[maemo-users] Fwd: Skype on N800

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Fri Jul 6 07:44:37 EEST 2007
On Wednesday 04 July 2007 02:03:26 Quim Gil wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-07-04 at 01:03 -0700, ext James Sparenberg wrote:
> > the shear hype surround the iPhone.
> Comparing the Apple&iPhone buzz with Nokia&N800 buzz isn't accurate. The
> right comparison is Nokia&N95. These terrains fall far out of the maemo
> scope, really.

As a physical product goes I would agree with the above.  But my point is not 
related to the product but rather the methodology of marketing.  The n800 
video that comes with the n800 would make a great commercial for example.

Jobs doesn't sell electronics,computers, or phones.  He sells a lifestyle. An 
attitude, He targets the kinds of TV that his market watches (National 
Geographic, TLC, Discovery, SciFi channel to name a few).  

This n800 is IMHO exactly that an attitude.  No one here "needed" their Nokia 
any more than they would need an iPhone.  This is a want and a passion.  I'm 
just advocating that Nokia pander to the passion.  


> maemo has still many challenges to accomplish its core mission: open
> source development for Internet Tablets. What you are demanding are
> tools and spaces for creating this end-user buzz and make it grow.
> Having an open platform is helpful, but maemo is probably not the place.
> Nobody expects iPhone end users getting excited at developer.apple.com
> either.
> We need to keep the scope in developers, and additionally power users
> because they are an essential piece in any open source environment. Of
> course maemo can and should contribute to this buzz, and any ideas
> around this are welcome. From this to Skype-related buzz there is a too
> long jump, though.
> I believe what you are asking for needs to flourish and evolve around
> Tableteer, Nseries.com or a dedicated site for that. Let's see if we can
> meet your expectations in this context.

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