[maemo-users] Planning the future (was Decent PIM for the N8x0)

From: Jason Edgecombe jason at rampaginggeek.com
Date: Wed May 7 01:53:52 EEST 2008
Mark wrote:
> On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 8:04 AM, Kevin T. Neely
> <ktneely at astroturfgarden.com> wrote:
>>  Just look at how Nokia has it marketed:  it is an "N-series" device, which (apart from the tablet) is all smartphones.
> That's really not true. First of all, every one of those smartphones
> has a decent PIM that works (not to mention a whole bunch of other
> non-phone-specific functionality), right out of the box. Second, the
> tablets are marketed as having a bunch of software available and
> easily installed. However, the majority of the apps available, while
> appreciated, don't really add any major capability. Those that do are
> things that should have been included out of the box (like USB Control
> - there's no excuse for there not being a built-in, easily accessible
> GUI applet for that).
> The bottom line is that regardless of how you perceive the tablets,
> they are not *consumer* devices. They are developer's toys, and not
> even very good for that because of so much of them being closed. They
> shouldn't be marketed as consumer devices.
To all of those who have complained about the tablets in this thread and 
elsewhere, I direct you to a recent post on the maemo developers list:

Quim Gil, the open source marketing manager for maemo & a Nokia 
employee, is asking for the community's help in planning for the next 
version of Nokia Internet Tablet OS. This is your chance to have your 
ideas and complaints heard by Nokia. Here is your chance. Either make 
your voice heard now, or stop complaining. In other words, "put up or 
shut up!"


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