6/5/2005

Nokia 770: Who wants to buy me one?

Nokia 770 Internet TabletA few days ago Nokia and several Gnome Project related companies announced the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. The device is only 5.5 x 3.1 inches in dimension and 0.75 inches thick, making it about the size of your typical PDA. It includa a 800×480 touch screen in full color, 802.11 b/g WIFI, and a nice brushed metal case. But, the best part about this device, is that it runs Linux and Gnome!!! Nokia has even completely open sourced all the software on the device and is supporting it as a community project called maemo.

The device is expected to go on sale within the next few months and cost $350. Anyone want to buy me one so I can start hacking on it? With such an open platform, the possibilities for this device are limitless. Lots more information about this device can be found on Nokia’s web site.