Nokia 770 software updated, IM/VoIP support

May 16 2006 - 02:24 PM ET | Nokia

As part of VON Europe Nokia announced a software update for its 770 internet tablet. The Nokia 770 is an odd device for Nokia since it lacks phone features and is based on open source Linux software. Today's update enables IM via Google Talk (which is based on the Jabber protocol) and VoIP through SIP. So despite not being a mobile phone, the 770 will be able to make and receive phone calls while connected to the internet.

Other new features include a full-screen keyboard, improved performance and a tweaked user interface. The free update will be made available as a download later in the quarter.

Hardware wise the Nokia 770 sports a 800×480 touch-screen, WiFi and 64MB built-in memory. It retails for $350.