[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: suggestion for next Nokia tablet

From: Henri Bergius henri.bergius at iki.fi
Date: Tue Feb 13 07:59:28 EET 2007
On 2/12/07, Mike Lococo <mpl22 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> Continued expansion of the form factor makes me very unhappy.  I wish
> they'd have left the stereo speakers off the N800 and tightened up the
> form factor, and redundant buttons would make me very sad.

I might be the only one, but I'm actually quite happy about the stereo
speakers. N800 is already starting to replace the iPod for me, and the
speakers mean I don't need to carry travel speakers if I want to
listen to music in a hotel room for example.

Considering for example the portable devices I took for the Death
Monkey (www.deathmonkey.org) trip where space was very difficult to
have, N800 replaces three devices out of four:

* Nokia 770 for web browsing and navigation with Maemo Mapper
* N90 for calling, taking pictures and blogging with LifeBlog (I don't
think we had Maemo Blog then)
* iPod for portable music
* Travel speakers

Without the need to carry iPod and speakers around I would probably
now take the N800 and a proper camera, and replace the N90 with a
smaller phone that would mostly act only as a Bluetooth modem.
Blogging would now happen with the on-screen keyboard of the N800
instead of the phone's numeric pad.

But then again, I guess this is not the kind of scenario everybody
feels connected with ;-)

> Mike


Henri Bergius
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