[maemo-users] my two big fustrations with the N800 - please help me find aworkaround!

From: DrFredC.com drfredc at drfredc.com
Date: Sat Jul 21 08:29:12 EEST 2007
James Knott wrote:
> My point is that since it is almost a general purpose computer, people
> should be able to do what ever they want with it, including PDA
> function.  That said, I find some of the apps are not quite "there" yet,
> as far as product quality and usability go.  For example, while there is
> an email client, the import function doesn't import properly from Sea
> Monkey, in that it mixes up a couple of fields.  The capability is
> certainly in the device, we simply need the applications to use it properly.
> Another problem I've encountered, is with remote X apps.  On my desktop
> linux systems, I can remotely run apps, via ssh and X.  While I can
> start and display those apps on my N800, I can't use the keyboard or
> hand writing recognition to entere anything.  This has been part of X
> and Unix/Linux for many years, yet it's broken on the N800.-
I agree that Nokia could perhaps do a little more to direct folks to PIM 
apps for the N800.  However, in the big picture, I'm sure they will 
come, probably sooner than later. 

As for importing into the n800 mail client, my experience is there are 
also problems with importing from Thunderbird.  However, curiously, I 
imported my TBird address book into my N800, then exported it back to 
another computer which needed a TBird address book update.  Here I 
corrected the goofed up assignments (nickname and emails were 
reversed).  Then I exported back to the N800 and the corrections were 
correctly displayed in the N800.  Go figure.   I suppose it's possible 
that TBird had an update in the interum that might have played a role.   
Or something else was in play. 

  It would be very nice to get a Tbird (or Seamonkey) on the N800 that 
would have junk mail and folder filters.   It's a  big struggle to use 
the n800 to sort thru a couple hundred emails a day which Tbird does on 
my laptop without much trouble.  Seems to me most of these TBird 
features were available back when I was  bulleting along with a 133 M 
processor with 128M of memory.  

Always, Dr Fred C
drfredc at drfredc.com

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