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

From: Jonathan Matthews-Levine matthewslevine at gmail.com
Date: Tue Feb 6 18:41:13 EET 2007
On 2/6/07, Mike Klein <mklein at vxappliance.com> wrote:
> Tobacco...buy it at your corner store. Next year when Nokia releases
> next model w/3G we can discuss further.

Over my dead 770 ... :-)

> 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.

You ... you've been SPYING on me?!?? ;-)

I agree, though - there /are/ two models.  I think that Nokia's
addressing the "convergence-luvvas" quite nicely with their (much much
much more numerous) smart phone offerings.  The N800, however, is a
deliberate step to the other end of the spectrum - single device,
single purpose (where purpose=="Internet", not "www", "IM", or

> Why should I carry around 2 devices of roughly same form factor?!?

You shouldn't.

In my idealised PAN-filled future, your "phone" doesn't have the same
form factor as today; it's merely a voice/audio conduit, attaching
itself wirelessly to the "connectivity cube" that talks
wifi/BT/3G/GPRS/etc and is the gateway router out of your PAN.

> Why
> should I deal with the BT-pairing/bonding crap involved with two
> different devices?

*More* than two ...
... but only once each :-)

> 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.

Not personally, no.
Maybe I need more friends ... :-(

> 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
> phone"
> 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.

Cool - let them buy the N93 or other such devices. *I've* got the 770
and N800 ... :-)

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

Absolutely.  Why, therefore, should it have dedicated cellular phone
hardware in it?

Jonathan Matthews-Levine|matthewslevine at gmail.com
  "That sounds vaguely obscene, and if there's one thing I
  cannot *stand*, it's vagueness." -- Dean Grennell

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