[maemo-users] Nokia NXXX With A Phone!

From: Jonathan Greene atmasphere at atmasphere.net
Date: Thu Jan 24 19:03:44 EET 2008
I can't imagine Nokia commenting on this publicly ...

I agree though - dedicated wireless would be very cool.  The first
take will be the WiMax enabled device which should show itself
sometime in Q2 from what I've read.  You'll need to live in a place
that can take advantage of this of course, but at least the wireless
is or can be always on. A SIM slot and 3G radio would be killer imho
though.  Nokia does not currently offer a 3G device that works in all
regions so they'd have to make multiple sku's which is perhaps not
what they want to do given the lower number of sales (presumably) the
tablet brings in compared with more widely sold handsets.  They are
certainly into selling open (carrier free) devices though so who

On Jan 24, 2008 11:38 AM, Aaron Newcomb <anewcomb2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK enthusiasts, when is this going to happen? I talked about this a
> lot with attendees of the last Ohio LInuxfest and it is clear that the
> next generation of this device needs a phone. I know that there will
> be squabbles with the carriers about not being able to lock down the
> features (in the US at least), but I am convinced that this device
> would sell millions of units if it was a phone along with all the
> other great things that it does already.
> I think the relative success of the iPhone is proof that people are
> willing to pay for it. If the cost can stay on par with the iPhone or
> even slightly more people would flock to an all-in-one device that you
> can develop and run your own apps on.
> I fall into the group of people who need to be on my cell phone a lot
> for work and I carry my laptop around for access to the web (email,
> calendar, short browsing sessions). I also carry a media player for
> video and audio playback. I can't stand Blackberry or Treo phones.
> Most of the people I work with have them and hate them. So, as I see
> it the N810 meets 2 out of 3 of my needs, but that third one (cell
> phone) is where I spend most of my work time and I just can't justify
> the cost unless I can get that last component.
> For no extra charge ... I am happy to use a wired or bluetooth headset
> or speakerphone. I don't need to hold the device up to my head. I have
> gotten past the Ma Bell days of yesteryear.
> Does anyone have an inside scoop on this? Is this even in the labs at
> this point? Am I out of my mind or is this next step the most
> important one in the evolution of the product?
> --
> Thanks,
> Aaron Newcomb
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