[maemo-users] The Suspense Builds for the Wimax enabled Nokia Internet Tablet

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Fri Mar 14 22:43:43 EET 2008
On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Peter Bart <peter at petertheplumber.net> wrote:
>         That will be very cool. I couldn't wait for it though. I
>  ditched Sprint as a carrier several months ago. Here in SE Michigan
>  USA it got so bad it was cheaper for me to pay the ETF rather than pay
>  monthly for service that was spotty at best. Beyond that, why would I
>  want to go back to a device that locks me into one carrier? Currently I
>  can and do tether my handset to my Nokia w/a data plan. I can do that
>  with just about any carrier, so no matter where I can choose a carrier
>  that has coverage. Carriers also give away handsets. FWIW
>  Best Regards,
>  --
>  Peter The Plumber sm on the Road
>  State Licensed Plumber

That's key. That's why I never will invest in a "smart phone". Why be
locked into a specific carrier or subset of carriers, or risk laying
out an extremely significant amount of cash only to have a useless
device thrown in a drawer? Or worse, end up carring two phones, one
that works like a phone and another that doesn't, with the functions
that remain being compromised by phone form factors. The Internet
Tablets have lots of uses beyond Internet access, and will be useful
with whatever carrier and wireless technology is available.
Flexibility vs. compromise...


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