Sunday, November 19, 2006

Good bye computer

At last! an alternative to this back breaking, arse flattening, nerdy looking laptop interface!

Nokia's N770, Internet tablet.

It's the versatile Wi-Fi web browser with possibilities to spare. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is built on a Linux-based open source platform, which means you've got the power to transform your device into virtually anything. Now your options are as wide open as your imagination.

Internet Calling

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet includes pre-installed Google Talk, Google's free instant messaging service that lets you chat and make calls using Voice Over IP technology. The upgraded software platform also supports SIP-based VoIP solutions, perfect for broadband business use.

Instant Messaging

Whatever your instant messenger of choice, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet will keep you connected to your buddy list when you're on the go. With Gaim, a multi-platform instant messenger service, you've got instant access to friends and co-workers while you're out and about.

The Gaim port for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet supports the following clients:

  • AOL Instant Messenger
  • Yahoo! Messenger
  • MSN Messenger
  • Gadu-Gadu
  • ICQ (via OSCAR)
  • Internet Relay Chat
  • Jabber (XMPP)

  • Lotus Sametime
  • Novell GroupWise
  • OpenNAP
  • Zephyr
  • SILC
  • Google Talk, IM only (using the Jabber protocol)
  • QQ, 3rdparty plugin

RSS Reader

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet's desktop comes equipped with an intuitive RSS reader, designed to render feed items with ease. The device supports scheduled retrieval and gives you a convenient way to check headlines at a glance. And by downloading the latest version of FBreader, you can turn your Nokia 770 Internet Tablet into a handy e-book reader — choose up to 18,000 free texts to peruse on the go.


Enjoy your favorite video clips stored on your device, memory card, or streaming from the web. The large format, high-resolution screen and on-board speakers (with headset jack) deliver a movie-going experience on the go. There's even a built-in USB 2.0 for easy uploading and downloading.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet supports the following file formats:

Video: 3GP, AVI, H.263, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, RV (Real Video)


It's the ultimate mobile music player. Listen to music tracks and other audio files stored on your device, memory card, or streaming via the web. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet's audio player supports many popular sound formats and enables you to create and manage all your playlists. Just plug your favorite set of headphones into the 3.5mm headset jack and you're ready to rock. And if you're looking for a bigger sound, you can hook up your device to your compatible home stereo system. You can also enjoy a wide variety of Internet radio channels streaming anytime, day or night.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet supports the following file formats:

Audio: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, RA (Real Audio), WAV, WMA
Internet Radio Playlists: M3U, PLS


The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet offers a number of options for text input. On-screen, users can choose from a full-screen fingerboard, a half-screen stylus-tap keypad, or handwriting recognition. Bluetooth HID support also gives users the option of an external Bluetooth keyboard, purchased separately.

The full-screen fingerboard enables users to write longer text, like emails and documents, in a convenient and natural way. The QWERTY interface mimics that of a regular PC or laptop keyboard, making text input simple.

An edit menu gives you quick access to copy, cut, and paste functions, while the handy special character mode lets you enter in symbols and foreign language characters. An optional predictive text system makes typing fast and easy. Both keyboard functions also support typing in multiple languages at the same time, and a numeric keypad allows for the quick entry of numbers.

In handwriting recognition mode, the movement of the pen is recorded and compared to a library of characters. When a match is found, the character is input to the text field. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet recognizes several different handwriting styles, but you can also train the device to recognize your personal style with a built-in training program.

So, what I wanna know is: can I plug in a monitor and hardrive for when I need to do a big type up? and does it take a microphone?

Please please please be so!

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Leonard said...

The Nokia 770 internet tablets have been out for about a year now, and have many good features - relatively low price, potential for considerable software expansion (via Linux OS), Internet connectivity, and support for a wide range of media formats.

With its Bluetooth capability, it should be capable of a data connection to a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, for GPRS/EDGE/3G/HSDPA access to the Internet, when a WiFi hotspot isn't handy. It does feature a built-in microphone according to this article, and its screen is certainly larger in both physical dimensions and resolution than those in most PDAs, smartphones or mobile phones.

However, I think the devices also have some flaws in terms of capabilities; for one, they only appear capable of 1GB of memory expansion via RS-MMC - a shame, since SD and Mini-SD cards are now capable of 12GB and 4GB respectively. Secondly, they do not have a built-in digital camera, which is becoming an increasingly useful thing in a mobile device (although it's possible that one's mobile phone might have a camera, so that might be less of an issue). Third, there's little or no documented support for common document formats like Word, Excel etc. - which could be useful if this larger screen becomes your working interface. That said, if you're not afraid of the data costs, it's certainly possible to do all your word processing completely on the web.

Anthony said...

i bought one in the UK late last year for 289 pounds.well if you're a FRIENDSTER addict..then you can use this tablet.if's pretty much useless. and memory is not impressive. i'm telling you guys..this is one useless creation. DO NOT BUY me..or go one and you'll know what im saying.

Leigh Blackall said...

Well Tony, that wasn't very helpful. Useless - why. I use RSS more than I use email, and both of those can be done with this and the NokiaN800... why is it useless?

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Rebeca said...

i bought recently a tablet nokia 770 internet, it says that i can access the internet via wifi or cellular. can someone me information about wifi? what is it? how do i use ?

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