[maemo-users] Nokia device usage

From: Aniello Del Sorbo anidel at gmail.com
Date: Fri Mar 6 18:18:14 EET 2009
2009/3/6 Ognen Duzlevski <ognen at naniteworld.com>:
> 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.
> Aniello,
> :) 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?
> Ognen

I don't need it :)
So I won't buy it.

If it would be cheap and do what I need, I might buy it.

I perfectly understand what you are saying, but I don't think it's
entirely the n8x0's fault.
It may not have been your device.


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