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Nokia 770 Internet Tablet (£81.64 delivered)

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This a Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. It runs debian linux and so can be extended in many and various ways. See here: http://europe.nokia.com/770 http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/lpt/a/6661 And for extra app… Read More
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This a Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. It runs debian linux and so can be extended in many and various ways. See here:
http://europe.nokia.com/770
http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/lpt/a/6661
And for extra apps:
http://maemo.org/community/wiki/ApplicationCatalog2006
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#1
Good price. I'm tempted... voted hot, though.
#2
So very tempted not sure about the 5 day wait though...
#3
its not even a phone :-(
#4
People may want to check out the thread on the recent HP Ipaq debacle with Expansys.

The 5 days may not be based on anything specific. Those who waited for their iPaqs did so for up to 6 weeks with promised delivery dates changing from 3 days to 7 days to 14 days to 31 says.

If you are in a hurry this may be of interest to you.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65500&highlight=ipaq
#5
http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=142406

I just ordered that one, couple of quid more, but with a 1GB card, not sure if it'll actually arrive though, with there not even being a date showing when it'll be in stock, the 'ordered on request' sounds a bit dubious...

But I was looking at getting the n800 soon, that's £250, much prefer to pay £80 for this one that only has a couple of features missing!
#6
I bought this earlier on today and so reading the previous comment I really don't want to wait more than a week for this tablet.

Anyways, I just found this blog about the N770 and it looks like a great start for getting comfortable with the tablet:

http://tabletblog.com/2006/12/welcome-to-your-new-nokia-770.html
#7
Come on then everybody, why buy it?
#8
rjm67
Come on then everybody, why buy it?

I want one just to check emails and look at the odd website when I'm out and about, but on a better screen than a PDA, can't be bothered to look at websites on a 320x240 resolution, this 800x480 should be much better.

And for using MSN (or something similar) when I'm playing games on my PC instead of sticking laptop on (I often play games with friends and talk over MSN at the same time so we can cheat by helping each other out when we die. :oops: )
#9
I'm have bought one, I've been looking for something to leave on to pick up emails instead of laving my laptop on all of the time and it will be very useful for when I travel too.

It says in the spec 'internet calling' is that skype or some other sipgate service?
#10
Flux101
I want one just to check emails and look at the odd website when I'm out and about


Ok as long as you're in range of a wifi you have access to. Or you want to carry round a 3g phone for conneting through.
banned#11
so this aint a phone? i would have had one if it was.....
#12
lewt
so this aint a phone? i would have had one if it was.....


shanecr
its not even a phone :-(
#13
this looks so appealling, mm... hard decision! Already got a vario II!
#14
Benjimoron
Ok as long as you're in range of a wifi you have access to. Or you want to carry round a 3g phone for conneting through.

Don't need a 3g phone, just one with bluetooth and GPRS/WAP.
#15
no skype at the mo, google talk and another one (forgot)

I bought one of these a couple of weeks ago, and this is a SERIOUSLY CHEAP price (if they have any) - best price I could find when I got mine was £169 from Amazon but that includes the Bluetooth Navigation Kit (without it's £199?!) - so at least I don't feel to hard done by, well actually I don't feel hard done by whatsoever as I sold the GPS kit on eBay for £85 the other day ;)

The unit is brilliant btw! works without a hitch I might add, great for checking the odd thing on the tinternet without having to fire up the PC - in fact I'm using it right now to send this.

Wireless & Bluetooth to my phone (for internet on the move, file transfer etc) works very well, there's a shed load of free apps for it at [url]www.maemo.org[/url] and it can be used with any Bluetooth GPS for sat nav - there's even free mapping software for it at maemo , it's called maemo mapper btw.

SVP also have (had?) a 2GB card to fit this for around £9 delivered - I got one.

Also one neat thing which I used the other night whilst away was to use Orb ([url]www.orb.com[/url]) and link the Nokia remotely to my home PC - it enables u to stream any content u have on your hard drives, music, video, pictures etc wherever u are in the world, so long as u have a wi-fi connection and u'r home computer is on of course - the N770 can only play back real player content but as Orb re-encodes on the fly it works surprisingly well on the Nokia.

Also one word of note if up like You Tube and the like, the N770 wont play their content directly, to new a version of flash is used or something? - but Orb and couple of other programs will change any content u like on the fly to real player stuff.

Yeah nice bit of kit, in fact it ranks up there with my LOOX n100 as gadget of the year so far! :D
#16
lewt
so this aint a phone? i would have had one if it was.....

< ...> the new 770 is meant to be a home Internet appliance that, get this, is not a phone at all.

Read here
#17
Flux101
Don't need a 3g phone, just one with bluetooth and GPRS/WAP.



Will be painfully slow using GPRS, use 3g or lose all your hair!
#18
titty
no skype at the mo, google talk and another one (forgot)

Gizmo?
#19
Benjimoron
Will be painfully slow using GPRS, use 3g or lose all your hair!

