[maemo-users] Nokia device usage

From: Alejandro López listas.apl at googlemail.com
Date: Fri Mar 6 18:58:30 EET 2009
Hi Eero,

Eero Tamminen wrote:
> Hi,
> To assess whether this was a realistic expectation, were there other
> mobile devices[1] which provided Skype *video*calls when you bought
> the device?
> [1] mobile = ones that are same size or smaller, see my earlier
>     mail about power consumption & heat dissipation.

What I mean is that the N810:
- was announced with Skype running on it,
- at that time Skype had videoconf running on linux for some time,
- the N810 run linux,
- the device has a webcam.

With all this in mind, although it is not explicitly said (I accept!), how can you imagine that there is no videoconf? Everything is/was there to have it!

Imagine for a moment that when you launch Skype on the tablet for the very first time you discover that only written chat is supported. No voice at all. It is normal to expect voice in Skype, as it is normal to expect video. So it was/is a realistic expectation, even if no other device had this feature. 

Maybe no other device has this feature, but one device must be the first one to have it. I thought it was the N810.

On the other side, it isn't Nokia's fault if Skype didn't port a newer version of their application, but Nokia forgetting to mention it is an old version with missing features is something only a marketing guy would do. You see my point?


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