[maemo-users] Good deal for N810 @ buy.com - Re: FYI

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Mon Jun 15 21:50:03 EEST 2009
On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Valentin Chopov<valcho at gmail.com> wrote:
> Corrected subject ;)
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Valentin Chopov<valcho at gmail.com> wrote:
>> http://www.buy.com/prod/nokia-n810-internet-tablet-full-pull-out-qwerty-keyboard-810/q/loc/101/206228943.html?adid=17070&dcaid=17070

...provided you're still interested in an orphaned product... (Sorry,
folks, but as great as the Maemo community is, it's far from the same
thing as support from the original manufacturer.)

The recent developments on Maemo and statements by Nokia clearly
indicate that not only does Nokia have no intention of ever making the
ITs a commercially viable product (and never did), but they also have
the same attitude toward all future Maemo devices. They'll continue
throwing out the hardware and hoping there will be enough early
adopters and *unpaid* open-source developers to keep taking the bait
and giving them money and making their devices useable.

I was cautious enough to avoid the OpenMoko trap because their device
was clearly not ready for prime time, but I made the mistake of
believing that a 3rd generation Maemo device meant that Nokia was
serious about their devices. Lesson learned...

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