[maemo-users] Default PIM software

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Sat Nov 22 19:12:00 EET 2008
On 11/22/08, Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> wrote:
> Mark wrote:
>  > On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 4:10 PM, Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> wrote:
>  >> That was the biggest mistake, IMHO. I've never used it for the simple
>  >> reason that there is no software (that I have found) to do anything
>  >> meaningful with it, and the software provided is a chat system to which
>  >> no-one seems to be signed up.
>  >
>  > Stills:
>  [snip]
>  > Video:
>  [clip]
>  I did say "meaningful". I can take stills and video with my cellphone.
>  When you pop out the camera, it pops up some chat program to which
>  nobody seems to be connected. *That* is "not meaningful".

You're right. It is possible to change a setting so the default
useless app doesn't open when you pop out the camera, but that doesn't
change the fact that the tablet doesn't come with anything useful.
That setting doesn't seem to stick too well. Skype and Gizmo are only
a couple of clicks away, but I don't know anybody who uses them,

Since my cellphone doesn't have a camera, the apps I mentioned are
more useful to me than to you. I have to point out, though, that the
resulting files are more easily portable on the tablet than on a
phone, and storage isn't an issue on the tablet.

>  > Many use the terms "Internet" and "Web" interchangeably, but they're
>  > not.
>  I'm well aware of the distinction. I'm not entirely clear why you felt
>  it necessary, but thank you for the tutorial.
>  The problem is that Nokia saw fit so market a device with a camera and
>  no network applications to make use of it apart from the default dodo.

This is indeed the problem: it is marketed as to its potential, but
sold with little besides Web browsing. That's the point of my
description of the significant difference between "Web" and Internet".

>  "Leaving it to the community" is all very well, but it simply hasn't
>  worked in the case of the camera. (I'm actually uninterested in using
>  the camera anyway; this was an example).
>  ///Peter

Exactly, although the camera may not be the most compelling example. I
would start with a hobbled Mozilla-based browser that doesn't support
extensions. Even its strongest, most hyped feature is severely


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