How to become a root on Nokia 770
Sunday January 22nd 2006, 7:06 am Category: Nokia 770 FAQ

MaemoWiki has a document on becoming a root on Nokia 770.

Can’t get online?
Monday January 09th 2006, 9:52 am Category: Nokia 770 links, Nokia 770 FAQ

Can’t get online with your Nokia 770? Get some help in Nokia 770 forums.

Nokia: 770 is a hit
Friday January 06th 2006, 1:52 pm Category: Nokia 770 FAQ

Looks like all those unrealistic shipping deadlines and release slips have been caused by Nokia’s cautiousness about the 770 future. The results so far? Nokia is positively surprised at the 770 uptake. According to Yahoo! News UK & Ireland article:

The Finish firm announced on Wednesday that, against its expectations, it is to increase production of its 770 Internet Tablet handheld after achieving huge online sales since it’s launch in early November. In fact, demand for the product in Europe and the US is so great that the company has currently run out of stock and customers are facing a minimum two-week wait for the device.

BrightHand reports the news as well, adding some details on N770 for those who don’t know what the device is all about.

I didn’t get to go to CES this year, but I am quite surprised Nokia doesn’t show off 770 at the event targeted to consumer electronics distributors.

Copying file to MMC card
Friday December 09th 2005, 11:53 pm Category: Nokia 770 FAQ

From discussion on maemo-users:

There are three ways to perform this action:

1) As a USB removable disk.

Connect 770 to PC with the provided USB cable, and power-on the device. This will cause the 770 to act as a standard removable device. On Windows XP this will cause the 770 to show as a removable disk, and on Linux you could use the command-line utility pumount (”man pumount”) or the tools provided by your desktop environtment and HAL (KDE’s kicker applet “storage media” or gnome’s equivalent).

2) Network-based

When networking is enabled there are infinite options to copy data from/to other computers or Internet (using mail or webmail perhaps the more obvious one).

For example, you coud install the excellent Dropbear SSH client and server. After this, you could use

scp MY_FILE [email protected]_CURRENT_IP_ADDRESS:/media/mmc1

To copy files to the mmc card (reverse the arguments order to copy FROM the 770 to disk). You could know the current IP number of 770 via the Connection manager -> Internet connection -> IP address.

Sorry, Australians
Thursday November 17th 2005, 12:59 am Category: Nokia 770 FAQ

From yesterday’s Slashdot discussion:

We appreciate you interest in our new product Nokia 770. In response to your enquiry, please be advised that the release of Nokia mobile phones are market, country and region dependent. As such, the Nokia 770 will not be made available within the Asia Pacific region.

The decision on releasing Nokia products in a specific country or region is very much dependent on the survey carried out to evaluate the demand rate for this particular product.

Should you have any further enquiries, or if we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Nokia Careline and speak to any one of our friendly Customer Service Executives on 1300 366 733 between the hours of 8am and 8pm EST, seven days a week. For online assistance, please visit ‘ASK Nokia’ at our website

Access desktop files from 770
Saturday November 12th 2005, 6:40 am Category: Nokia 770 FAQ, Nokia 770 development

Useful and crucial for viewing home photo/audio/video collections: accessing your desktop filed from networked 770.

Nokia 770 and GPS
Thursday November 10th 2005, 6:21 am Category: Nokia 770 accessories, Nokia 770 FAQ

A discussion on LinuxJournal brings up interesting point - can you use Nokia 770 with a GPS device to have some cool things, like in-car navigation and directions (provided you got the right software)? Russ Nelson suggested DeLorme BlueLogger (reviewed here), a $149 Bluetooth GPS receiver.

Nokia 770 and Outlook
Tuesday November 08th 2005, 7:03 am Category: Nokia 770 FAQ

pscoop asks:

Will I be able to use outlook and get my contacts into the 770?

Not according to the specs. Currently it doesn’t look like the mail client will import your Outlook address book from the PC. However, both Yahoo! Mail and Gmail, which, depending on your situation, might be a workaround.

Update: See comment from Dirk at Nokia saying 770 mail client should support importing any address books exported into CSV.

Will Nokia 770 work with external USB storage?
Saturday November 05th 2005, 2:01 am Category: Nokia 770 FAQ

Tim here is asking whether 770 will work with external USB storage. We explored the 770 and USB story before, so I guess the official answer would be - out of the box it won’t, but with some modifications it will. The only problem I foresee is that few of those external USB hard drives come with their own power supply.

Gmail should be no problem on 770
Wednesday October 19th 2005, 1:09 am Category: Nokia 770 FAQ, Nokia 770 development

Baptiste Mille-Mathias says here Google’s GMail rich interface was causing memory problems on his Nokia 770 (earlier release, I guess), but eventually worked.

They just recently got Gmail to work in Opera, so I guess Nokia really went through an effort to provide proper JavaScript support for rich Web apps.