[maemo-users] Rumor mill: Maemo 5 device

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jun 25 02:32:14 EEST 2009
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Kevin T.
Neely<ktneely at astroturfgarden.com> wrote:
> 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.

I'm going to backpedal: I could live without voice if the price were
reasonable enough. However, I probably will only be able to afford a
subsidized model. Hopefully once the contract was over it could be
unlocked. Regardless, as long as it could be tethered to a(nother)
phone it's probably not much of an issue for me.

>> > ...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.
Those are actually the features most likely to be real. Voice is
probably the least likely, along with the 5 MP camera.
> 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.
> K
> --
> In Vino Veritas
> http://rubbernecking.info

"Hope springs eternal", I guess. I'm just hoping the IT form factor
isn't dead and that new devices will mostly be more powerful along
with only a couple of added features. I still prefer the two
full-sized SD slots over the physical keyboard, but I suppose I'm
enough in the minority that there will never be an actual N800

I guess the reason I found this so interesting is because the previous
talk led me to believe that there would be no more actual IT devices
from Nokia, only smartphones and iPod Touch-like devices. Sorry for
wasting bandwidth on something that has apparently been overly-well
discussed on talk.maemo.org.

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