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

From: John B. Holmblad jholmblad at aol.com
Date: Thu Oct 20 18:54:47 EEST 2005

thanks for your insights and comments on first use of the N770. I am 
alarmed by your last comment. My interpretation of what Nokia was 
shooting for with the N770 was something more "mass market" like, say 
the IPOD Nano, or a Pocket PC based PDA,  than a geek toy.  In fact, 
Nokia  should remember one of Apple's own geek toy failures, the 
Newton.  I would like Nokia to succeed with this product, but unless 
they get it right in terms of performance as measured by the non-geek 
user against what else is available out there,  it will fail.  I assume 
that Nokia have delayed the product launch of the N770 in order to get 
it right in terms of performance. As much as I would like to get an N770 
myself I would say to Nokia keep on delaying until you get it right.

Best Regards,

John Holmblad

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Jan Wildeboer wrote:

> 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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