Getting our Hands on the Nokia 770
For me the best stand of the Stuff show by far was the Nokia stand, and not just because of the Nokia dancing girls.
One of the very first posts I made on Coolest Gadgets was a preview of the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. At that time I’d only been able to see pictures of it and read about now I’ve finally been able to get my hands on one and I was not disappointed.
On the Nokia stand there were many sexy items of desire and after taking our eyes off the bouncing ones we saw various glass domes. Each dome contained a Nokia 770 playing music videos (see there was a reason for dancing girls other than gratuitous naked flesh). After a bit of badgering and flashing of our media passes we were able to get a helpful demonstrator to let us have a proper play on Nokia’s latest technology gem.
I won’t quote the full list of features as you can find them all here but my initial impressions follow. The 770 was actually smaller (in a good way) than I was expecting. The screen was crystal clear, video and sound played without any noticeable stutter. There was a slight delay when switching between applications but not enough to be annoying. Unfortuantely there was no Wi-Fi access at the show (how ungadgety is that) so we couldn’t test out the web browsing but with the resolution of the screen (800 x 480) I’m sure browsing will be a pleasurable and convenient experience.
Nokia sent out a press release today stating that the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet has started shipping, which is great news if you’re in the US as it means you’ll be able to own one very soon whilst the rest of us will have to wait a bit long. It looks like you can pre-oder them on the Nokia UK site with a published price of £245.00