Archive for the ‘Internet Tablets’ Category

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.

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.

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…)

Flashing the Nokia 770

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

I wanted to update my Nokia 770 with the latest root image, so I flashed the device as described at

Everything went well, but it did kill all the changes I had made to the system. The 770 was for all practical purposes reset to factory default. Only the memory card was unchanged.

Note to self: do try the backup/restore utility the next time!

Output from the flashing process below the fold (more…)

Nokia 770 crashes

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

This afternoon the Nokia 770 crashed on my three or four times just after reboot.

It came up, I connected to my wifi and clicked “Refresh” in the News applet. It went unresponsive and rebooted after a while.

The next time I tried to connect twice and it rebooted again.

After several attempts it finally managed to boot and stay up.

I have no idea what it could be. I have used it in that spot before since I got it a few weeks back. Its the first time I experience this kind of failures.

Lets hope it doesn’t happen too often.

Watching movies on the Nokia 770

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

I’ve been playing with video on the Nokia 770 lately, based on the information at

Nokia 770 lnternet tablet

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

My Nokia 770My Nokia 770 finally arrived. lts the first time l experience Linux as a consumer product, even though l’ve been using Linux as my primary OS since 1992. The sensation is quite strange.

My first impression is: WoW!!

The display is incredible. Though rather small, only about 4″ it is 800 pixels wide and very clear. Text can be small but there is no flicker.

Text input is by an online keyboard or by handwriting. As a matter of fact l’m writing this on the 770 using the handwriting recognition. lt is a weird way of typing, but you can get used to it. Be careful to write clear and distinct characters.

The first time l turned it on it searched for my mobile phone which it located without problems. Next it found my wifi-network, again all by itself. lt could hardly be easier.

lt was on the network in a few seconds.

Nokia 770 Internet Tablet (FI SE, DK) SU-18

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Nokia 770Your NOKIA.COM Order Accepted

I can hardly wait!

There’s more about the Nokia 770 at Internet Tablet Talk and at including photos and reviews.

Update 2005-11-04 16:47: Status: shipped!

Update 2005-11-07 22:41: the package is still sitting “In transit” somewhere between Brussels and Copenhagen ๐Ÿ™

Update 2005-11-08 14:26: Its here!!! And its great. What a toy ๐Ÿ˜‰