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Nokia 770 buzz builds

Jun 29, 2005 — by Henry Kingman — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Nokia's forthcoming Linux-based Internet tablet continues to generate interest. Several blogs devoted to the 770 have sprung up, with detailed reviews of prototypes, news of open source software ports, and stories about open source developers helping with the device, which is expected to ship this quarter.

The Nokia 770 comes with a little bag

Click the links below to learn everything you ever hoped to know about the Nokia 770, which is expected to ship later this year.

  • jkOnTheRun blog entry — possibly the most detailed review of the device yet, this lengthy blog entry observes:

    • Device is very small
    • Beautiful high-resolution display
    • Build quality high, despite plastic cover
    • Reduced-size MMC chips (up to 512MB) for Nokia phone compatibility
    • Restrictive Bluetooth security
    • Speaker “louder than any PDA”
    • VoIP client expected in early 2006
    • Supports 802.11b and g (!)
    • Mostly open source software, except for Opera browser

  • Mobile Burn has published a brief review featuring lots of nice photos, here
  • Newsforge has published an interesting article about Matchbox developer Matthew Allum's involvement with Nokia
  • An Engatiki blog entry praises Nokia's approach to open source
  • Nokia 770 blog features links to lots of Nokia 770 news
  • The 770 blog, another 770 blog
  • Further details about hacking on the 770's Linux-based environment can be found at Maemo, a Nokia-run open source community
  • Additionally, Nokia has added a Flash presentation about the device to the product page on its website, here

Also, be sure to read's coverage of this exciting new Linux device:

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