I bought the 770 on Friday with the intent to do some light surfing around the house. I found, however, that I could not access Outlook on the Web (which I need to read my work e-mail) and posted about it to this forum (thanks for the responses). After spending much of the weekend reading about the 770, including reading extensively through this forum, my guess is that OWA is not loading properly because of a shortage of memory on the 770, but that remains basically a reasonably educated guess.
I spent many hours reading about a technique to increase the memory of the 770 by using the mmc card as virtual memory, and this may be a solution. Indeed, I must compliment the authors of various posts, how to's and other informative articles aimed at making the "techno-greek" semi-understandable, even to someone who didn't know the word "linux" before Friday. The average consumer, however, simply cannot perform the complicated process of reformatting memory cards and reprograming the 770 notwithstanding herculean best efforts at creating clear step-by-step instructions and even an apparant automation for at least part of the process (I think).
With my various incarnations of windows ce/windows mobile devices (I have owned very many), I could buy a sofware that would automatically edit the registry to do certain extremely useful hacks to the o/s that I, as a novice, would be loathe to undertake. Until the 770 has such a software, it doesn't seem likely that an average user can take advantage of all that the 770 seems to have to offer and even to overcome certain shortcomings in the 770's design.
More particularly, if the Nokia people read this forum, they need to understand that working with linux to the degree required to increase the virtual memory, which seems to be a very significant issue with the device, is simply not achievable for an average consumer with little or no programing and linux experience. I hope the Nokia folks consider this in the next version of the o/s or in the next version of the hardware to follow the 770, if any.
I for one would gladly pay someone to setup the 770 vitual memory hack and to reformat my mmc card. It would be valuable to me, and I simply lack the time and skill to make it happen. I think that open source is great, but perhaps paid software would help incent experienced developers to engineer software for the 770 that can bring results only attainable to experts to the true beginner end user. I think Nokia needs to support very strongly the development efforts of the 770 or the 770 will never really succeed with the mass market and will rather occupy a very small niche market among gadgetphiles who, I am sure, will reengineer it into a terrific device ala the Apple Newton, which, to this day, bests current windows mobile devices in many areas. I know this is heresay on this forum, but I found myself pondering a windows mobile device in the form factor of the 770 or maybe Oragami with windows mobile instead of XP - sorry.
I totally agree: i tryed to increase the virtual memory using the Rs-mmc card through swapping process, but it's far too complicated for a novice as i am. Even trying to gain root caused me a lot of problems.