[maemo-users] Getting a N810 abroad

From: Erik Hovland erik at hovland.org
Date: Fri Feb 1 23:13:47 EET 2008
On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 02:34:30PM +0100, Yves Kurz wrote:
> The problem: In my country (Switzerland) it costs about sFr799 (US$
> 720) which is very over priced and way beyond what I intend to give
> for such a device.
> Luckily my employer sends me to the SD-West developer conference next
> month which takes place in Santa Clara, CA.  Now I thought I could buy
> one there.
> What do you think, is this a good idea?

Yes, especially since you can get it for less then suggested price in
the US. Is this device priced this high in all of Europe?

> Does the US charger also accept the European 230V/50Hz input?

I traveled out of the US last year and purchased a charger while in
Germany. It worked fine with my US N800. The charger jack is Nokia

> Since I'm only for one week there, where should I go to get one?

Another poster suggested Fry's. They are the most likely to have it in
the brick and mortar stores in the Bay area.

But if you are staying in one place for a few days, you are likely to be
able to buy it online and have it shipped to your hotel.

Pricegrabber is the usual place to shop for these things online in the

Note that Amazon has a very competitive price on this item right now.

Since the US cell phone market is all about the providers, it is
unlikely that you will find the device in cell phone shops in the US.
But it is possible.

Also there are Nokia stores in the US. One is in NYC the other is in
Chicago. Maybe you could make your flight have a layover in one of these
cities and make your layover long enough to trip out to the stores.
These Nokia stores will definitely have the N810.


Erik Hovland
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