Nokia has introduced its first device in the new Internet Tablet category, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, at the LinuxWorld Summit in New York. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is a dedicated device optimized for internet browsing and email.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet features a high-resolution (800x480) widescreen display with zoom and on-screen keyboard. Aside from Wi-Fi, the device can also connect to the internet utilizing Bluetooth wireless technology via a compatible mobile phone.

The device runs on Linux based Nokia Internet Tablet 2005 software edition.

"The next software release planned for the first half of next year will support more presence based functionalities such as VoIP and Instant Messaging” says Janne Jormalainen, Vice President of Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia.

Additional highlighted applications of the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet with the 2005 software include an internet radio, RSS news reader, Image viewer and Media players for selected types of media.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is planned to start shipping in the third quarter of 2005 in selected countries in the Americas and Europe.