant find a store that has it. In Vancouver, Canada or SE Asia (where im going).

I dont have time to order it from an internet site, and I will be in SE Asia for over a month, and I wanted to use it there.
Is it available in any stores in Bangkok or Phnom Penh?
posted by Iax to Shopping (9 answers total)
Do you mean the Nokia N80? It's listed on the Nokia Asia website.

This place in Bangkok is probably your best bet; the entire 4th floor is just stalls and shops selling mobile phones.

You'll also find mobile phones in pretty much every department store, too.
posted by mdonley at 3:17 PM on July 28, 2007

mdonley: it's the N800 Internet Tablet.
posted by niles at 3:30 PM on July 28, 2007

Whoops, sorry. That said, I'd still say one of the huge electronics mega-malls in Bangkok, MBK being foremost among them, will have it.

If not, why not just buy it online? If you get to Asia and can't find it, just mosey into an internet cafe and have it shipped to your Aunt hazel's house or something to pick up when you return.
posted by mdonley at 3:35 PM on July 28, 2007

Here's a listing on the forum for one in Burnaby. It's not in a store, but says it's new. I have no connection to the seller - I just googled it and found this link.
posted by nelvana at 3:36 PM on July 28, 2007

I'll check out MBK.
I just wanted to have it for the trip.

I actually already talked to that guy in Burnaby, he sold it already.
posted by Iax at 3:56 PM on July 28, 2007

If you can't find a superphone like the N800, less flashy, cheap, reliable Nokias (but which won't work when you get back to Canada) are *everywhere* - I have a Nokia 1108 I bought in Indonesia that makes calls and sends texts that I paid less than $40 US for, new and with some free minutes from the local telcom.
posted by mdonley at 4:05 PM on July 28, 2007

the N800 is less of a phone and more of a small computer. (its predecessor, the 770, was the size of a moderately-sized composition book. the N800 isn't much smaller.)

if you can't find a local retailer (did you try big-box retailers or just cell phone stores?) you can probably have it shipped from either Mobile Planet/eXpansys or possibly even Nokia itself. doesn't help you on the way over, though. (FWIW, Mobile Planet has locations in Canada too so you can get it from them in Canada as well. they're physically located in Toronto though, but they may have warehouses elsewhere. might be worth it to ask.)
posted by mrg at 4:17 PM on July 28, 2007

Amazon can probably next-day ship it, but if you're leaving tomorrow it won't help. I just got one, and it's a cool gadget. Good luck.
posted by rikschell at 4:45 PM on July 28, 2007

It's not a phone *at all,* in case you don't know that. It is an amazing pocket computer, full shell access to its Linux guts, 16GB of card storage, wireless, etc. You can use it as a skype phone or videophone using VOIP. You can install an optional GPS module. You can VPN tunnel into your server's database and reboot the damn thing from the bathroom of a Starbucks. But the one thing it cannot do is make a cell phone call.

I love my N800. Love love love it. Bought it direct from Nokia. Took a week to arrive.
posted by spitbull at 6:50 PM on July 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

« Older Let's look for the purple banana 'til they throw...   |   Questions about creating a humorous flash survey Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.