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developerWorks: Linux on Board: Linux Powers Nokia 770

Nov 29, 2006, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Seebach)

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"The Nokia 770 was released to some fanfare in the Linux world. Unlike the Zaurus before it, or Pocket PC or Palm systems, the 770 does not offer personal information manager (PIM) functionality; indeed, it does not provide particularly easy access to the features that would be needed to make a PDA. Instead, it's pitched as an 'Internet tablet,' providing applications such as a Web browser and an e-mail client.

"Nokia recently released an update to the 770's software that makes it a little more friendly to users who want to poke around on the device. In earlier releases, it was necessary to enter research and development (R&D) mode to obtain root access. Version 1.05 makes it possible to work around that more easily..."

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