Nokia finds WiFi-only device popular

Nokia is planning to boost production of its new 770 WiFi device after online sales surged beyond the vendor's expectations. Nokia put the device for sale on the Web to some select U.S. and European regions, and there is now a two-week waiting list for the $359 device. The offering doesn't include any mobile phone functionality but is intended for browsing over WiFi. Featuring a 4.1-inch screen, the portable device offers full Internet access and email services. Nokia says it's in discussions with broadband ISPs and WiFi network operators, and it's likely these companies will subsidize these devices with a service contract. We could see a whole new category of devices that fills a niche between Blackberry-type devices and smart phones and laptops.

Read more about Nokia's 770 device:
- check out this article in The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)

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