[maemo-users] N900/Maemo 5 review

From: Alexandru Cardaniuc cardaniuc at gmail.com
Date: Sat Aug 29 22:34:08 EEST 2009
Mark <wolfmane at gmail.com> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Kevin T.
> Neely<ktneely at astroturfgarden.com> wrote:
>> Not at all.  The complaint I responded to was that Nokia would drop
>> software updates for the N900 as soon as the next hardware came out,
>> which it may or may not do.  But it doesn't really matter because
>> the tech moves so fast, older hardware just isn't useful anymore. 
>> Maybe the Visor is fine for you, but I no longer live in 1998 and
>> require a bit more functionality from the portable electronics I
>> carry around.
> That statement is patently untrue. The counterarguments are so obvious
> and plentiful that I'm not even going to start listing them.
>> This is yet another classic example of Mark taking one comment and
>> then turning it in a different direction to "prove" his point.
> Slinging mud is an obvious sign of someone who knows he's on the
> losing end of an argument. You can't defeat the facts or the logic, so
> you attack the character. Unfortunately, my character is irrelevant;
> my logic holds.
>>  Which you didn't because both my phone and my N800 can do
>> everything the handspring visor can do.
>> K
> Wrong. Neither your phone nor your N800 can be used as a consumer
> learning IR remote, with unlimited devices and commands, completely
> customizable screens, sophisticated macros and unlimited timers.
> (Frankly, not even the commercially available $2500.00 remotes can do
> any better.) Neither have the full PIM functionality, especially the
> tablet. Neither can be nearly as easily read outdoors in direct
> sunlight, or even in some artificial light. Neither has anything like
> the battery life, or cheap, universally available and easily
> replaceable batteries. Neither can be expanded with hardware modules.
> Certainly there are lots of things that your phone and tablet can do
> that the Visor can't, and their hardware's speed and power are much
> greater (but not more flexible), but the point here is that neither
> your phone nor your tablet has approached anything but a tiny portion
> of their potential, whereas the Visor's capability has been exploited
> to the nth degree. That's what makes your phone and tablet so easily
> replaceable (which you even said yourself).

So, why are Visor PDAs dead then ?

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