I’ve just bought a Nokia 770 internet tablet (because it was going cheap). It’s yet another pen-based computer system of one sort or another, to add to the ongoing list of stylus-driven systems I’ve owned over the years:
- Apple Newton 100
- Apple Newton 2100
- Palm Pilot IIIe
- Apple eMate 300
- Tapwave Zodiac 2
- Nintendo DS
- HP TC1100 (Windows Tablet PC Edition)
- HP TC1100 (Ubuntu)
- Nintendo DS Lite
- Nokia 770
You could argue that the Nitendo DS and DS Lite shouldn’t be listed alongside more general computer and PDA appliances, but with the recent addition of an R4 DS I can use various PIM applications and even run Linux on it.
I only have one TC1100 which dual boots between Windows Tablet PC Edition and Ubuntu (currently 7.04, “Feisty Fawn”).
Over the next few posts I’ll go into more details about each of these devices, why I bought them, and what I think of them, starting with the Apple Newton 100.