Nokia’s Internet Tablet, a nifty little handheld, is about to get even niftier. With Nokia buying Trolltech, the latter’s Qt Linux dev toolkit will be slurped into the system. Moreover, the popular and consumer-friendly linux distribution, Ubuntu, is also making its way to the pocket-size portable thanks to a Nokia-supported ARM port.
Ars Technica reports that Nokia’s got “ambitious plans” for Qt support across its entire lineup, making it easy for developers to create apps that work on both linux and Symbian platforms.
There’s a thriving community around these internet tablets, but I’ve only dicked around with them once or twice at crowded conference booths. Are they close to working like fully-fledged computers, or just fancy smartphones without the smartphone?