[maemo-users] N810 is here

From: Gary Baribault gary at baribault.net
Date: Thu Oct 18 22:16:03 EEST 2007
Why the heck would they remove the FM Radio?

And go down to 1 memory slot? I guess that one could be because of the
placement of the keyboard.

It sure would be nice if we could charge from the USB and host unpowered
on the USB. I assume that the hosting is a question of support and
battery life.

Gary Baribault
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Jonathan Greene wrote:
> Been meaning to reply back to this thread .... been hectic here.
> My device is pre-release and has a slip case which I believe will be
> included.
> Ogg is not included for codec licensing issues...
> Form factor is excellent as is the build and it will apparently get a
> bit better over the course of the pre-release period along with the
> updates to the OS for release.
> Non-Powered USB...can't charge - not sure about keyboard, but I assume
> not and it's the micro-USB variety.
> MiniSD gives you up to 10GB storage with the internal ...   US / Canada
> maps are preinstalled in much (think it's around1.8GB) of the 2GB
> internal and non-removable card which is how you get 256 free there.
> Wimax is next year... I've been told it's "later."
> No FM radio either...
> Anything else - I'll likely have an overview blog post up in the next
> 24-48 hours once i get back to NY have time to think it out a bit with
> some extended use.
> If there's something specific you'd like to know, please let me know...
> On 10/18/07, *Steve Greenland* < steveg at moregruel.net
> <mailto:steveg at moregruel.net>> wrote:
>     According to John Rudd  < john at rudd.cc <mailto:john at rudd.cc>>:
>     > And, no, it's not about "open and free".  Since the developers in
>     > question are Nokia (since the comment was directed at the release
>     of the
>     > N810 itself, and not a request for more 3rd party development), it's
>     > about how much effort the developers need to put into supporting
>     > something vs. the amount of return they get from supporting it.
>     Actually, it is about being open and free. Nokia promotes the tablet
>     as an open platform, and is using huge amounts of free software as the
>     basis for its product. To ignore ogg-vorbis support, which *is* an
>     important feature for many of us (and far more valuable, to *me*, than
>     WMA and AAC support), and is pretty much the only free-as-in-freedom
>     codec, is a bit of a slap in the face.
>     Some of us do have political agendas, such as promoting the use of free
>     software. That Nokia uses our software (as is their right, according to
>     our licenses), but then promotes non-free codecs/software, is a bit sad.
>     Regards,
>     Steve
>     --
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>         system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
>         world.       -- seen on the net
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