Nokia has announced plans to release the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. This 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.
However, it will not include a calendar or address book.
It will have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 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 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.
More information about this device can be found on Nokia’s web site.