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Nokia has announced OS 2006 for the N-770 internet tablet, enabling Google Talk, SIP support and other enhancements

Nokia today announced OS 2006 for the Nokia 770 Internet tablet. OS 2006 is a major update for the 770 and includes a host of new features and performance enhancements. Probably one of the most prominent additions to OS 2006 is the addition of Google Talk.

The Nokia 770 is a Linux-based WiFi-enabled small form factor Internet tablet that allows users to access Internet based services anywhere an open WiFi connection is available. DailyTech reported earlier this week that Nokia and Google had signed a partnership agreement to develop portable technology solutions and the inclusion of Google Talk in OS 2006 is the first indication of that partnership.

OS 2006 includes other updates as well, including better memory management, the Jabber/XMPP protocol through Google Talk and SIP support. Nokia hopes to support Skype competitor Gizmo's VoIP client on the device in the near future as well. Google will also be the default search provider for the device.

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Microsoft better get on it
By 5150Joker on 5/16/2006 10:31:37 AM , Rating: 2
It's these small form factor devices that will continue to shift sales away from the PC to alternative operating systems. Pretty soon MS will find it no longer has a monopoly.

RE: Microsoft better get on it
By defter on 5/16/2006 10:49:14 AM , Rating: 2
Well Microsoft have been trying to push their overpriced "Tablet PC" concept for years now... :)

RE: Microsoft better get on it
By retrospooty on 5/16/2006 1:49:31 PM , Rating: 2
These dont sell in very high volumes... No tablet PC from any maker has hit targets... Not sure why, I think they are a pretty good concept, but the public is not buying in large #'s.

RE: Microsoft better get on it
By MarioC on 5/16/2006 2:58:06 PM , Rating: 2
I think the real reason Tablet PCs aren't selling in good volumes is because of the price/performance ratio.

Comparitive specs on a notebook are much cheaper. You really pay quite a bit of money for the touchscreen portion. The problem is, not many people value the touchscreen (value as in the marketing definition). It's a great feature and I love touchscreens, but whenever I recommend a portable computer to someone, I always tell them a cheap laptop is what they need. One of my doctors at work uses at Tablet PC and he loves it. But then again, it's a very specific use, which most people don't have.

Technology rocks but companies need to get back into the business of CREATING value to their customers and showing them how to use products in a way that makes them valuable.

RE: Microsoft better get on it
By lucyfek on 5/16/2006 4:32:55 PM , Rating: 2
it's not all about performance, but while price stays too high for possible uses, tablets (and alikes) offer neither of both worlds - portability is lacking (won't fit into the pocket and battery life sucks) and performance can't match cheaper laptops. a cool gadget but not a lot beyond that.

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