Review New Nokia 770 Internet Tablet Specifications - The Nokia N810 Internet Tablet - It is the first with integrated GPS capabilities and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard - This Linux-based device lets you connect to the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot with 802.11b/g, and if that isn't enough, it can connect via Bluetooth to a mobile phone.







The Nokia 770 boasts a gorgeous, high-resolution screen that makes stunning Web pages. It has a full-featured Web browser and an e-mail client, plus it supports Internet radio and RSS newsfeeds. The 770 is attractive, easy to use, and great at detecting Wi-Fi hot spots.

The Nokia 770 suffers from extremely sluggish operation, with most movies and Flash animations too slow to be useful, and it relies only on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for connectivity. Unfortunately, VoIP and instant-messaging features have not yet been implemented, and the device accepts only RS-MMC memory cards.

The reasonably priced Nokia 770 is a neat idea and a slick device, but slow performance and a few missing features keep it from realizing its potential.
You can pull down Web pages on most PDAs, smart phones, and BlackBerrys, but let's be honest: The Web wasn't meant to be shoehorned into a 3-inch screen. Enter the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, a PDA-like communicator with a wide, Web-friendly screen and loads of multimedia features. Priced at $359.99, it's an affordable solution for anyone who prizes Web accessibility but doesn't want the weight, the bulk, or the expense of a full-blown laptop. Unfortunately, it won't be long before you're pining for a notebook's speed and versatility--the Nokia 770 runs like molasses and lacks key features such as VoIP and instant messaging. Although Nokia plans to add them in 2006, you'll still be left with a painfully slow device that requires either a Wi-Fi hot spot or a Bluetooth-enabled phone to get online. Ultimately, the 770's only real advantage over a PDA is its dazzling high-resolution screen, but on those merits alone, it's hard to recommend.The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet bears more than a passing resemblance to a PDA, except that it's designed with a landscape orientation and has the wide screen to match. The unit measures 5.5 by 3.1 by 0.7 inches and weighs 8.2 ounces with its sliding-metal screen cover in place. It's a bit too long to fit comfortably into a pants pocket and a bit too heavy for the inside breast pocket of a sport coat, which otherwise seems like a natural fit, given the 770's slim, checkbooklike design. Ultimately, you may find the 770 difficult to carry anywhere.

Nokia announced the birth of a new product range with the launch of the Debian Linux powered Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. Looking a bit like a Nokia 7710 on steroids, being 13mm wider and 10 mm taller, the new 770 is meant to be a home Internet appliance that, get this, is not a phone at all.

That's right; the 770 has no mobile phone inside. Instead it relies on its Bluetooth v1.2 and WiFi (802.11b) support to connect to the Internet either through your home WiFi router or via your Bluetooth compatible mobile phone. Nokia envisions the 770 as an inexpensive (about US$350) and convenient replacement for the 2nd or 3rd PC a family might have at home. It is the kind of device that you leave on the coffee table or on the night stand next to your bed. When you need to check your email or do a quick Internet search, you just power it on instantly (like a PDA) and have at it.

Text input on the 770 works much the same as with the 7710, supporting both a virtual keyboard and handwriting recognition via a pen stylus. The UI could be considered a simpler version of the Series 90 UI seen on the 7710. Apart from the stylus, the 770 offers a 5-way d-pad controller, and home, menu, escape, zoom, and full screen hardware buttons for user interaction.

The 770's software is based on Debian Linux (v2.6). The new platform is called "maemo", and the user interfaced is derived from the well-known GNOME UI seen on Linux boxes around the world. Nokia plans for maemo to be an open platform (much of it being Open Source based) and will provide a SDK. The 770 runs on a TI 1710 OMAP (ARM based) processor, and has 64MB of DDR RAM, and 128MB of internal FLASH memory, of which about 64MB should be available to the user. Storage can be augmented by inserting a RS-MMC memory card. A 64MB card will ship with the device.

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