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Nokia’s 330 is simply a navigation device

Nov 2, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Nokia's “330” device — previously rumored to be a follow-up to the company's Linux-based 770 Internet tablet — turns out to be a simple in-car navigational device. The 330 will come standard with maps of Europe, and sell for about 360 Euros, according to reports.

(Click for slightly larger view of Nokia 330)

Rumors and spy photos of the device were published last week by several sites. Nokia initially declined to provide additional details. However, Dr. Ari Jaaksi, director of Nokia's open source program, has now confirmed that the device does not run Linux.

Dr. Jaaksi said, “Nokia 330 is not an internet tablet — nor it is a connected device. It has nothing to do with the 770. It is a stand-alone navigation device… [and] has a proprietary OS. No Linux.”

The device also provides multimedia storage and playback capabilities.


The Nokia 330 is expected to ship before 2007, priced at 360 Euros ($421), according to a Finnish news site.

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