[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Bad unjustified reputation ?

From: John B. Holmblad jholmblad at aol.com
Date: Fri Jan 20 18:33:34 EET 2006

thanks for pointing out the article.

Having read the article, I have to say that, aside the poor choice of 
article headline on the part of the author, I do not agree with your 
overall assessment of the article. I thought the author's overall 
assessment was actually reasonable.

Based on what I have read on this list, in terms of problems,  turns of 
the OS image, etc. I have to conclude that Nokia has a long way to go in 
learning how to launch a consumer product like this (new technology + 
new target market).  Just think if the Apple IPOD Nano came out with as 
many problems as the 770? Apple years ago learned the the process of 
launching consumer products like this  the hard way with their failure 
with the Newton PDA (new technology+new market). Nokia is learning with 
the 770, which is clearly not the same as a mobile phone product.

I  am encouraged by what I read on this list that the technical problems 
are being worked out and perhaps the next release of the 770 hw will 
address performance concerns as well. I think also that 770 pricing is 
an issue in the U.S. at least where the market is awash with technology 
substitutes. The price for the 770 really needs to be at ~~$200 to grab 
the attention of consumers who could care less about which OS it is 
running. Again, using Apple's IPOD Nano as an example, that rough price 
point of $200 hit the market "nail" on the head. At that price point it 
is not unusual to find households with several IPODS.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


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Messing, Elad wrote:
> Hi All,
>         I just stumbled across this article (Google alerts, god bless 
> them).
>         _http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/01/02/01OPopenent_1.html_
>         I read it through, and I have to say I may have 10% of the 
> problems mentioned here. Not more !
>         If I would read this article before buying the device, I would 
> probably not buy it... and I think other people would think the same - 
> all for false facts !
>         There isn't any "talk back" option on this site, and I guess 
> writing to Mr. McAllister wouldn't change this "according to my 
> experiment" article - but in any case that's a pity...
> Elad Messing
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