09 Mar

Nokia 770 vs UMPC

Well, I’ve had a couple of weeks to play with my N770 and here is why I think Nokia is going to nail UMPCs to the wall:

  • Form factor: Bigger is NOT better when you have to lug it around! 1.7 pounds!! If i need a bag then i might as well carry a nice compaq presario with me. You know, the pretty skinny grey ones selling for 600 bucks…The Nokia on the other hand is barely noticeable in my inside vest pocket! Weight and size are perfect!
  • Ease of use: I have to admit, XP has it’s usefullness when treated to a mouse and a nice keyboard. Mobile OS, it is not! The challenge here is that mobile applications have to be built for mobile use. I mean, sure, MS Streets is nifty, but it is no tomtom! Let’s face it, the screen is way too cluttered for a driver who can barely look at it while driving!
  • Price: 500 to 1000 dollars…or 369 dollars…well…

I must admit that I haven’t found a device this usefull in years. Beyond gadget mania, my N770 let’s me be truly connected. I even wrote this post on it and it was a breeze, not just something to do while on the… never mind!