[maemo-developers] Maemo roadmap, SDK improvements...

From: Acadia Secure Networks acadiasecurenets at aol.com
Date: Sat Mar 3 22:01:36 EET 2007

thanks for sharing this.

 I am starting to demo the N800 informally to individuals who are 
interested in potential business applications for the device and it 
really helps to know that there is a roadmap for both maemo and for the 
device itself. Just today someone came up to me after overhearing a  
discussion I was having with another individual about the N800 and the 
interloper asked if I had one. I said yes and then I proceeded to show 
him the N800 .pdf reader and we then went to work on paring the N800with 
his Bluetooth enabled Verizon Wireless Motorola handset with (hacked) 
tethering support for his broadband service (Verizon Wireless's 
broadband service is based on EVDO).

His company is interested in "losing the laptop" for their field techs. 
Instead they want to utilize a smaller but Internet connectible device 
using Bluetooth + mobile broadband, like the N800,  that can be used to 
pull down and read .pdf's of service manuals, for the plethora of 
premises security systems (many of them legacy systems) for which his 
company provides maintenance services.

Related to this them of "losing the laptop"  I am thinking of marketing 
the N800 as a "greener" device in the energy conservation sense since it 
will, in general, consume less power than a laptop computer and be able 
to go longer between times when it has to be attached to the "grid" for 
recharging. Do you have any quantitative info on how much more efficient 
the N800 is relative to the average laptop/notebook?

It occurs to me that having an auto charger for the N800 would be very 
desirable. Better still would be to provide an adapter cable (USB to 
Nokia custom power supply input connector) so a USB type charger which 
is already available on the market (I happen to have one of these) could 
be used with the N800. That way field service techs using this device 
could recharge the device from their vehicle power.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks

Quim Gil wrote:
> Here we go: http://test.maemo.org/community/roadmap.html
> It's in the test website (to be released as new site soon), it looks
> ugly (I'll leave to others the beautification) but the information
> contained is fresh and 100% real.
> On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 10:59 +0200, Gil Quim (Nokia-M/Helsinki) wrote:
>> http://maemo.org/platform/docs/roadmap.html 
>> This page needs an update. I will help getting this page on shape.
>> This update is also a good opportunity to discuss possible futures.
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