[maemo-users] Nokia device usage

From: Ryan Abel rabelg5 at gmail.com
Date: Fri Mar 6 17:36:35 EET 2009
On Mar 6, 2009, at 10:03 AM, Mark wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 1:45 AM, Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> 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.
> Sure, they "say" it, after you've already bought the thing and are on
> a mailing list and a discussion such as this comes up, but NOWHERE in
> the sales literature or at any sales point that I've seen does it say
> that. That little morsel is *not* freely disseminated.

Yeah, and it also works exactly as advertised in the sales literature.  
You're grasping for a point, but not making much progress.

Ryan Abel
Maemo Community Council chair

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