Nokia 770: Our generation's Tri-corder/PADD?
by Todd Ogasawara
Nokia 770 Internet Tablet
is a Linux based handheld device (stylus input).
At 230 grams, it is lighter than the 280 gram Sony Playstation Portable.
Its LCD screen is a bit smaller at 4.13 inches vs the PSP's 4.3 inches.
It supports Bluetooth and both 802.11b/802.11g giving it a leg up on WiFi enabled PDAs that are 802.11b (at least the one's I know about).
The embedded application list looks good: Web browser, playback support for most of the popular formats (AVI, MPEG1/4, MP3 3GP, WAV, Real, etc.), note & sketch pad, etc.
The only question is when (if) it will hit the shores I live on (vs. only being available in Europe and Asia as so many of the cool devices are) and how much it will cost.
If it comes in under $600 ($499 would be the sweet spot, I think), it is something I definitely would consider buying.
Got more info on the Nokia 770? Let us know.
WEP vs. WPA
The one thing they don't mention is what level of security it's wireless will support. Anything less than WPA and it will be a failure, just like the PSPs wireless.