The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given Nokia permission to release in the U.S. this company’s first Internet Tablet.
The Nokia 770 will be an unusual product for this company, as it doesn’t have any cellular-wireless capabilities and, at its launch, won’t be able to be used as a phone.
As its name suggests, this will be a device dedicated to Internet access. It will come 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 will have both WiFi (802.11b/g) and Bluetooth 1.2, so it can access the Internet at a hotspot or through a mobile phone.
Although it currently has no phone capabilities, Nokia says it will release a software upgrade for it next year that will add Voice Over IP (VoIP) and instant messaging.
The Nokia 770 will run a version of the Linux operating system and have 64 MB of Storage available to the user. In addition, it will include a slot for reduced-size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC) cards for more storage.
Its 4.1-inch, 800-by-480-pixel Touchscreen display will have a landscape orientation.
It will be 5.55 inches wide, 3.1 inches tall, and 0.75 inches thick (141 by 79 by 19 mm). It will weigh 8.3 ounces (230 g).
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet will start shipping in the third quarter of this year in selected countries in the Americas and Europe. It is expected to cost about $350.
A copy of this device’s user manual is on the FCC’s web site.
A complete overview of it can be found on Nokia’s web site.