Nokia has introduced a new software upgrade for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet and included a pre-installed version of Google's free instant messaging service GoogleTalk at the same time.

Additional features of the new software edition include enhanced text typing with full-screen finger keyboard, improved memory performance and refreshed look.

"The Internet Tablet OS 2006 edition features pre-installed Google Talk and Jabber compatibility for Instant Messaging as well as Google Talk compatibility for Internet calling. This will give Nokia Internet Tablet users the power to instantly communicate with people, both through instant messaging and Voice over IP", says Ari Virtanen, vice president of Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is a Wi-Fi enabled device optimized for Internet communications in a slim pocketsize format. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet features an impressive high-resolution (800x480) 4.13-inch widescreen display with zoom and on-screen, full-screen finger keyboard or handwriting recognition.

Aside from Wi-Fi, the device can also connect to the Internet utilising Bluetooth wireless technology via a compatible mobile device.

The Internet Tablet OS 2006 edition which is based on popular desktop Linux and Open Source technologies is planned to be available during the second quarter of 2006 in selected countries in Europe and the Americas.