[maemo-users] Nokia device usage

From: Ognen Duzlevski ognen at naniteworld.com
Date: Fri Mar 6 18:13:00 EET 2009
Aniello Del Sorbo wrote:
> 2009/3/6 Matt Emson <memsom at interalpha.co.uk>:
>> Mark wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I'm trying to stay out of this discussion, because it is a circular
>> argument - no one will win because there is no simple correct stance.
>> However, I got my N800 in a PC World store in the UK. PC World is a
>> large retail chain aimed primarily at consumers. They sell Microsoft
>> products to Ma and Pa types. They also sell some more specialized parts
>> - at highly inflated prices, and just because an Apple dealer. Having
>> acknowledged that point, on the whole, you go to PC World to buy
>> consumer electronics, not bleeding edged hacker tools. Make of that what
>> you want, but also notice that not all territories that sell Nokia
>> products treat them in the same way - this is the reason the argument is
>> circular. The N800 was never sold as anything *but* a consumer product
>> in PC World - which may well speak volumes for PC World's stupidity, but
>> also supports what Mark is saying.
> So what are you guys saying ?
> The ADs are not true for this particular device?
> But is there any ADs that is true for device ?
> Is Windows fulfilling what's said in its ADs?
> Was Mac OS X 10.0 doing the same?
> Was it buggy and slow as hell?
> I don't get it.
> And, as I said earlier, I think you guys are pretending too much out of it.
> It does what it is supposed to do (browsing, im, email).
> It may not do it perfectly, but it does it and I think that's also
> what is in its ADs.


:) I guess I am now going to invoke someone's bicycle analogy: the 
bicycle you just bought can go in a straight line (maybe turn if you 
have 20 years of cycling experience under your belt and tons of time to 
spend practicing) except that it is only at speeds of 1km/h. When you 
sit on the bicycle it will take some time to actually start moving even 
though you have been working the pedals for a few minutes. Now, when you 
buy a mirror for your bike (or a horn), it might or might not work, 
depending on how good you are with mirrors or horns and how much time 
you have to spend playing with them. Finally, the GPS that you can 
attach to the bike comes with a poorly written map software that 
sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Would you buy this bike?


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