Saturday, November 19 2005
so I just did the sunlight test (to see if the display is readable
under direct sunlight [I used genuine Californian sun]). In the default
brightness setting it is very hard to read anything (images are ok). If you
crank up the brightness setting to the maximum setting the text is
actually readable. I guess the battery wont last as long in the max setting.
I guess the display passed :-)
so I finally got my 770! And from the first second I loved it! It's small, black and
has a big screen. WiFi and Bluetooth work like a charm. The first thing I did was: enabling
the R&D mode (to get root), installing xterm and dropbear-sshd.
The Nokia 770 is really nice, it boots fast. The UI seems pretty usable, sometimes a little to
slow for me (I'm an old Palm user) but since I'm used to PocketPC it's fast :-)
The first thing to test was of course web browsing (since it calls itself an internet tablet).
WiFi setup was fast and easy (it found a tone of access points around here (I haven't looked
for some time now)), so I could kick it of right away. Browsing is real fun thats clear. Most of
the web pages I checked showed nicely.
So Bluetooth, the sad thing is no GUI support. But it works once you have the shell. OBEX, when I
first setup my network connections the device asked me for the phone setup (for dial-up and file
transfer). File transfer is OBEX, so I fired up sobexsrv on
my laptop and told the 770 that it is a phone. And whups I can browse the files on my laptop
from my 770 with the built-in file manager, this is awesome! This makes installing applications really easy,
just double tap the .deb file and it gets installed (from your laptop). The next step was then to compile
sobexsrv for the 770 so I can browse the files on it from my laptop. It of
course supports regular push/pull too. In the next weeks I will try to port all
my Bluetooth applications to the 770.
Thats it for now. I'll keep writing and porting new applications for my new toy, so keep reading!
Here is a new version of sobexsrv, my secure scripting obex server.
In version 1.0 (-preview3) everything is new!
A few new cool features are: multiple-client support, chroot jailing and internal mode