25 Oct 2005 peaceandlove   » (Master)

Somehow I'm now a Master. Weird. You fools.

Iain's Quickie Review of his new Nokia 770

Finally got it after a phone call to complain to UPS who seemed unable to find the door of a cafe that was open from 8am til 11pm and decided not to deliver it at all, but return it to the depot with "Premises closed" as the reason. Second time they sent a driver with a degree in door opening apparently.

Smaller than I imagined, but quite nice size. Device is cool, slightly annoyed that the powerpack isn't the same type as my phone, but oh well. The bag is nice, but the stand just looks and feels tacky.

Playing with it, I realised that I got bored of it within about an hour. Its nice and all, but I don't use the internet very often except for checking emails once a day. Maybe once I get sdk installed on my laptop and start hacking on it, it might be fun, but as it stands all I'm using it for at the moment is playing Mahjongg in class.

Had no problem pairing it with my Bluetooth phone, and like that the phone turns up in the file selector like another volume automatically without me having to do anything silly.

Also no problem setting up wireless, clickity click click, type the WEP key and away you go. All pretty painless.

It gets slow sometimes, the email program is fairly unusable with 500 emails, and having the news feed reader and a few browser windows seems to slow the device down a bit, but I guess thats just me forgetting that its only a little tablet and not a whopping big computer.

In short, its nice and all, but I'm not a big enough geek to care about it overly, and I wouldn't have bought one had nokia not given me insane discount.

Oh, and I thought "Oh, its got a neat audio player, I can listen to music in class while I play Mahjongg"(*) and so I uploaded a few OGGs onto it, only to discover that the media player doesn't play OGG files.

(*) Yeah, I'm one of those students.

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