Something Shiny This Way Comes...
What could it be? Find out 01.01.2007, here at NET9.
I think once wireless devices and accessories begin to have more open integration with each other, a combination of motion powered handset, super small ear piece, and display [HUD] will become mainstream. But only when the technology becomes very simple to use and can be recharged through the same methods as each other.
The Christmas Truce... [Nice find ZHU]
I think the title and image speaks for itself. Remember kids, don't drink and draw.
So I think I found my drawing style using sketch on the 770, and I even learned some tricks that the app can do that I never knew before.
Back in October, when there was only that single blurry image to go by, I shared my thoughts on some of the external features of the new Internet Tablet hardware in the works from Nokia. Now that we've gathered a few more crumbs of info and some more images of the device, many questions about the the device have been answered. Now I'm going to take the speculation to the next level. Here are some of my new thoughts:
ThoughtFix has a cool post about using the 770 for Canola on the move using some new mounting gear from ProClip USA. Seriously people, if you don't have this setup, you're missing out on a lot. Check out the video too, it rocks...literally.
Let's face it everyone, we all love the Internet Tablet and Maemo is a great platform to work with when creating the applications that help make it greater every day. But as we all know, there are some parts of the Internet Tablet OS that could use a little polish. To keep consistent with my thoughts in the Internet Tablet Talk forums, I'd like to expand on this topic and give some reasoning as to why it would be beneficial to Maemo developers, advanced users and end users alike.
As you probably have read NET9's "Top Nine Predictions" for 2007 post by now, you probably have noticed this one
Well, last year's predictions of this year were a little too vague, a lot of it was pretty obvious, and some were just plain wrong. You can see for yourself which were right, close to right, wrong, or straight out of the Twilight Zone. So let's make things a little more interesting this time around. Here are our "Top Nine Predictions" for 2007:
There's still some new and interesting applications being created for the 770 and the Internet Tablet platform as a whole. This stuff is really quite amazing.
It's been a great year here at NET9 and we still have a couple weeks left, but we think it's about time to look back on some of the great posts that show how much we've grown and changed. It's always good to remember where you came from in order know where you're going. So here are our most notable posts from our journey through 2006:
Happy Birthday NET9!Next stop..."Predictions For 2007"
A Little Nokia History
Most Overlooked Nokia 770 Features
Mobile Future: Part 1 [Part 2] [Part 3]
Giving Credit Where It's Due
I Had To Ask Myself...
A Touch Of The Future
La Fonera Unboxed
Too Much Of A Good Thing
Worth Holding On To
Next gen Linux tablets get Nokia thumbs-up
Welcome To The Future...
3pm Injection 
IBM, Macronix, and Qimonda have teamed up to create what may well be the successor to flash memory with a demonstration of a prototype phase-change memory device that switched 500 times faster than flash while using less than half the power to write data into a cell. This could possibly be a viable solution for mobile devices that are becoming increasingly demanding for faster, more efficient memory. However, don't expect to see this new memory technology until around 2008.
That's right, NET9 is one year old today, and we're celebrating with a fresh new look. We've come a long way since last year this time, and I believe we're going to see a lot of great new developments going forward. As a quick glance into the past, we've made the site more dynamic, we added great new features, 3pm was born, and of course the Nokia 770 changed the way many of us experience the Internet on the move.
Now you can dress up your Internet Tablet for the holiday season with the new Winter theme, available for download at tableteer.nokia.com.
Last year we saw the cool All-In-One card concept, and its about that time to look back on how far we've come in terms of the technology that comes close to producing something similar. We started the year off with the amazing abilities of the Nokia 770, and latter saw mobile phones likeSamsung's get super slim. Recently, we've been introduced to images of the new Internet Tablet coming from Nokia some time next year that show a slightly slimmer device with an integrated web cam and improved media card options.
It's a sad day for many today as CNET reports that James Kim, the CNET editor who had been lost in the Oregon wilderness for the last 11 days, has been found deceased. Kim's wife, Kati, and daughters, Penelope (4 years) and Sabine (7 months), were rescued on Monday thanks to his very courageous and heroic efforts. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Kim family and friends.
A new 100GB 1.8" hard disk
From paper and power to electrical wires and cables. From car tires to rubber boots. From computers to TVs. Nokia has had a very interesting history, and mobile phones is just the most recent part of it. Check out the timeline and other related information on Nokia's amazing past, and see the foundations of a company that will most certainly be a major part of our future.
Okay, so maybe they are more underrated than overlooked, but with the numerous gripes about what the 770 appears to be lacking, it sure seems some reviews of the device missed some pretty useful features. It may be the case that these features are just misunderstood. In any case, these are the three that seem to be the most prevalent in my opinion:
Through the eyes of Nokia designers that is. By the looks of these videos, Nokia appears to be leaning more towards touch interfaces as the major UI experience. The best part about it all is that these concepts may not be too far away and in some cases, are already being incorporated in some of Nokia's products today.