[maemo-users] [maemo-users] First use impressions (follow-up)

From: John B. Holmblad jholmblad at aol.com
Date: Fri Oct 21 03:24:19 EEST 2005

when you say PC do you mean a PC running Microsoft Windows or do you 
mean Linux? Are there any synching tools that will work with Microsoft 
Windows? I have now printed but have not yet read the UG for the N77O so 
maybe the answer is to be found there.

Best Regards,

John Holmblad

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Tom Rathbone wrote:

>Ok, so following on from my last post..
>I've now tried the device with my home network and it seems to work
>much better.  However I have found it has crashed a few times when
>configuring / trying to configure WLAN access (others have reported
>issues too).  I deleted all connections and started over and then
>things went smoothly.
>The browser is superb, truly.  This is the first handheld portable
>device I've seen that is a truly viable browser, a combination of the
>excellent fonts, opera and the superb screen.  The 800 pixel width is
>the clincher,  site such as news.bbc.co.uk which are optimised for a
>800 pixel width look incredible.  I've already successfully checked
>and written emails using my gmail account, checked out my favorite
>news sites and order 4 large pizzas.. things that were just too
>tedious with other handhelds, even the hx4700.  The other big app on
>the 770 is the mail client, unfortunately I no longer use any POP3 or
>IMAP mail accounts so I'd be keen to hear from others how they've
>found it.
>Besides the frequent crashes/resets when messing with the WLAN
>settings I've noticed a couple or other small bugs i.e. the signal
>strength being reported as low and never changing. The first sound
>(click or tap) after power up seems to ignore the current volume
>setting and plays with full volume, subsequent taps are at the correct
>level.  Another issue is the layout of text on web pages when zooming,
>sometimes text can start to overlap when scaled up, it starts with
>spaces seeming to disappear and as you zoom more the text can overlap.
> That said the zooming and scrolling of pages is very intuitive and
>responsive provided the page doesn't have too much Flash (I'd love to
>know how to turn embedded Flash objects off or set them as click to
>Despite the issues i've mentioned the software feels reasonably
>mature. If I had to compare it to some other project I'd say it was
>similar to the 0.8/0.9 releases of Firefox compared with the 1.0
>release.  Feature full and awaiting the final polish that will endear
>it to everyday users.  Certainly it is no more problematic than any of
>the WinCE products I have tried and is far more pleasurable to use. 
>The always present notification area and window list allow users to
>always know what is running and what the current state of the device
>The only third party application I've installed so far is an X
>Terminal. The install was simple, just plug the device into the PC,
>the 770 unmounts the flash card and the PC mounts it, transfer the
>files and remove from the PC, finally browse to the .deb package on
>the memory card using the application installer and follow the simple
>steps.  Using the terminal and by running "uname -a" I verified that
>the kernel on the machine is version built on 5th
>To summarise this is a refreshingly different device and what it does
>do it does extremely well.  If you fancy a portable device for
>browsing the web then this is it.  Hopefully, anytime soon, the now
>quite quiet maemo.org should spring into life with a variety of
>community developed applications and the 770 can lead the way to a new
>generation of portable appliance.
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>maemo-users at maemo.org
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