Nokia 770 – Available in the USA

With the Nokia 770 Tablet/PDA/whatever, now available for $359.99 from NokiaUSA.com, we will be keeping an eye on it, namely because it has a lot of potential as a mobile genealogy platform. It runs Linux, through the Maemo Development Platform, and already there has been a lot of Linux software compiled/packaged for it.

Some of this software includes the AbiWord word processor, as well as Gnumeric and a host of other applications. We can hope that perhaps GRAMPS (Linux-based genealogy application) will be ported/packaged, as well as Java being added at some point

Specifications:

– 800×480 display with 65k colors
– Pre-loaded software includes: Web Browser, Email Client, Internet Radio, News Reader, Media players, Image viewer, File Manager, Search, Calculator, World Clock, PDF-viewer, Notes, Sketch, Games
– Memory – 128MB on-board, with RS-MMC expansion slot
– Wireless connectivity: WLAN: 802.11b/g, Bluetooth
– Supports USB/PC Connectivity
– Weight: 8.1 Ounces
– Size: 5.5 inches x 3.1 inches x 0.70 inch

People have installed Bluetooth keyboards, in case you’re wondering.

You can read a good summary/roundup at Internet Tablet Talk – Part I and Part II

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