[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: Some Thoughts Regarding IT OS 2007 and the N800

From: Fabien Penso fabienpenso at gmail.com
Date: Sat Jan 27 16:55:12 EET 2007
On 1/27/07, Dr. Nicholas Shaw <Doc at docharley.com> wrote:
> Now that's sad.
> (...)
> Another contributor wrote that, unfortunately, the N800 is still
> largely a developer device.  I think that says it all very well.
> Regards,

I agree with you on all that you said. I also would like to know about
Nokia official reply to what Sean said on his very long and well
describe article N800/Newton. I've thought about all the UI issues he
raised after 2 days of use, and I had not read his article yet.

An example is using your finger for the menu, hitting the down arrow
and see the menu moving of few pixels only. Takes 4 seconds to move
the menu to the bottom keeping my finger on the arrow.

Changing the left 3 top icons with a drag&drop way like the Dock on
osX, to add/change or remove application I use most of the time on the
800 would be a nice feature too. And a launcher similar to the Palm
(or the way iPhone seem to go now) with nice icons instead of a left

Having notification Windows appearing on the bottom menu instead of
the top right corner hiding some part of the display would be a great

etc. The N800 is a great piece of hardware, but I have the feeling the
software part isn't as good as I would expect to be (maybe my
expectations are too high). I also know the N800 has just been
released and I don't need to hear "just do it yourself". I would just
like to know if Nokia has thoses issues on a TODO list, or if they
don't care at all (or think it's good the way it is now).


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