Sunday, December 18, 2005

Nokia Readies Update to Internet Appliance

NewsFactor Network reports that Nokia is planning "an update of its 770 Internet Tablet early next year, adding instant messaging and internet telephony to the device that started shipping last November." The company didn't "disclose which applications it plans to bundle."

Michael Gartenberg at JupiterResearch noted there "while there is a real risk of confusing the internet tablet for a traditional PDA," he believed Nokia was "on to something here." Gartenberg added, "Nokia needs to carefully craft its marketing strategy to make sure that potential buyers understand what the tablet does. Nokia needs to make sure that the market hears its message."