[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: N800 and Bluetooth Headsets

From: Mike Klein mklein at vxappliance.com
Date: Tue Feb 6 18:17:38 EET 2007
Tobacco...buy it at your corner store. Next year when Nokia releases
next model w/3G we can discuss further.

Dude...you just don't understand. There are two models which are equally
valid...each device to it's own and the convergence model. People want
both...not everybody wants to wear a "geek" jacket with pockets for
their iPod, phone and N800.

Why should I carry around 2 devices of roughly same form factor?!? Why
should I deal with the BT-pairing/bonding crap involved with two
different devices? Have you ever been jamming to tunes on your ipaq/pod
and a call came in? It is an often unelegant scramble to answer the
phone on your headset.

Every high-end umpc or ppc form factor has cellular as option...larger
tablets...umpcs...and ppc devices like treo/etc.

You state: "I don't *want* convergence...I don't *want* a browser on my

But guess what? Many people DO want convergence...phones are getting
crammed with PIM/web features and screen sizes are shooting up....and
conversely pocket pcs/etc. are getting cellular capability.

It's a computer...not a phone.


Jonathan Matthews-Levine wrote:
> On 2/6/07, Mike Klein <mklein at vxappliance.com> wrote:
> [snipped]
>> 3rd worst problem is no 3G/cellular capability built-in.
> You. Must. Be. Kidding.
> Seriously - WTF are you smoking?  And can I have some?
> The /lack/ of built-in cellular capability leads to less complexity,
> telco control and the frankly *brilliant* property that when I upgrade
> my phone (which I'm always going to carry, anyway - it's not large)
> from GPRS->3G or 3G->HSDPA my 770/800 instantly gets the extra
> bandwidth.
> It's also (along with the Seagate D.A.V.E and that other
> Bluetooth/wifi hard drive that I can't remember the name of) the start
> of the /proper/ use of Bluetooth to create a /real/ Personal Area
> Network where your data is on a small brick in your bag, your
> "connectivity cube" (talking wifi, wimax and 3G) is in your pocket,
> your voice headset sits in $ORIFICE (suggestion: ear) and it's all
> tied together over Bluetooth or its successor.
> I don't *want* convergence: I want quality devices doing their
> individual jobs, with no duplication of function.
> I don't *want* a browser on my phone: I want it on my 770/800!  Ditto
> IM clients, VOIP (which shouldn't, in my ideal PAN-filled world, live
> on the 770/800) and video players.
> Nokia: if you could have all this working by - let's say - 1Q2008, I'd
> be grateful.  Q2 would be acceptable, however ...
> Ta.
> Jonathan

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