Nokia/Maemo

Like everyone else, I am totally stoked about the new Nokia 770. The hardware looks sweet, but the fact that it is coupled with a sane open development platform just makes it ridiculously attractive. Especially considering it’s based on a platform we all know relatively well :)

The screenshots look really great. One thing I wonder about, though, is how well the included apps deal with an unreliable network. I mean, if I stroll out of range from my wifi, will all kinds of errors and stuff show up, or will it deal gracefully? The development site mentions some things about getting events like “low battery” over dbus. Hopefully “network is down” is the same kind of thing, and apps can just go into offline mode or whatever.

It would be really fabulous to get mono running on this thing. I wonder if something like a “compact edition” of it would be needed.