Yet Another SBC

Bob Courchaine bobc at
Thu May 26 17:20:02 UTC 2005

Tim Rowledge wrote:
> The Nokia770 is what we're talking about here. Linux, 800*480 16bpp screen,
> 64Mb ram, 128Mb flash (about half used by system)
> A longish list of ordinary boring app provided. Usual file formats supported
> (mp3, mpeg1, jpeg, all that), 802.11b/g (good for the g), bluetooth, usb.
> Weighs about 8oz, about 6x3.0.75" Sort of a very cute sideways palm.
> The CPU is apparently the TI version of the ARM9 @ 220MHz. That will be roughly
> the same performance as my older RPCs (less cpu by a tiny fraction, better
> memory access) so Squeak would be ok but not great in Morphic performance. 64Mb
> of ram would be a bit tight with linux and x11 and gnome running all at once.

Very intriguing!

> Strip the pointless unix junk out of it and put a real OS in instead and it
> could be a very nice portable exobox device. Just 5 years too late....

"...real OS..."? Like what, Tim? Does stripping the "pointless" stuff
out make it (Linux) real or is there something else you'd do?

>From what I can see, the exobox never reached the light of day. Why
would this device redux be 5 yrs too late?


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