No Further Support For The 770
Well this news sure got some people pretty upset...
It's been great to have the 770 all this time, and until it dies I'll keep using it, but the news that Nokia is shutting down support and won't be providing further updates to the 770 line is pretty grave to early adopters. I saw the N800 launch as being quite messy in terms of how it was handled, and from the comments early on about it, it seemed to me that this would be like starting all over with the new OS being quite incompatible with much of the software developed for the older one.
This caused me to be a bit suspicious and wait a bit to see how quickly Nokia resolved many of the same issues (and even some new ones) with the N800 as the 770 had before it. I'm still not convinced to purchase the N800 with the current rate of support for the device, and it's approaching the point where I'll wait till the next new tablet to be released in order for me to even think about upgrading again.
Now with the news that support for the 770 has come to an end, I see even less reason to upgrade to the N800, not more. This was a very poor move on Nokia's part. They've done the very exact thing many were hoping would never be done again, the premature abandonment of a great device. As for the future of Internet Tablets as a whole, I hope they continue to get better and that the company(s) that make them continue to get better at supporting them.