Nokia's bonkers web tablet

Most days, megacorps are predictable as hell. You know Microsoft will regularly announce another mildly upgraded OS and Apple will brag about having s

Most days, megacorps are predictable as hell. You know Microsoft will regularly announce another mildly upgraded OS and Apple will brag about having stuck an extra gig in an iPod. But sometimes, just occasionally, they go wacko. Like Nokia today. The Finns have unwrapped the 770, their first Linux-powered tablet computer for web, mails and media. Sceptical as we are about the slightly aimless tablet concept, the specs on this one look good. The touchscreen's very hi-res for starters - 800 x 480 - plus it connects via Wi-Fi at 802.11G speed and weighs a fairly featherweight 230g (about the same as the XDA IIs). Storage is via 64MB RAM and RS-MMC, and the software package touts an RSS reader, Office doc apps, media players, Flash browser and good codec support for vids, pics and music. It's due in the UK this Autumn for a price that's currently shrouded in secrecy. Read more in the August issue of Stuff. Nokia's product page is here.