Nokia 770 Living Room Internet Appliance

Nokia has hit us with some surprisingly sweet news today unveiling a mini tablet internet appliance that is designed for web surfing from your living room. The Nokia 770 is based on Debian Linux v2.6 with a Gnome user interface which they are naming the “Maemo” platform. The platform will be completely open source with a provided SDK for developers.

The device will connect to your home network via Bluetooth/WiFi and features a nice 4.13-inch LCD screen with widescreen resolution of 800×480. As for built-in applications, expect it bundled with Opera browser, an RSS reader, media players, PDF reader, internet radio, and a flash plug-in. Future plans for a Q1 2006 rollout call for Voice over IP calling and instant messaging clients.

The guts of the Nokia 770 will feature a TI 1710 OMAP (ARM based processor) with 64MB of DDR RAM. 128MB of internal flash memory will come standard and if that isn’t enough for you there will be a RS-MMC card slot to expand it (64MB card included).

The price is just about right; at $349 you wouldn’t have to think hard about buying this over a $2000 tablet PC. Nokia isn’t making us wait too long as the device is said to hit streets in Q3 of 2005. For more info on the device check out Nokia’s 770 page.

Full list of specifications:

Size

* Weight: 230 g
* Dimensions: 141 x 79 x 19 mm

Color

* Black and matte silver

Display

* High-resolution (800×480) touch screen with up to 65,536 colors

Operating temperature

* -10°C to +55 °C

Memory

* Engine: DDR RAM 64MB
* Memory: Flash 128MB (>64MB for user)
* Memory card: 64MB RS-MMC (Reduced Size – MultiMediaCard)

Operating system

* Internet Tablet 2005 software edition

Applications (in 2005 software edition)

* Web Browser
* Flash Player version 6
* Email Client
* Internet Radio
* News Reader
* Media players, Image viewer
* PDF viewer
* File Manager
* Search
* Calculator
* World Clock
* Notes
* Sketch
* Games

Supported File Formats

* Audio: MP3, Real Audio, MPEG4, AAC, WAV, AMR, MP2
* Image: JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, PNG, Animated GIF format,
SVG-tiny, ICO
* Video: MPEG1, MPEG4, Real Video, H.263, AVI, 3GP

Connectivity

* WLAN: 802.11b/g
* Bluetooth specification: 1.2

* For Internet connection and file transfer via phone
* Profiles supported: Dial-up Networking, File Transfer, Generic Access, SIM Access and Serial Port profiles
* USB device mode for PC connectivity
* RS-MMC
* 3.5 mm stereo audio out
* Power connector (2mm)

Language Support

* User Interface: British English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, American English, Canadian French, Mexican Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
* User’s Guide: Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Mexican Spanish

Sales Package Content

* Nokia 770 Internet Tablet
* 2 stylus pens
* Pouch
* Battery (BP-5L)
* Travel charger (AC-4)
* 64 MB RS-MMC memory card
* Connectivity cable DKE-2 (USB)
* Desk stand DT-7
* User guide
* Quick start guide

Enhancements

* Mobile charger (DC-4)
* Charger adapter (CA-44)
* RS-MMCs


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