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

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Fri Mar 13 04:00:59 EET 2009

agreed. A more indepth discussion with some of those other users would 
have provided the opportunity to reveal that value associated with a 
Linux based mobile device.

Now I have to wonder, does the iphone OS support multitasking?Is it a 
stripped down version of OS X? I;ll do some reading to find out.

Best Regards,

 John Holmblad
Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

Kevin T. Neely wrote:
> 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.
> K
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 4:03 PM, John Holmblad 
> <jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com 
> <mailto: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 <http://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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