Nokia Internet Tablet FCC Approved
September 07, 2005
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet enables multimedia, Web and e-mail access over a WLAN, with VoIP on the way.
Unlike the Finnish phone giant's handsets, the Nokia 770 only accesses the Web and receives e-mail via 802.11b/g broadband wireless, and not a cellular network.
This makes the tablet a unique product in the Nokia canon.
At the time of the 770's initial announcement, Nokia VP of convergence products, Janne Jormalainen, said the company expected Wi-Fi use to continue to grow significantly. That's why Nokia would experiment with passing up cellular voice for WLAN voice communications in this new product.
Jormalainen added, Wouldn't it be nice to make a Voice Over IP (VoIP) call from anywhere in the house, do instant messaging at the kitchen table, or do a Google search in the bedroom?"
Nokia won't add VoIP or instant messaging, for that matter, to the capabilities of the 770 until 2006 (after it ships), however.
Features On Tablet
In addition to Internet and e-mail access, the 770 will come with applications to read RSS news feeds, listen to audio, watch video, and view images. While its 802.11b/g radio lets users access the Internet via broadband wireless, support for Bluetooth enables you to use the tablet in conjunction with a Bluetooth-enabled phone; as part of a personal area network .
Unlike most of Nokia's smartphones, which are based on the Symbian operating system and the company's Series 60 or Series 80 interface, the 770 runs on Linux. It has 64 MB of RAM and a RS-MMC (reduced-size MultiMediaCard) slot for memory expansion.
The 770's landscape orientated touch-screen display measures 4.1 inches diagonally and runs at a healthy 800 x 480-pixel resolution. The unit itself measures 5.1 x 3.1 x 0.75 inches (141 x 79 x 19 millimeters) and weighs 8.3 ounces (230 grams).
Reprinted from SmartPhoneToday.