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Newsforge on Nokia 770

Newsforge discusses the state of applications available for the Maemo platform in “Linux-powered Nokia 770 handheld applications.”

Rob Reilly gives Maemo a thumb’s up:

“Judging from the number of current extra packages available, it looks like there’s a fair amount of developer interest in the 770 platform. Downloading the binaries is easy and painless.

Past attempts to market Linux-based handheld computers have not been very successful, a prime example being the Sharp Zaurus. The 770 may do better, because Nokia has funded the tool-up for the hardware and set up a development environment that encourages experimentation and customization. Companies and vendors that want to leverage handheld, wirelessly-networked, server/client technology should definitely be interested in the 770.”

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