Nokia sent us in their very successful Linux-based internet tablet, the Nokia 770, for a review.The tablet came pre-installed with the latest 0.51 firmware version and we give it a whirl mentioning the positive points but also some negatives we found on the device.At just the right size for a coat pocket, though too big for a pants pocket, the device has a built-in stand that props the tablet up on a table. You do most of your interaction with the touch screen, occasionally turning to the five-way cursor pad or the hard Home, Back, and Menu buttons to the left of the display.
This dock sits on the left and lets you jump to the Web browser, IM/e-mail client, and applications launcher.
Start up the tablet, and you get a view full of Webby widgets including (at your discretion) a clock, Internet radio player, Google search bar, RSS reader, and contacts list. For instance, where are the weather and the sports scores?
It solves the problem of using internet on your mobile ; before you had to choose between a normal-ish phone with a tiny internet screen, or a large screen but having to hold a brick to your ear to make calls.
It’s almost small – about the size of 2 decks of playing cards.
I'm happy to say that the onboard 128MB of memory is enough to operate several Web and e-mail windows at once.
The N800 doesn't run out of memory all the time the way the 770 does.
Gargoyles represent the embarrassing side of the Central Intelligence Corporation.
Instead of using laptops, they wear their computers on their bodies, broken up into separate modules that hang on the waist, on the back, on the headset.
Now I’m going to add a fourth : the Nokia 770 , bought solely on Damien’s recommendation.
It’s not a phone , more of a big screen that you can add your existing phone (it connects pretty automatically via bluetooth, and will use any available wireless network).
On the box you will find a protective metal shelf that can accomodate the main device from both sides (hiding or showing the LCD side), an AC adaptor, a cloth carrying case, a kickstand, manual, a driver CD and an RS-MMC 64MB card with an SD adaptor.