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

From: Peter Bart peter at petertheplumber.net
Date: Fri Mar 14 22:51:59 EET 2008
On Fri, 2008-03-14 at 14:43 -0600, Mark wrote:
> 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...
> Mark

	The tablets do have lots of uses beyond connectivity. Excellent point!
I use it that way.

Best Regards,
Peter Bart <peter at petertheplumber.net>

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