Archive for the ‘Nokia 770’ Category

Nokia 770 flash problem update

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

I reported here on my recent upgrade of the system on my 770. Initially I wasn’t very happy, but things are getting better, and I have found out a few things in the process. (more…)

Nokia 770 flashed but not happy

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

I flashed my Nokia 770 last year, with the latest image from Nokia Europe, marked 2005_51-13, but I’m not happy with it at all. There are some minor improvements, but on the downside I’m seeing many spurious crashes, on the order of ten crashes in the last day and a half, and I really didn’t use it that much on new year’s eve.

I’m not a happy camper. (more…)

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

I hope you’ll find a lot of Nokia 770s under the trees ๐Ÿ™‚

Google Mail on the Nokia 770

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Gmail in action on the Nokia 770After having given up on the email client on the Nokia 770, at least for now, I have tried Gmail as several has recommended me.

I’ve used Gmail for some time since I can use it at work, and it does work very well with Opera on the tablet.

Until now the only thing that doesn’t work, as far as I can tell, is editing messages with rich text. The options simply aren’t there. This is, however, an issue with Opera rather than with the tablet per se.

One of the very nice things about using the Google Mail interface is that you can see msword attachments as plain text, something that would be a lot harder on the Nokia 770, given that it would have a hard time running the email application and an msword reader at the same time.

Five reasons why I don’t read mail on the Nokia 770

Friday, December 16th, 2005

I hardly ever read my mail on the Nokia 770. I tried many times, sometimes forcing myself to do so to figure out why, but it just doesn’t work for me. The email application on the tablet simply doesn’t match the way I read my mail.

Here are the reasons why.

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Hyphen woes

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

I’ve had this thing for almost a month now, and I never managed to make a hyphen with the handwriting input, but today I made one by accident. Talk about the little pleasures of life.

Anyway, a hyphen is made by first writing it forward and then backwards on top without lifting the stylus. Just a short line forward and backwards on the same spot.

– – – (see ๐Ÿ™‚

Other little things about the graffiti come to mind.
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External storage on the Nokia 770

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

The Nokia 770 has limited storage capacity. RS-MMC cards exist up to 1Gb and phones seldom has more, most a lot less.

To watch movies or listen to music you need more storage capacity.

Looking a bit around on a 770 with an Xterm reveals that the kernel has support for both ext2 and ext3 filesystems often used on harddisks, and it has support for the nfs network file system.

On a system with limited ressources like the tablet such features would not have been enabled unless they serve a purpose. (more…)

Streaming MP3s to a Nokia 770

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

The Nokia 770 has little storage capacity, the largest RS-MMC cards on the market are 1Gb, and it doesn’t support networked file systems, so I cannot access my music via NFS or Samba and I can’t carry much on the system itself.

Streaming was the way to go, it seemed.

It proved at bit harder than expected, though.
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Making screenshots of the Nokia 770

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Screenshot menu entryWith a great toy like the Nokia 770 one wants to make screenshots. For some unknown reason there is no standard tool to do it.

The third party CPU/memory applet can make screenshots, and is in itself very nice, but I had to uninstall it due to some spurious reboots I have experienced recently during or right after reboot of the tablet.

Fortunately, there are other ways of making screenshots. Apparently there is a Maemo tool called osso-screenshot-tool and it can be downloaded as an installable package, but the installation fails with a message that the component is already a part of the system.
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Customisation of my Nokia 770

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

This is mostly a check list for myself. I flashed my Nokia 770 without having a backup of my changes, so I had to redo all my customisations. (more…)