[maemo-users] N800 not N-series? :-)

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Tue Apr 8 16:58:22 EEST 2008

I would say Nokia has some catching up to do.

Ironically, Microsoft itself, with its online services is rapidly moving 
away from IE browser proprietary technologies and toward the use of the 
AJAX paradigm.

The Microsoft Office Live service (similar to Godaddy, etc.) works that 
way so it supports IE6. IE7, and Firefox 2.0 but not Safari (at least 
not on Windows).

Yesterday  I used my N800 to access the service by means of 
Bluetooth<=>Verizon Wireless EVDO<=>Verizon Wireless Internet.

Once I was authenticated to the service it worked albeit with difficulty 
given the small screen size of the N800. Having said that, it is 
actually possible, using the N800 browser, to perform www page editing 
using the (albeit somewhat crude) www page Site Designer/Page Editor 
application that is a part of the OfficeLive service. The N800 with its 
small screen size is really not practical for this kind of activity but 
the fact that it even works at all is significant given Microsoft's 
historical intransigence regarding the support of Non-Microsoft 
technologies/frameworks.protocols. etc.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

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Jac Kersing wrote:
> Hmmm,
> Nokia just lauched the Nokia Music Store, however when trying to access it 
> using a N800 I'm getting a page stating:
> "Nokia Music does not support Mozilla Firefox (Linux) on your operating 
> system
> Supported operating systems are Windows XP and Vista using Microsoft 
> Internet Explorer"
> (Rough translation from dutch error message)
> So I tried the page using a Linux desktop. Different error page, with a 
> link to the N-series website. After selecting that link, first thing it 
> shows on the main page is: N810 (The new N810 WiMAX edition...)
> Ironic isn't it? :-)
> (Did I realy expect to be able to use a device with Linux to access 
> copyrighted content? No. That is probably still one step too far)
> Jac
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