[maemo-users] Ihpone on Steroids to IT G5?

From: Kevin T. Neely ktneely at astroturfgarden.com
Date: Fri Mar 13 01:12:04 EET 2009
they likely don't care about multi-tasking until you give a concrete example
of a multi-tasking scenario:  say, listening to mp3s while using IM.  Or,
switching between browsing, IM, and [your favourite iPhone app here].

concepts like multi-tasking tend to go over most people's heads until an
example that directly impacts them comes into play.


On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 4:03 PM, John Holmblad <
jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com> wrote:

> All,
> the post at the www page whose url is
>    http://www.thestreet.com/story/10470711/1/rim-apple-feast-on-nokia.html
> frames the experience I had today.
> While seated at a luncheon following a technical  meeting
> (Cisco/VMware/Netapp/etc)  I duly noted that I was among a crowd (that
> would be ~6-8 people)  where the average mobile device at the table was
> somewhere between the iphone and the blackberry.
> While explaining what I do to the individual seated next to me , I
> brought the N800 into the discussion and  I blithely asserted that the
> N800 is, well,.........like an iphone on steroids but without a GSM or
> CDMA radio for voice.  Although the listener,  knows that LInux is, in
> fact,  an operating system, and is aware of the TMobile G1 (but not
> Android), that individual did not perceive it as a big deal that the
> N800 runs LInux and is therefore capable of multitasking. This is
> perhaps what I expected, that is, the end user, even of the kind (let's
> call them technically sophisticated professionals) who would attend such
> an event, does not really care about these things.
> I did ask the iphone user about her experience with the device and she
> said she loved it. And during a discussion on iphone jailbreaking she
> confirmed that one of her friends has jailbroken his iphone to get
> tethering to work.
> I think that the following commentary
> >     For consumers, it appears that features such as the touchscreen
> >     interface are more in demand than the OS. Since the iPhone was
> >     released, almost every major phone manufacturer is offering a
> >     touch-screen model, many of which are not smartphones
> from the wireless week article whose url is:
>    http://www.wirelessweek.com/article.aspx?id=166592
> says it all although the same article does have some positive things to
> say about the Nokia Nseries
> And speaking of Nokia and the Iphone, here is the url to another posting
> from the thestreet.com www site that suggests that Nokia will join hands
> with Verizon Wireless to take on the ATT/Iphone Cabal:
> http://www.thestreet.com/story/10468078/1/nokia-verizon-plan-exclusive-4g-device.html
> Maybe what the article's author is referring to without knowing it is G5
> of the IT?
> --
> Best Regards,
>  John Holmblad
>  Acadia Secure Networks, LLC
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In Vino Veritas
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