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15 Aug 2008
If you go to this website from your Maemo Internet Tablet, you an easily link up to all the best software repositories. Once this is done, software can be quickly installed from the Application Manager.

21 Dec 2005

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GPSDrive is an early port of an excellent moving-map GPS system. It easily paired with my Socket Bluetooth GPS with little configuration hassle, then proceeded to download maps over WiFi. It was almost too easy :-) A quick push of the "fullscreen" button on the Nokia brings the map into full-screen mode. The software is still pretty beta, but it worked well enough to take me on a 1200mile+ drive last week!

I picked up a suction-cup radar detector mount from Radio Shack, and modified it to allow me to attach my Nokia 770 to my windshield just next to my rearview mirror. The software did a great job of showing me exactly what highway I was on, and I could easily see my turns well in advance. At one point I missed a highway (at 3am in the middle of the desert), and I easily found an alternate turn to get me back on track. This was WAY easier than paper maps.

Nokia 770 Download Link:

Main Linux GPSDrive Home Page:
20 Dec 2005

The Nokia 770 is a huge deal for all the Linux PDA fans outside of Japan. For the first time since the Zaurus 6000 was discontinued, we have a production Linux PDA widely available (at your local CompUSA even). Hopefully Nokia will support their developers better than Sharp has, and bring additional devices to market in the future.

I've made a feature comparison chart between the Nokia 770 and Sharp C-760 here:


I've also included several side-by-side pictures to attempt to show the differences in form factor and screens. Links to the pictures are just below the chart.

Please let me know if there are any other pictures you would like to see, and I'll try to take some more.
6 Dec 2005
The Nokia 770 a great step forward in having additional Linux PDA devices (other than Sharp) that we can hack. I think Nokia 770 development and usage fits well into our community here. Here are my forum thoughts:

ROMs, Development, and Model Specific Forums -> Everything Development ->
new forum = "Nokia/Maemo"

ROMs, Development, and Model Specific Forums -> Model Specific Forums ->
new forum = "Nokia 770"

ROMs, Development, and Model Specific Forums -> ROMs Support and Discussion ->
new forum = "Nokia/Maemo"

I posted a comparison of my Nokia 770 vs. my trusty Zaurus C-760 here, for those who aren't familiar with the Nokia:

Nokia 770 compared to Zaurus C-760
25 May 2005
Wow, this device is looking pretty cool:




- WVGA (800x480) touch screen
- Built-in Wifi b/g
- Built-in bluetooth
- 128MB Flash with > 64MB for user
- Memory card -- 64MB RS-MMC (Reduced Size MultiMediaCard)
- USB device mode for PC connectivity
- 3.5 mm stereo audio out
- 220-MHz, ARM9-based Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP 1710, an SoC (system-on-chip) that combines an ARM926TEJ processor core with a TI DSP

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