Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 23:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless HTC's eagerly anticipated entry into the ultra-mobile PC market has made an early, unscheduled appearance on the web, adding weight to the company's own admission that it could release a UMPC-like product as early as 2007. Mobile-Review has more photos [Russian, spec list in English] of the device. Don't tell me you don't (secretly) want one.
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RE[6]: I don't want one :-)
by tmack on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 08:02 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I don't want one :-)"
tmack
Member since:
2006-04-11

LOL!

"last thing you want is running full Linux GUI applications on a VGA screen"

The Nokia 770 is exactly that and it's awesome.

My only complaint is that the device is somewhat under powered, being only 200 or so mhz.

Edited 2006-12-22 08:02

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RE[7]: I don't want one :-)
by Eugenia on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 08:34 in reply to "RE[6]: I don't want one :-)"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

The Nokia 770 does NOT run full Linux GUI apps (e.g. a straight port of gnumeric), it runs CUSTOM Maemo apps that fit in that resolution and have being carefully ported. Please read the discussion more carefully.

Also, the device runs with a 500/600 ARM CPU, not a 200 Mhz one.

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RE[8]: I don't want one :-)
by tmack on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 08:49 in reply to "RE[7]: I don't want one :-)"
tmack Member since:
2006-04-11

The applications are slightly modified to run on Maemo with Hildon widgets (aka slightly modified GTK+ for the smaller formfactor). But they are still the same applications as their desktop counterparts.

I am actually working on various projects for the Maemo platform and use scratchbox daily.

How about you Eugene?

I should add, its incredible how easy it is to port most applications to Maemo. And that's PORT, not rewrite similar miniapplication from scratch, but PORT the full application.

Edited 2006-12-22 08:56

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RE[7]: I don't want one :-)
by stare on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 10:06 in reply to "RE[6]: I don't want one :-)"
stare Member since:
2005-07-06

To be exact, N770's display resolution is 800x480, not VGA.

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