[maemo-users] Nokia device usage

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Fri Mar 6 10:45:10 EET 2009
On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 11:48:26AM -0700, Mark wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Ryan Abel <rabelg5 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mar 5, 2009, at 1:38 PM, Mark wrote:
> >> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> wrote:
> >>> Overall, the current generations of NITs are far from perfect, but they
> >>> are the best hacker's devices of their size I've ever seen.
> >>
> >> And *that* is the summary of the state of the tablets: they're *great*
> >> for hackers, but as consumer end-user devices, not so much.
> >
> > And? This is exactly how Nokia's positioned them, so it sounds like the plan
> > is working really well.
> >
> That is as Benjamin Disraeli would say it, a "damned lie". Your
> unrealistic protests notwithstanding, these things have been and still
> are being sold as consumer devices, and nowhere are they referred to
> as being aimed at hackers.

On several occasions people from Nokia with official-sounding titles
(such as "Vice President") explicitly say that they expect it will take
around five generations for the Internet Tablets to be consumer-ready.
The N810 is 3rd generation.

I'd provide references if I weren't a lazy bum.

Marius Gedminas
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not
certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
                -- Albert Einstein
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