[maemo-users] N810 - The glass is half full

From: Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Date: Sun May 25 16:54:25 EEST 2008
John Holmblad wrote:
> I am surprised that the reviewer did not mention the existence of the 
> portfolio of applications available at the maemo www site. Does this 
> suggest that Nokia is not doing a satisfactory job of promoting maemo as 
> a viable site for good quality N810/N800 applications?

I'm afraid Nokia is doing a rather poor job of mentioning the N7/8** and 
anything to do with it at all. I've never seen any model advertised or 
even given an editorial mention (except a fleeting announcement in /.), 
so they certainly don't mention the existence of the Maemo apps. When I 
was looking for a replacement for my Zaurus, the only reason I even 
became aware of the N800 was because of a reply to a query I posted on 

It's not clear why they never advertise it or even mention it. I get the 
feeling they don't know its marketplace, and that it's still a bit too 
experimental for the mainstream PDA market. It's a great pity, because 
it has good potential. Or perhaps I have misinterpreted them: maybe it 
was only ever intended as an experiment...in which case, will there ever 
be a production model?


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