Over the last few years, makers of a wide variety of mobile devices have been working to expand into the smartphone market. At the same time, it seems Nokia — the king of the smartphone — has been exploring the possibility of expanding beyond this market.
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It’s first device, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, was larger than most mobile devices, but still significantly smaller than a laptop or a UMPC.
According to unconfirmed reports currently circulating on the Web, the next version of this device, called the 330, will be smaller than its predecessor, but add some additional features.
Possibly the most significant of these is GPS support, but supposedly the ability to play DivX movie will be added.
Hopefully the reduced size of the device and the additional features will let potential customers accept the reduced size of the screen — 3.5 in. vs. 4.0 in.
An open question at this point is if it will be based on Linux.
As usually happens with rumors like this, when the Nokia 330 will debut, if it ever does, is not yet known.