Nokia today announced that it has started shipping the first device in its new Internet Tablet product category, the Nokia 770 that was originally announced back in May this year at the LinuxWorld Summit in New York.

The pocket-sized device is Nokia's first Linux-based terminal product and is dedicated to convenient internet browsing and email communications over Wi-Fi.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet features a 4.3 inch widescreen display with zoom and on-screen keyboard, ideal for viewing online content. Aside from Wi-Fi, the device can also connect to the Internet utilising Bluetooth wireless technology via a compatible mobile device.

The device runs on Linux based Nokia Internet Tablet 2005 software edition which is based on the desktop Linux and Open Source technologies.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet also boasts web browser with Flash player, email client, internet radio, news reader, file manager and media players to enable your favourite internet services to move with you.

In addition to select retail outlets, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is available for purchase online for 350 euros including taxes while Americans can expect to get their hands on one by the end of the month.