Nokia's Mobile Chimerae
December 14, 2005 - 03:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica reviews the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, a strange mix of mobile beasties. It's a mix of a laptop and a PDA, with wireless internet and reasonable media player. At about 8 ounces, and more or less pocket sized (5.5in. x 3.1in x 0.7in), you can't get any more mobile, though you trade that mobility for power.
"The Nokia 770 measures 5.5in. x 3.1in x 0.7in and weighs in at a hair over 8 ounces. It also has
a 4.13in. LCD display, and what a display it is: 16-bit color at 800x480. It runs something called
"Internet Tablet 2005 Software Edition" which is actually a tweaked version of Debian. It comes
with a fair amount of bundled applications including a web browser (Opera), e-mail client, audio
and video players, image viewer, RSS reader, Internet radio player, and more.
Hardware-wise, the specs seemed a bit light for what it promised. It has 128MB of flash RAM, of
which half is available to the user. An additional 64MB of RAM is available via a reduced-size
MultiMediaCard. The CPU is the ARM-based TI 1710 OMAP, running at 250MHz. Is that enough for the
functionality the 770 aims to provide? More on that later."
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