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2.0 out of 5 stars Lots of kit for the money - but beware problems!, 8 Nov. 2008
This review is from: Nokia 770 Internet Tablet with Navigation Kit (Electronics)
When this arrived I was very impressed by what I got - not only the NOKIA N770 itself with all of the accessories but also the bluetooth GPS module and a high-quality mounting kit for the car.
The N770 arrived with OS2005 installed whereas the documentation was for OS2006? The Navicore GPS software would not install with this version of OS so I downloaded OS2006 from the Nokia website and flashed it into the N770. I then found that the N770 was completely blind to any wifi signals so I could not connect to my home network. It had worked fine with OS2005. On investigation I discovered that this is a known issue with the N770 with OS2006 onwards and is believed to be due to a either a problem of compatability with the newer wireless 'N' wifi standard or the unit not be able to cope if there are lots of wireless networks in range.
With OS2006 installed the unit worked fine at the wifi hotspot at my local coffee shop.
The N770 is a nice unit but beware - with OS2006 the wifi may not work in locations where there is lots of wifi activity or with wireless 'N' networks nearby. OS2005 only gives basic operation of the N770 as there appears to be little or no third party software for this version of the OS.
If I had not been able to use the excellent LD-3W bluetooth GPS module with my laptop and the unit had not worked with my favourite internet music site then I think I would have returned the package as unfit for purpose.
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