Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Mar 2009 23:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless With the mobile operating system market heating up with the upcoming launch of Palm's webOS and version 3.0 of the iPhone's operating system, it pays to take a good look at how the various mobile platforms compare to one another. This is exactly what Engadget has done.
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So I read the engadget report...
by christianhgross on Sat 21st Mar 2009 15:07 UTC
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I read the engadget report and thought wow missing the point. I would say half of the points are completely irrelevant.

For example: Kernel adaptibility? WHO FREAKENS cares... These are not PC's where you install. These are dedicated devices where the producer of the device will make sure things work.

Or how about UI skinning, again we are not talking PC. We are talking dedicated device.

Here are some stats I would have liked to compare:

Readability for youngsters, older people, etc.

One hand usability, where people who are standing in a bus or train need to operate the device.

Speed of doing things, since often making decisions involves split seconds and the question becomes does the person need more or less time to get a split second answer.

How many decisions need to be made to get anything done. When I need to do X I want to be able to do it as fast as possible. I don't want to have to navigate.

Again this review read like something only a personal computer person would be interested in. Not a person who actually uses a mobile device from the perspective of a mobile device.

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