I don't have a 3g phone, and that would be more expensive anyway! I'll be using wifi most of the time rather than my phone, so it doesn't matter too much. Just the odd email checking if I'm waiting for a reply, that's about all I'd use the phone connection for.
#20
I think hotukdeals is a bad thing for me i end up spending more then i save :oops:

such a hard decision whether to get this one as well
#21
Flux101
I don't have a 3g phone, and that would be more expensive anyway! I'll be using wifi most of the time rather than my phone, so it doesn't matter too much. Just the odd email checking if I'm waiting for a reply, that's about all I'd use the phone connection for.


Fair enough, I use an xda exec and it's great but whenever I swap back to GPRS if I can't get a 3g signal it's awful!
#22
Very very tempted to get one but with 2 laptops a macbook and 2 desktop pc`s in the house i need a really good reason to tell the mrs why i have to have one
#23
Benjimoron
Fair enough, I use an xda exec and it's great but whenever I swap back to GPRS if I can't get a 3g signal it's awful!

Yeah, I've never used 3G, but I can imagine going from 3G to GPRS is like going from broadband to 56K, but worse. It really is painful sometimes, but I hardly have to use it thankfully.
#24
falcon65
Very very tempted to get one but with 2 laptops a macbook and 2 desktop pc`s in the house i need a really good reason to tell the mrs why i have to have one

Saving the planet, it will pay for itself on saved electricity?
#25
so the point of this is so you can sit at home and not turn on the pc to receive email? most phones have email now dont they? can't you just get it forwarded to your phone? all my emails are copied to my 3 email address which pops up on my phone instantly. and anyway what's the big deal if you don't check for a few hours, i remember a time when you only got mail once a day when the postie dropped it off.
#26
fungus
so the point of this is so you can sit at home and not turn on the pc to receive email? most phones have email now dont they? can't you just get it forwarded to your phone? all my emails are copied to my 3 email address which pops up on my phone instantly. and anyway what's the big deal if you don't check for a few hours, i remember a time when you only got mail once a day when the postie dropped it off.

Eh up grandad ;-) don't tell me you also remember when rainbows were in black and white. This provides a little more than that. Personally this is perfect for me as I travel abroad a lot and christ it costs a lot to pick up your emails on your phone abroad. However most hotels I stay in have wifi (as do airports) and for this it is perfect.
#27
Is this purely an email and notetaking PDA? Can it play back mpg, mp3 etc?
#28
fungus
so the point of this is so you can sit at home and not turn on the pc to receive email? most phones have email now dont they? can't you just get it forwarded to your phone? all my emails are copied to my 3 email address which pops up on my phone instantly. and anyway what's the big deal if you don't check for a few hours, i remember a time when you only got mail once a day when the postie dropped it off.


So I take it you will be getting one then ;-)

No the idea is not just to sit at home with it & check email, although I have found it can be handy at times when sitting on the sofa..>"how old is that old duffer in that film dear?" cliclerdiclick...IMDB at your fingertips for example. Trivial but none the less handy.

And when out and about when away especially if u don't have a laptop (which i don't) I think it's a great tool, we used my brothers Archos wifi tablet (nice but expensive and not as good on'tnet as the Nokia btw) last month when on a road trip & found something so small great for booking the next nights hotel room and for checking out shows, places etc etc.

All depends what u want, if u cant think on any use for something like this or already have a laptop then maybe it's not for you, but if u can think of a use for it then it might be handy at times and if u can get one for this kind of money and easily afford it, why the heck not?

If anyone does get one from this deal I'd recommend they keep with the 2006 OS that's installed, I tried the so-called wonderful hacked edition and it wasn't that great - crash crash crash - the tablet & it's browser Opera is plenty quick enough even when clicked on full screen and zoomed.
#29
Tenex
Is this purely an email and notetaking PDA? Can it play back mpg, mp3 etc?


Think of it as a mini-Linux driven laptop without the big screen or indeed a keyboard :-D and yeah it'll pretty much do as u wish, Mp3s no problem - check out maemo for other applications. Also "Canola" is beautiful looking/performing multimedia piece of software which is free also - although as I said it's limited to only playing back Real format video which could be a bummer but there's free s/ware for converting & compressing video for it.

Anyway, I think I've sung Nokia's praises enough already - don't like their phones though! :whistling:
#30
"Out second test ran into a rather more serious problem. Using a fairly standard Netgear WGR614 v5 wireless router we tried to make a connection. This is an 802.11b/g router in an environment with plenty of other nearby networks, DECT phones and other electronic gadgets. However, all other devices connect to the Netgear router with no problems, including a Nokia 9500 Communicator. We eventually found that the Nokia 770 would only make a reliable connection to the router when held within about 2 feet of the device.

