Next-generation Nokia N series tablet
Monday October 01st 2007, 6:44 am Category: Nokia 770 news

TabletBlog posts some new images of Nokia’s FCC submissions. Here’s the full PDF from the FCC site, and it looks like the future generation of the tablet will be getting a sliding keyboard. No WiMAX support, though.

Nokia 770 for $139.99 and free shipping from
Tuesday June 26th 2007, 11:22 pm Category: Nokia 770 news, Nokia 770 links is selling Nokia 770 Internet tablet for $139.99 plus free shipping. From the description, it doesn’t look like it’s a refurbished product:

Whether you’re relaxing on the sofa or enjoying the moment at your favorite café, if you have broadband access over WI-FI connection the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet gives you instant wireless access to the Web. You can also stream files, tune in to Internet radio, News Reader, or play your favorite videos and music.

Nokia tests WiFi calls
Friday July 28th 2006, 3:43 am Category: Nokia 770 news, Nokia 770 links

Nokia is testing WiFi calls in the Finnish town of Oulu:

Mobile subscribers with handsets enabled for so-called unlicensed mobile access, or UMA, can make calls over the Internet when they are in range of an unlicensed wireless network such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

Unstrung reports they’re using Nokia 6136:

The Nokia 6136 was among the first Nokia mobile phones to offer UMA capabilities. This distinctive device integrates UMA technology to allow for seamless handover of voice and data connections between GSM cellular and WLAN networks. In other words, it combines the benefits of mobile and fixed landline through voice over WLAN.

Sunday May 28th 2006, 5:20 am Category: Nokia 770 news, Nokia 770 development

Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri released new versions of Maemo Eagle and Maemo Task Manager.

Download Maemo Eagle
Download Maemo Task Manager

Maemo Task Manager allows Nokia 770 users to monitor processes and kill them. According to the author, Task Manager was created to show how easy is to develop an application using Python and Eagle: GUI code, with all bells and whistles, is just 225 lines/

Mamo Mapper for Nokia 770 released
Sunday May 28th 2006, 3:17 am Category: Nokia 770 news, Nokia 770 development

Maemo Mapper for Nokia 770 is released. From the author’s site:

After a brief foray into the world of GPSDrive, I decided that it was far too useful for my needs. That is to say that it included much functionality for which I had no use or desire, and the result was a quite large program that ran quite slowly on the Nokia 770. Yeah, okay, some people want kismet integration, but I don’t, and since I don’t think kismet yet works on the Nokia 770, it’d be nice not to have to carry that overhead in memory all the time.

At first, I thought I could modify GPSDrive to suit my needs - cutting out things that I felt were unnecessary. When it came down to it, though, that was almost everything, and my specific map requirements (which were largely incompatible with GPSDrive) led me to decide to start from scratch.

The result is Maemo Mapper.

USB host mode on Nokia 770
Friday May 26th 2006, 12:43 am Category: Nokia 770 news, Nokia 770 links

This Nokia 770 projects site has two pretty interesting projects - Flasher Utility for the Nokia 770 and a tutorial on USB Host Mode and USB Devices on the Nokia 770.

New start page
Wednesday May 17th 2006, 2:45 am Category: Nokia 770 news, Nokia 770 links

New start page

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet adds Internet calls and Instant Messaging support
Tuesday May 16th 2006, 11:59 pm Category: Nokia 770 news, Nokia 770 links

Today at the VON Europe conference in Stockholm, Nokia introduced a new software upgrade for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. The upgraded features of the introduced OS 2006 edition include support for rich Internet communications, including pre-installed Google Talk(TM) - all on a portable broadband mobile device. Google Talk(TM) is Google’s free instant messaging service that enables people to chat and make calls through the Internet.

Additional features of the new software edition include enhanced text typing with full-screen finger keyboard, improved memory performance and refreshed look. There is also an improved home view desktop allowing users to choose from a variety of small applets to enable fast access to Internet services.

“We are pleased to offer this software upgrade to both the existing user base of the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet as well to new users. Since the launch of the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, we have received a lot of positive feedback along with requests for both small and large improvements. It is a credit to the internal team, here at Nokia, that many of these wishes are addressed in today’s’ upgrade”, says Ari Virtanen, vice president of Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia.

“The Internet Tablet OS 2006 edition features pre-installed Google Talk and Jabber compatibility for Instant Messaging as well as Google Talk compatibility for Internet calling. This will give Nokia Internet Tablet users the power to instantly communicate with people, both through instant messaging and Voice over IP”, continues Ari Virtanen.

In addition to Google Talk(TM), which is based on open standards and is compatible with all instant messaging clients that support Jabber/XMPP, the tablet also offers Google as the default search provider, making it even easier for users to get the information they need quickly and easily.

“By extending the power of real time communications, Google Talk will provide users with easy access to one of today’s most popular methods of communication,” said Deep Nishar, director of product management, Google Inc. “Because Nokia has made it even easier to access Google search, users will be able to get the information they need, when they need it and regardless of where they are.”

The upgraded Internet Tablet software platform can also support SIP based VoIP solutions for broadband business benefit. Standalone software applications, like the popular Gizmo Project by SIPPhone Inc, is planned to be available for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. The Gizmo Project has a rich feature set including the capability to make and receive calls from public telephony networks.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is a Wi-Fi enabled device optimized for Internet communications in a slim pocketsize format. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet features an impressive high-resolution (800×480) 4.13″ widescreen display with zoom and on-screen, full-screen finger keyboard or handwriting recognition, 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 device.

The Internet Tablet OS 2006 edition which is based on popular desktop Linux and Open Source technologies is planned to be available during the second quarter of 2006 in selected countries in Europe and the Americas. It is downloadable free of charge from the Internet

Google and Nokia 770 announcement tomorrow
Tuesday May 16th 2006, 1:44 am Category: Nokia 770 news

Google and Nokia are expected to announce the upgrade at an event Tuesday in Stockholm, said a Nokia spokesman who asked not to be identified. He declined to provide other details, such as the whether the $360 price tag will change with the update.

Update to the Nokia 770 coming soon?
Sunday May 14th 2006, 5:24 am Category: Nokia 770 news

It appears that an anouncement may come soon. I almost ordered one this week. I’m glad I waited.