Nokia 770 Wishes

I've been reviewing my s and s, so here's the five pieces of software I'd love to have on a based on what I've read about it and experienced during the eight hours that I had my hands on one so far.

I played around with a sample a few weeks back and am still trying to buy one for myself, which right now.

All of these were carefully weighed against what I need and don't need from such a device. For instance, I couldn't care less for PIM functionality (it can be replaced by adequate access to my desktop machines and Backpack for short-lived to-dos and reminders), I don't need multimedia (not besides updated Flash support, at least), and pretty much everything else I might need to do in one can be done via the browser.

So here's the list. And yes, there are five of them, as usual:

  • Since there doesn't appear to be any VPN support whatsoever (and there's little chance of a Cisco VPN client being developed for it), my first wish has to be an tunnel manager with SOCKS support - one with a decent UI for public key and port forwarding management.
  • The second wish is a client with virtual screen resizing (i.e., I want to use it both at native resolution and a scrollable 1024x768 virtual screen) and a sane text input UI. might do in a pinch, but I will not touch NX with a five-foot-pole - plus should make it a lot easier to map the memory card as a remote drive (which should work if it's built out of rdesktop sources).
  • My third wish would be a vector-based notepad that lets me scribble atop a set of predefined page templates in portrait mode. I'm thinking D*I*Y Planner here, with the templates defined as either PNG or SVG files that you load on to the device and pick from when creating a new page. I don't need (or want) handwriting recognition, only some form of SVG or PostScript export to back up the results and eventually send them to a printer. Being able to use the osso text input to tag each sheet with keywords would be nice, and just about all the metadata I need besides page creation and modification dates.
  • My fourth wish would be a port that displayed -like notifications instead of taking up the whole screen and had some form of pre-defined template replies. I don't plan on chatting intensively on a , but presence and a short "I'm on the sixth floor meeting" are essential and save a lot of time on the phone.
  • My fifth (and last) wish is for a Newton emulator port (yeah, I know it is pretty damn impossible for all sorts of reasons, including legal ones). Despite the work that has gone into and the sheer technical brilliance of the complete  package, I would drop it in a flash for a Newton-like environment.

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