[maemo-users] N810 for $180

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jun 16 00:50:44 EEST 2009
On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Jamie Bennett<jamie at linuxuk.org> wrote:
> I don't think you can compare OpenMoko to Nokia.

Not until now, but they're headed that direction fast.

>> They aren't freezing "the software", they're freezing the *development
>> environment* that is needed to create the software.
> Effectively freezing what third-party developers, which Nokia rely heavily on
> for these devices, can do with the API's.

Exactly. A device, even with a complete OS, that has no usable apps is
not releasable. Not even OpenMoko was that removed from reality. Their
OS is still far from finished (actually never will be, as they're
moving to other OSes now), but at least at this point there are some
useful apps. ...And that's on a device that once they finally admitted
the fact have been very strenuously and repeatedly been saying is
*not* ready for anybody but developers.

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