[maemo-users] Itouch v N8x0

From: kenneth marken kemarken at broadpark.no
Date: Tue Dec 23 02:24:31 EET 2008
lakestevensdental wrote:
> Rick Bilonick wrote:
>> 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.
> Actually, the Apple app store is full of software from a variety of 
> sources -- many free, many not.  Like Maemo, it's a central clearing 
> house for software that is deemed suitable for the device of interest. 
> For example, (and one of my peeves about the n800), the App Store has a 
> program/service called Epocrates for medical folks to use to check on 
> drugs, interactions and more.  There's a free download for the Ipod 
> Touch, as well as a paid advanced service/program from the same folks. 
> The same software is available for Blackberries and several other 
> internet phone devices.   However, there has NOT been a port to the n8x0 
> series so far as I can tell.  This software is self-contained so it 
> works with and without wifi connection.   You can get a wifi Epocrates 
> on the n800 in the browser, but you can't use it off the net as the data 
> is not resident on the device -- at least so far as I can determine. 
i say you can thank media for that. they have written just about nothing 
on the tablet series, yet even common press writes about apple products 
when they usually do not cover tech outside of special columns.

basically i see apple as some kind of media darling. as not surprising 
really given how common it has been to use apple hardware to run adobe 
photoshop and so on. apple products and media production goes a long way 

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