[maemo-users] Itouch v N8x0

From: Matt Emson memsom at interalpha.co.uk
Date: Sat Dec 20 03:34:27 EET 2008
On 19 Dec 2008, at 22:49, lakestevensdental wrote:

I can't agree with your comments ont he keyboard. The N800 on screen  
is extremely flakey and the layout is really annoying. I've played  
with a few iphones and found the onscreen far more precise and less  
prone to odd results. The entire Chinook line and first Diablo release  
was almost impossile to type with. I got constantly doubled  
characters. It seems to have improved witht he second and third Diablo  
release tho.

>   I also regularly do wireless file
> transfers to and from my n800 and my (Windows) LAN, which is verbotten
> on the iTouch.

Not true. I don't own one, but I know there are apps that will make  
the ipod touch (not itouch) or iphone look like a file share on the  
wireless network and transfer files. There's even a free one. This was  
a question that came up on the last MacCast, so check that podcast out  
for more info.

> I also occasionally have used my n800 to help show
> patients xRays on my n800 via remote viewing of one of the clinic PCs.
> Nothing like that is available on the Touch.

RDP is available IIRC. VNC is too. Which protocol is it that you  

> While a PC can detect a connected Ipod Touch, you can't interact with
> the Touch via file manager so far as I've figured out.

There are apps to do this. They tend not to be able to put files in to  
the OS readable drive space though. But then, this doesn't work on any  
ipod. Apple removed the disk mode to deter people hacking the firmware.

> Everything
> between PC and Touch has to be done thru iTunes.  Basically, there no
> 'enduser' interaction with the inner workings of the iTouch.

It's a multimedia music player. It's not designed to be in the same  
sphere as the N8x0. They are *meant* to be general purpose.

>  Bottomline, the closed proprietary nature of ...

This is entirely the reason not to bother comparing anything but the  
N800 without hacking or changing of "out of the box" purpose.


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