Subsequently we tried the Nokia 770 on some other domestic WLAN routers with pretty disappointing results, so it seems not to be an isolated problem with our Netgear router."

:whistling:
#31
I find the supplied software (2007 nokia one) crashes fairly often, and some websites don't work at all in the browser - but it is quick enough and the screen is useable for browsing. Other nice thing is the wifi is very good - amazing how many open wifi spots you can find when out and about, gives you something to do when out shopping with the missus - also pair nicely with tmobile webnwalk plus - now I just need to find a good cashback deal on a wnw+ tariff

I have copied all my dvds to my hard drive at home - anyone know of any software tha tI could use to stream them to this device? Also how about streaming from my dvb card? Finally is ther any software to allow you to brose and copy files on a windows lan?
#32
is this the one thats in fantastic 4 two silver surfer
#33
What is the email software like then? Is it on par with say outlook? I'm guessing it is full html email if you want?

Can you leave the email program running, leave a wifi area, arrive home and it automatically pick up the connection and continue checking your mail?
#34
I use opera mini on my SE W800i so no need for this it seems
#35
Mr No
"Subsequently we tried the Nokia 770 on some other domestic WLAN routers with pretty disappointing results, so it seems not to be an isolated problem with our Netgear router."

:whistling:


That review was with the very first version and old software I think - mines rock solid on any connection, even a couple hundred yeards down the road - yes I checked. :oops:


m1chaels
I find the supplied software (2007 nokia one) crashes fairly often, and some websites don't work at all in the browser - but it is quick enough and the screen is useable for browsing. Other nice thing is the wifi is very good - amazing how many open wifi spots you can find when out and about, gives you something to do when out shopping with the missus - also pair nicely with tmobile webnwalk plus - now I just need to find a good cashback deal on a wnw+ tariff

I have copied all my dvds to my hard drive at home - anyone know of any software tha tI could use to stream them to this device? Also how about streaming from my dvb card? Finally is ther any software to allow you to brose and copy files on a windows lan?


Try the update off the Nokia site itself, I think it's been updated slightly?

As mentioned check out Orb [url]www.orb.com[/url] for streaming your files - set the setting to 320kps & real format if u do - works perfectly.

HU5TLER
is this the one thats in fantastic 4 two silver surfer



Yep, though not sure it would work if used so fast! :thumbsup:
Also in the new Die Hard flick by all accounts.
#36
davelfc
What is the email software like then? Is it on par with say outlook? I'm guessing it is full html email if you want?

Can you leave the email program running, leave a wifi area, arrive home and it automatically pick up the connection and continue checking your mail?


Email software is pretty basic - u would need to reconnect when u change wifi areas. It wont connect unless u specify a connection.
#37
HU5TLER
is this the one thats in fantastic 4 two silver surfer


yes it was, but honestly Its really outdated now Nokia only support the new N800 which is about to get Skype, I just got an N800.

The price is fantastic for what you get but its very limited in comparison to the N800 but £80 against £240.......
#38
Ordered, cheers OP. Here's hoping they honour the deal and they get some stock...soon.
#39
kudos1uk
yes it was, but honestly Its really outdated now Nokia only support the new N800 which is about to get Skype, I just got an N800.

The price is fantastic for what you get but its very limited in comparison to the N800 but £80 against £240.......


Obviosuly I might just disagree slightly with u on a couple of points as I have the N770. :giggle:

Not sure it's fair to state.... "it's really outdated"...or... "its very limited"......I agree for the difference in price it's pretty much a no brainer tho.

Sure, there's great debate on the forums that Nokia have indeed stopped support but thats not strictly true from what I can gather, last I read was the guys in charge at Nokia, actually the support guy wrote in his blog that they had not abandoned the N770 but were working on an updated OS based on the Hacker Edition mentioned earlier (which is basically a hacked to work on the N770 buggy cut back version of the N800 OS software). I've tried the hacker edition and found no great change apart from the bugs - video would not work! I'm happy with the 2006OS anyway, looks the same (now I have a N800 theme :) ) and it seems to work quickly & smoothly for me - I've found if u disable java it does not crash - believe me u aint missing much apart from pop-ups and bloody ads by disabling java!

True the N800 has an updated browser, quicker guts and from what I've read can work with the likes of You Tube etc. Indeed the N800 supports SD cards and plays anything u can chuck at it without messing around which is better all round, as it should be - it's a great bit of kit but personally I prefer the look of the slinky little black number I have ;)

I was actually gonna get the N800 but could not justify from all I'd read putting an extra 70 notes towards it (at the time!) for the same size device with no real added benefits, for my use of it anyway. Plus it's dang ugly.:p

Yer pays yer money & takes yer chances. :thumbsup:
#40
Ok it struggles with youtube. How does it handle sites like ebay, hotmail, gmail and ofcourse hotukdeals. Also msn messenger.

Would be useful if its okay for most normal sites (without video content).

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