[maemo-users] Nokia device usage

From: Ognen Duzlevski ognen at naniteworld.com
Date: Fri Mar 6 16:39:33 EET 2009
Marius Gedminas wrote:
> 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
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Here is one:

"If you look at the Internet tablet segment, it’s not dying at all, on 
the contrary -- it's our future. I remember saying at some launch even 
that it would take five generations of the Internet Tablet devices to 
really make them mass consumer products -- so far, we have launched only 
three generations and the fourth is in the making at this very moment, 
based on the Maemo software that is written for touch-based products, so 
it's a very important asset for us."

Taken from http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=14786 - it is 
apparently a statement made by a Nokia VP.

I guess I should have had the foresight to google "five generations 
consumer ready nokia" before buying my N800 ;)


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