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azinck3
2006-08-03, 10:47
All right, so I can't seem to find anywhere on the internet that specifies if the nokia 770 actually has a true touchscreen (as in, I can use my fingers on it) or if it requires the stylus to work (such as some of the new thinkpad tablet PCs). Can anyone out there with a 770 enlighten me?

Richie
2006-08-03, 10:54
> All right, so I can't seem to find anywhere on the internet that
> specifies if the nokia 770 actually has a true touchscreen (as in, I
> can use my fingers on it) or if it requires the stylus to work (such as
> some of the new thinkpad tablet PCs). Can anyone out there with a 770
> enlighten me?

Fingers definitely work, the latest firmware even includes a keyboard
designed for finger use.
It does make the screen a little grubby though.

Richard

TimGossett
2006-08-03, 10:56
All right, so I can't seem to find anywhere on the internet that specifies if the nokia 770 actually has a true touchscreen (as in, I can use my fingers on it) or if it requires the stylus to work (such as some of the new thinkpad tablet PCs). Can anyone out there with a 770 enlighten me?

And I'd like to know if the 770's Bluetooth connectivity will support the use of a bluetooth keyboard. Also, I hear it runs a browser that's "based on" Opera... I wonder how different from Opera this browser is. Could someone point me towards a forum that'll discuss this?

Fifer
2006-08-03, 11:07
Thry the forums here. (http://www.internettablettalk.com)

There's an unofficial bluetooth plug-in which supports many keyboards and GPS units.

bklaas
2006-08-03, 11:24
bluetooth keyboard support, yes--
http://770.fs-security.com/maemo-bt-plugin/

I have this keyboard and it works well. the keyboard, folded, is almost exactly the size of the 770. the two can fit in a (large) pants pocket easily.

Opera is the web browser. It must be a pared down version from the full desktop browser, but it's likely closer to a desktop Opera than Opera "mini", made for PDAs. My experience is that the 770 browser is *superb*.

And yes, it's a true touchscreen.

FWIW, internettablettalk is indeed the de facto 770 forum, but to be honest I typically get better answers, even about the 770, on slimdevices. Just a better community here.

cheers,
#!/ben

gharris999
2006-08-03, 11:35
Urp! >$100 for a keyboard? I guess I've gotten spoiled by never having to pay more than $20 for a keyboard for the past several years. The website that Ben cited above mentions that people have gotten usb keyboards to work with the 770. Is there anything special that one needs to do for that?

azinck3
2006-08-03, 11:41
Thanks, guys!

TimGossett
2006-08-03, 11:54
Opera is the web browser. It must be a pared down version from the full desktop browser, but it's likely closer to a desktop Opera than Opera "mini", made for PDAs. My experience is that the 770 browser is *superb*.

Maybe this is getting a little off-topic, but I'm developing a system that uses IBM's XHTML+Voice technology--currently supported in Opera >8.53. Does anyone know if the 770's browser supports speech-enabled browsing? And kiosk mode?

I've tried talking to my SB3, but now I want it to talk back.