[maemo-users] N810 for $180

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jun 16 00:30:59 EEST 2009
On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Jamie Bennett<jamie at linuxuk.org> wrote:
> I must of missed where 'Nokia Employees' hinted at June next year.

Apparently so...

> I base my guess on a _beta_ SDK in practical feature freeze, an October
> summit with high levels of device information expectations, various
> community projects maturing on the Fremantle SDK and the fact that Nokia
> employees have been working on the new device for quite some time now.

OK, so you're saying that a beta SDK means impending device release?
Doesn't seem likely to me...

> Why would Nokia announce at OSiM last year a device that wouldn't be
> available for 20+ months later?

For the same reason that OpenMoko announced a device to be released in
2007 that _still_ doesn't exist...

> It's not in their interests to have a device
> development in public that long. Also why would they effectivly freeze the
> new software a year before it is released? Doesn't make sense does it.

They aren't freezing "the software", they're freezing the *development
environment* that is needed to create the software. What part of that
do you not understand?

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