[maemo-users] any hope for 770

From: Karl Bellve Karl.Bellve at umassmed.edu
Date: Thu Dec 20 16:08:34 EET 2007
Luca Ognibene wrote:
> Uhm.. you don't like the media player? use mplayer... you don't like
> the browser? there is microb (based on mozilla and open source) you
> don't like the default mail program? there is modest and/or claws mail
> (open source). And you don't need to reflash whole device to install
> these programs.. btw i have a n800, don't know if these programs work
> on n770.
> ciao
> Luca
I have done all that. I use mplayer but it chokes on wmv videos but it 
does almost every mpg I throw at it, unlike the default media player. I 
used mimino for a while, but it has issues (but very good attempt). 3rd 
party software is what makes the Nokia 770 a worth while device. I just 
use web mail for my email...I have given up on a real email application...

The problem is that the Nokia 770,800 and 810 are devices that are 
heavily dependent upon Nokia for their software. You can't just update 
individual packages and some of the 3rd party packages don't have the 
ability to really bang on Nokia hardware. It is as if they treat the 
device more like a phone and not a computer. The problem is it isn't as 
reliable as a phone and crashes like a computer...so, the users need to 
be able to update the core software independently of Nokia. This applies 
to all N-Series.

I am just too used to Firefox and Thunderbird on my desktop to put up 
with random crashes and poor performance on my Nokia. Everyone else can 
continue beta testing for Nokia, but I will pass for a while.

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