Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet

In a complete departure for the Finnish cell phone giant, Nokia has announced the 770 Internet Tablet, which is not a phone.  The 770 relies on WiFi and Bluetooth for internet connectivity and is designed to be used for web browsing and email.  The attractive device runs on Debian Linux and is expected to cost about $350 making it a very attractive option to some of the larger Internet appliances that other companies are getting ready for the market.  Nokia has put some thoughtful design into the 770, with joy pad controls and hardware buttons on the front of the unit for easy interaction by the owner.  The display is 4.13", making it a little smaller than the Sony U screen, but it runs at 800×480 which is quite resolute.  The 770 runs the Opera browser which is probably the best mobile browser available today, and will ship with an RSS feed reader which is a very smart move on Nokia’s part.  The screen is a touchscreen and interaction is via a virtual keyboard and handwriting recognition with the stylus.  A very solid looking gadget that just might be very, very big.


(via MobileBurn)


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