devices converge 05.26.2005, 4:44 PM
posted by ben vershbow
Nokia is preparing to release the Internet Tablet, a handheld, Linux-based device with wireless web browsing capability and a variety of multimedia options (video, audio, internet radio). $350 is the asking price. Problems seem to be that it doesn't come with a lot of memory, and that it doesn't support Microsoft media formats. But it edges a little closer to the "can I take it into bed with me?" criterion. We'll see if any interesting e-reading formats are developed for it. Most likely just a footnote on the way to something better.
Posted by ben vershbow on May 26, 2005 4:44 PM
tags: The Ideal Device?
Roger on August 17, 2005 11:39 AM:
There's been considerable discussion at Teleread about the viability of the Nokia 770 as an e-book reader.
The extremely high pixel density -- 225 pixels per inch -- should make smaller type much more readable than on current devices.
Two e-book readers have already been ported to the platform: Plucker Viewer and FBReader.
And this should make online e-books presented from websites in html more practical, especially if we can get a paged structure in the browser working, similar to the OperaShow structure, IMO.
-- Roger Sperberg