[maemo-users] N810 with GSM radio

From: Wayne Fiori dev9null at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jan 13 22:23:04 EET 2009
It would make the device far too expensive for its market. The cogs on
the radio device would add to the base cost. There would be different
European and American model -- each market uses different frequencies
for GSM/EDGE. That homologation for manufacturing would add additional
costs. The repair depot logistics would change as well. There would be
real FCC (and the equivalents) regulatory requirements to be met.
Worse, you would need to purchase service from a mobile phone

At that point the cost increases would push customers to an iPhone or
similar smart phone.

IMO, the best advantage that the tablets have is being free of the
entanglement mobile phone service providers.

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:13 PM, fcassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can't believe Nokia is so dumb. The software stack in the N800 /
> N810 is stable, proven, and time-tested.
> So why can't they release a N810 with embedded GSM/EDGE radio? All
> that is needed is a phone dialer applet.
> Of course, a "premium" version could add 3G, but for me to check GMail
> on the go, EDGE is just fine.
> Thoughts? Comments? Expletives?
> FC
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