OS 2006 is out!
A phone call
You can download it now at maemo.org download site and pretty soon also at www.nokia.com. (For a Windows PC, you also need to download a new update wizard. And, when upgrading your device, please, remember to press down the home key while booting up the 770 for a firmware update.)
Tools for software developers have been out for some time at maemo.org as a beta. And for consumers, we have now opened an interesting site @ tableteer.nokia.com where you can go with your 770 and get all kinds of bits and pieces.
The Tableteer site on your 770 screen
I'm pretty proud of what we've done so far! What we've got is an upgredable, open source based consumer product.
Upgreadable -- the product gets better even after you purchased it! You do not need to by a new device to get new functionality. And with this new software we've proven that now. So it is not like you conventional mobile phones, for example.
Open source based -- Using Linux, GNOME and other open source technologies allows us to introduce new interesting features. They provide us with a good quality platform. The open source based development model provides a means for collaborative development with open source communities. I predict that this is how products will be developed in the future, and we do so already now.
Consumer product -- the 770 is simple, durable, and highly usable. We want to keep the basic product accessable for all (while the Linux and open source based software allows developers to develop complex and sophisticated additional applications and features). With these devices and software, we are making internet mobile.
Hey, I'm bragging about it ;-) Please, let me. The OS 2006 is now available.