[maemo-users] Itouch v N8x0

From: Rick Bilonick rab at nauticom.net
Date: Mon Dec 22 09:20:31 EET 2008
On Sun, 2008-12-21 at 22:19 -0600, Mark wrote:

> Capacitive screens are nice for bare fingers, but if you're wearing
> gloves they don't work. I'll take the pressure-sensitive screen any
> day. I can use my gloved finger or the stylus when it's -10 degrees
> and don't have to worry about frostbite, unlike the guy I saw at the
> bus stop the other day...
> I've been using my N800 tethered to my basic but bluetooth-enabled
> phone for Internet access on the go, and I can do a heck of a lot of
> stuff the iPhone can only dream about, even if hacked. If I want a
> real keyboard, just fire up USB host mode, and type away at a speed
> that no iPhone or tiny bluetooth keyboard can hope to do. They make
> inexpensive compact USB keyboards in any configuration you could
> possibly want, and keyboards work just fine with the limited power the
> tablet can provide (even my Gyration wireless receiver works with no
> other power). I now also have a battery-powered USB hub (that is as
> small as most normal hubs) that can power the tablet as well as other
> USB peripherals such as USB memory devices etc.
> Apples are all about style over substance. If you want to join the
> me-too crowd who wants to have what everyone else has, regardless of
> whether it's actually worth anything, then by all means jump on the
> Apple bandwagon. You won't actually own the device you paid for,
> though. Apple will dictate to you what you can and cannot do with it.
> Even if you crack it, the possibilities are far from wide open, and
> you'll be in a world of hurt if you ever want something that's in the
> official channels.
> I'll take (relatively) open and a smaller range (but free) of apps
> with at least the possibility of doing anything at all with it without
> worrying about voiding the warranty, thank you very much.
> Mark
> _______________________________________________

I could not agree more! I wouldn't buy a car from a manufacturer that
forced me to buy batteries, tires, service, etc. from it.

Rick B.

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