When it first unveiled the 770 Internet Tablet last year, Nokia promised it would bring Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to this device at some point in the future. Today it took a big step closer to fulfilling this promise.
This company has announced a upcoming software upgrade for the 770 that will include Google Talk, Google’s free instant messaging service that lets people exchange instant messages and make voice calls over the Internet.
Google Talk is based on open standards and is compatible with all instant messaging clients that support Jabber/XMPP.
Nokia 770 users won’t have to completely depend on Google, though. SIPPhone Inc. intends to bring its Gizmo Project to this device. This VoIP software will let users make and receive calls from public telephone networks.
This free software update, called Internet Tablet 2006, will be available before the end of June from Nokia’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 listening to Internet radio, reading RSS feeds, viewing images, and playing audio and video.
It has both Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and Bluetooth 1.2, so it can access the Internet at a hotspot or through a mobile phone.
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).