[maemo-users] n900 - buy or wait?

From: Aldon Hynes Aldon.Hynes at Orient-Lodge.com
Date: Thu Feb 18 21:00:08 EET 2010
Val, (et al)

   For years, I had a Motorola Razr V3xx.  It has been a wonderful legacy
cellphone, and my wife still uses one.  I've watched smartphones come and go
over the time.  I didn't buy a blackberry.  I didn't buy an iPhone.  I
didn't by the iPhone 3GS when it came out, but I came close.  Same sort of
thing was the androids started showing up.

   However, last December, I bought a Nokia N900.  I love it.  I use it as a
phone, including making Skype calls.  I use it to text and to chat.  I use
it as my camera and I stream video on it.  The 5 Megapixel camera is great.
As a hacker, I love getting under the covers and writing code for it as well
as exploring the OS, hacking and installing strange apps.

   For me, it has definately been worth the money.  I can't say if it will
be worth it to you.  It depends on what you want to get out of the device
that you're not getting right now from your current devices.  But, as I
said, for me, it has been well worth $530 (or that range).


-----Original Message-----
From: maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org
[mailto:maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org]On Behalf Of Valentin Chopov
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2010 1:15 PM
Cc: maemo-users at maemo.org
Subject: Re: n900 - buy or wait?


Let ask my question in a different way ;)
If I can somehow afford to pay $530 (Amazon) for n900 now, is it
really worth the money ?


On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 5:01 PM, Valentin Chopov <valcho at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks!
> I personally think that n900 is too small to be used as a tablet.
> I hope until the end of this year we see other linux based tablets/phones.
> Val
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Tim Ashman <tim at ashmans.net> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 17 February 2010 08:09:09 am Marius Gedminas wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 01:05:31PM -0800, Valentin Chopov wrote:
>>> > I'm a current n810 owner and like it very much. I was thinking to
>>> > upgrade to n900 (maybe around Christmas) but now after the news about
>>> > MeeGo I think it will be better to wait ...
>>> It's up to you, really, but as a former n810 owner myself I have to say
>>> the n900 is a very substantial upgrade.  I wouldn't want to go back.
>> I have to agree here.  It is alot of money and with all of the swirling
>> goes on around Maemo5, 6 Meego etc I might be buying another unit next
>> that will depend on the features of the new units.  The only thing I wish
>> worked that doesn't on the n900 is the x forwarding oh, and I wish I had
>> older keyboard layout.  I think the 3 rows isn't enough, some things are
>> difficult to enter like an IP address since the numbers are blue and the
>> decimal point isn't...
>> Anyway over all it is a great unit and I would not go back.
>> tim
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