Rather than announcing a successor to the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, Nokia has released a new software upgrade for its existing Internet Tablet, a move that should make its users very happy. The new 2006 edition of the Linux-based operating system will include Google Talk (supporting both instant messaging and VoIP), a full-screen finger keyboard, improved memory performance and a refreshed user interface.
The 770 is designed primarily for browsing the web and doing email using a WiFi network. And if WiFi is not available, a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone can be used. The device is under 6-inches wide, 3.1-inches wide, weighs only about 8 ounces and has a 4.13-inch touch screen capable of handwriting recognition.
The update will be available as a free download sometime during the second quarter of 2006.