Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

Re: Nokia 770 falters on real-world chores

  • Subject: Re: Nokia 770 falters on real-world chores
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 07:29:05 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <tDX4g.1689$oz1.365@newsfe06.phx> <pan.2006.>
  • Reply-to: newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • User-agent: KNode/0.7.2
__/ [ rapskat ] on Sunday 30 April 2006 06:39 \__

> On Sat, 29 Apr 2006 22:08:23 -0700, Au79 wrote:
>> Seattle Times - United States
>> ... It comes from a company with a long history of innovation in mobile
>> devices. And it runs on the tinkering-friendly, open-source Linux
>> operating system. ...

That article is actually a strong critique of the Nokia 770. I read it a
couple of days ago and thought it conflicted with true facts:


,----[ Quote ]
| The world's largest mobile manufacturer Nokia looks to have scored a
| major hit with a new wireless device that doesn't have any phone
| functionality. The Finnish firm announced on Wednesday that, against
| its expectations, it is to increase production of its 770 Internet
| Tablet handheld after achieving huge online sales since its launch
| in early November. In fact, demand for the product in Europe and
| the US is so great that the company has currently run out of
| stock and customers are facing a minimum two-week wait for the device.

Also see: http://opensource.nokia.com/

> Sharp's Zaurus still has it right IMO.  Compact, expandable,
> multiple interfaces, powerful enough to do pretty much anything a full
> sized desktop would do, and open enough to allow you to do it.

They have some fairly good-looking PIM:



That, in fact, is the only reason I cannot (yet) migrate to the Nokia 770.
The last time I checked, there was still no PIM application for Maemo. I
wonder what transformations Palm on the Linux kernel would bring about. I
have been with Palm since 2002.

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz      | "World ends in five minutes - please log out"
http://Schestowitz.com  |    SuSE Linux     ¦     PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
  7:20am  up 2 days 14:25,  12 users,  load average: 0.14, 0.27, 0.46
      http://iuron.com - Open Source knowledge engine project

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index