When Nokia first announced its Linux-based 770 Internet Tablet many people were skeptical. It wasn’t hard to find someone who was willing to predict that this device would be discontinued in the near future.
At this point, it seems that these people were overly pessimistic.
In their defense, demand for the Nokia 770 has turned out to be greater than even its creator expected. Nokia has recently revealed that it has had to increase production of this device beyond its original plans.
In the mean time, those wanting it will have to wait a couple weeks to receive it, according to an article on The Register’s web site.
A Description of the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet
The Nokia 770 is an unusual product for this company, as it doesn’t have any cellular-wireless capabilities and currently can’t be used as a phone.
As its name suggests, this is a device dedicated to Internet access. It comes with a web browser and email application, as well as software for listing to Internet radio, reading RSS feeds, viewing images, and playing audio and video.
It has both WiFi (802.11b/g) and Bluetooth 1.2, so it can access the Internet at a hotspot or through a mobile phone.
Nokia is planning to release later this year a software upgrade that will add Voice Over IP (VoIP) and instant messaging.
In addition, it includes a slot for reduced-size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC) cards for more storage. It comes with a 64 MB RS-MMC memory card.
Its 4.1-inch, 800-by-480-pixel Touchscreen display has a landscape orientation.
It is 5.55 inches wide, 3.1 inches tall, and 0.75 inches thick (141 by 79 by 19 mm). It weighs 8.3 ounces (230 g).
A complete overview of this device can be found on Nokia’s web site.