[maemo-users] [Fwd: Re: Fwd: Skype on N800]

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Wed Jul 4 11:41:49 EEST 2007
On Wednesday 04 July 2007 01:24:45 Alan Williamson wrote:
> Sorry replied to the individual not the list -- man do i hate that
> "feature" of the list (and yes for the record, i completely disagree
> with every point made by that link that attempts to justify it) :)
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Fwd: Skype on N800
> Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 09:23:31 +0100
> From: Alan Williamson <alan at blog-city.com>
> Reply-To: alan at blog-city.com
> Organization: Blog-City Ltd
> To: James Sparenberg <james at linuxrebel.org>
> > The last point above has value in light of a recent development.  I could
> > point to 2 things 1.  the shear hype surround the iPhone.  and second the
> > expert surfing done by the RAZR team managing to release a new "color" or
> > other change every time  sales began to slow.
> I agree -- the hype around the iPhone has been interesting to watch.
> Especially as they address the awful onscreen keyboard usage which seems
> to be getting people in a bit of a tizz.
> If you look at the video on the Apple site; they have everything the
> N800 has, except for one rather cool little feature.  But that is
> something i am sure nokia could easily add in with a next release
> (predicts which key you are going to press next and makes that box bigger).
> Nokia -- get thy head out of the sand and take a leaf out of that Jobs
> boy book -- either start hyping up your cool stuff, or give US THE TOOLS
> and we'll do it for you!

One question right off the bat ... will Nokia be at Linux World in San 
Francisco this August.  A few years ago the Zarus team managed to sell 
several hundred of them during the show just by demo'ing and offering a "by 
it now" discount.  I know I've sold more than just a few just by using mine.  
Heck bring in both the 770 (at the current discount) and the n800 (at 10% off  
ror a show special or give away an extra battery/special case/whatever) I'd 
be willing to bet you could drop off several hundred in short order.  

Note too that the people buying these would be a combination of tech geeks (Sr 
Admins CIO's etc) and straight business types.  


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