[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] OS2006 roadmap

From: Ted Zlatanov tzz at lifelogs.com
Date: Wed Jan 10 20:42:05 EET 2007
On 10 Jan 2007, dave.neuer at pobox.com wrote:

> What's amazing to me is that someone in charge at Nokia thinks that
> independant developers are going to flock to develop a market-creating
> software ecosystem for a $400-$500 half-open platform, especially in
> light of Apple's recent announcement of the iPhone -- a $500 half-open
> platform which presumably will ship with Apple-provided "killer apps,"
> no magic market creation required.

Well, obviously there will be 500 such developers now :)  I just think
it should have been 1500 happy users with $100 discounts instead of
500 happy developers with $300 discounts.

> In short, I think that fully opening the platform (both n770 and n880)
> now is the only way Nokia's going to be able to compete when the
> iPhone comes out in 5 or 6 months.

You are basing this on the potential impact of an unreleased device?
Never mind that the 770/N800 is not a phone, and doesn't require a
2-year Cingular contract as the iPhone will in addition to its $500
price.  I agree with the sentiment, but the reasoning doesn't support
it IMHO.


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