[maemo-users] [maemo-users] N770 - First experiences

From: Jan Wildeboer jan.wildeboer at gmx.de
Date: Thu Oct 20 18:36:36 EEST 2005
Hi all,

as I am one of th e"lucky" 500 I would like to share my first 
experiences with the N770. Be careful, this is just a raw collection 
jotted down without really much thinking.

OK, so off we go :-)

1. Ordering was as easy as 1-2-3. After I got my promotion code, I went 
to the online store. Everything went as expected and ofcourse I ordered 
express delivery, dammit - I waited long enough ;-)

2. Finally it arrived. First impression: This is a normal retail package 
of a productr in regular production. There was nothing special included. 
  I was thinking there would be some CD enclosed with the maemo 
development environment or a CD with some developers documentation, but 
nothing was to be found.

3. Connecting to the WLAN was simple, it listed all available networks, 
asked me for the WEP-Key and I was online.

4. Browsing was a no-brainer, the screen *is* awesome. But surfing to 
http://wetter.de showed the first problem. The N770 ran out of memory. I 
guess that is due to the many little flash stuff on that site (select 
munich as a city and something like 20 flash movies are loaded).

5. Network connection has its little problems. While scanning for 
networks (the little Search ... window is active) you can already click 
on one of the found networks. If you do that however, it won't connect. 
You *must* wait for the "search" window to disappear before you select a 
network to connect to.

6. Connecting to the Laptop. I am running a Fedora Core 4 Laptop (IBM 
X31 to be precise). After I connected the N770 to USB I tailed 
/var/log/messages on the laptop - nothing. Im mean really nothing. Seems 
you must send some sort of Wake-Up Signal via USB.

7. Battery time. Too early to say something. I will cycle the battery a 
few times. Right now it lasts some 3 hours (as promised).

8. Handling. A neat desktop stand is included, but the N770 is too close 
to th edesktop. When you try to connect the USB-cable and then put it in 
the stand it doesn't fit. Let's hope for cool cradles that also charge 
the N770.

9. Bluetooth. Worked with my Nokia6310. However, it is not of great use. 
I cannot sync my address-book with the N770. I am waiting for the GPE 
address book, maybe that will help.

10. Overall impression. It works. But it is not really complete IMHO. 
The RAM ist too small. It is quite slow sometimes. But it is for sure a 
perfect must-have for any geek out there.

Waiting for comments,

Jan Wildeboer

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