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Nokia 770 introduces Linux based Internet Tablet category

Posted on 26-May-2005 07:54 | Filed under: News


Nokia 770 introduces Linux based Internet Tablet category
Nokia is introducing its first device in a new Internet Tablet category being touted by the company, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, at the LinuxWorld Summit 2005 in New York.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is a dedicated device optimized for Internet browsing and e-mail communications in a pocketsize format. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet features a high-resolution (800x480 pixels) widescreen display with zoom and on-screen keyboard, ideal for viewing online content over Wi-Fi. Aside from Wi-Fi, the device can also connect to the Internet utilizing Bluetooth wireless technology via a compatible mobile phone.

"We are very excited to introduce our first Nokia Internet Tablet device to the market. With the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet consumers can access broadband Internet services away from their desktop, for example in the backyard or at a caf� within a Wi-Fi hotspot", says Janne Jormalainen, Vice President of Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia.

The device runs on Linux based Nokia Internet Tablet 2005 software edition which includes desktop Linux and Open Source technologies. The maemo development platform will provide Open Source developers with the tools and opportunities to collaborate with Nokia on future devices and OS releases in the Internet Tablet category.

Additional highlighted applications of the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet with the 2005 software include an Internet Radio, RSS News reader, Image viewer and Media players for selected types of media. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is planned to start shipping in the third quarter of 2005 in selected countries in the Americas and Europe.