[maemo-users] Some Data Backed Commentary in the midst of this week's Blather about the Iphone

From: Jonathan Greene atmasphere at atmasphere.net
Date: Thu Jun 28 04:57:57 EEST 2007
Reading your Bluetooth DUN comment... I was on the train home tonight
tapping madly on my bluetooth keyboard and N800 wondering whether I'd
be able to that with the iPhone.  Other than headset,we have no info -
at least for another 1.5 days.

On 6/27/07, Gopi Flaherty <gopiballava at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 27, 2007, at 7:23 PM, Acadia Secure Networks wrote:
> > (which are in fact quite user extensible, witness the software product
> > portfolio available at handago) by dis-allowing the user from
> > installing
> > arbitrary software "apps" on it.
> I don't like that aspect of it. We'll see how long it remains closed.
> There isn't an API for it, though, and it does clearly have
> significant differences compared to standard OS X, so opening it up
> isn't straightforward.
> >  I would be interested to know how long ATT is going to have
> > exclusivity
> > on the Iphone. If it is more than say 6 months, then that will give
> > iphone competitors time to sell/design/build competing solutions to
> > the
> > other mobile service providers, which they, are probably already
> > doing.
> What will the iPhone competitors do that they aren't already trying
> to do?
> A browser that's desktop-class? Everybody else is updating their
> browsers all the time. They want good browsers.
> Email with attachments? My Nokia E70's email client requires about 5
> button presses to view a photo, and then when I close the photo it
> prompts me if I want to save the photo or not. No, I was just
> _viewing_ it in my email.
> I don't think that the iPhone does anything that the competition
> hasn't been trying to do for years. I just think that it does the
> things it does better than anybody else. The UI is very innovative.
> We'll see what the performance is like, and what sort of issues
> people find, but given the terrible state of so many smart phones on
> the market today, I don't see them doing a great job improving things
> even if they have good inspiration.
> Personally, my two top priorities on my iPhone will be:
> 1. Command-line python apps so I can attach AJAX to the innards.
> 2. Bluetooth DUN so I can use my N800 with it.
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