[maemo-users] Rumor mill: Maemo 5 device

From: Kevin T. Neely ktneely at astroturfgarden.com
Date: Thu Jun 25 02:17:28 EEST 2009
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Peter Flynn <peter.flynn at mars.ucc.ie>wrote:

> Mark wrote:
>  > Also, at this point regular cellular voice would be a requirement
> > for me.
> I'd rather not. I already have a perfectly working phone, and I don't
> want to combine phone and PDA: you look such a prat trying to work a

Many of the points made are good ones, but to each his own on this one.
Personally, I am 100% behind convergence for my pocket devices.  I don't
want to carry more than one.  I may look like a "prat" with my
microphone-equipped earbuds plugged into my phone, but no more than any
other person listening to music, or really anyone walking down the street
with one hand held against their head.  These days, those people look
stranger to me than ones that have their hands free.

> > ...but I strongly suspect that those "leaked" specs are all somebody's
> fantasy.
> I think the GPS and accelerometer probably are.

I doubt it.  The N810 already has GPS in it, and Nokia is shipping both of
these items (and more) with devices that are fully subsidized.

I wouldn't want the N900 to only come as a subsidized option, but I would
like to see it in both subsdized (carrier-tied) models and fully open ones.
Choice is always good.


In Vino Veritas
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