NewsForge: Linux-Powered Nokia 770 Handheld Applications

“Most organizations aren’t ready to migrate to a wireless,
network-centric, thin hardware, server/client model, which makes
the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet a bit ahead of its time. This
handheld device has a basic browser, email client, and multimedia
player, but the real beauty of this Linux-based system is its
ability to expand it functionality by installing a limited but
growing list of applications.

“Nokia has financed a platform known as Maemo that users can
modify and configure easily to suit their needs. With the 770
hardware and the Maemo development environment, we have a promising
setup that fits right in with the open source way of life…”