Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Mar 2006 18:48 UTC, submitted by William Beebe
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The 770 is not for everybody. If you want something for practical day-to-day use, you're better off buying a PDA or smart phone. And a word to Nokia: make nice with Microsoft. I would love to be able to run Windows Mobile 2005 on this device in place of your version of Linux. It's both fast and complete. Trying to impress the Linux geek crowd is not a good business plan, nor is trying to shoe-horn Linux onto this type of platform. Using Windows Mobile 2005 would make this a far better, and far more successful, mobile device." And part II, one month later: "Right now, I feel like I've pretty much wasted $380 on the 770. I continue to work with it the hope I'll find some hidden feature or application I've missed so far."
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RE: Quit nagging
by dsmogor on Sat 25th Mar 2006 20:16 UTC in reply to "Quit nagging"
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

This is not FUD. He didn't cirticize the mere fact of including linux but the overall sucky device experience that he suspects can be connected with the software quality.
He also pointed his fingers to concrete problems.

Now you can be sure he (and most readers of his blog will never ever buy linux based mobile device.

Edited 2006-03-25 20:34

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RE[2]: Quit nagging
by trendzetter on Sun 26th Mar 2006 09:04 in reply to "RE: Quit nagging"
trendzetter Member since:
2006-03-25

I tell you this IS MS propaganda. The guy is not who he tells he is. He is laying to much emphasis on him demanding it to run "Windows Mobile 2005" and that nokia's businessplan is bad because they shoehorn ( force ) linux to run on it. A 20 year old student doesn't care about the businessplan of Nokia unless he is being paid by someone to do so.
Some of his previous articles where also rants about unix being less secure that windows.

This is what I call a review:
http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/nokia770.ars

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OT RE[2]: Quit nagging
by dsmogor on Sun 26th Mar 2006 13:09 in reply to "RE: Quit nagging"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Ha ha,
look at the score my post and the parent got, despite them beeing completely contradicting each other.

This tells a lot about this site audience.
Thom, how do you find this ballance?

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RE: OT RE[3]: Quit nagging
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 26th Mar 2006 13:22 in reply to "OT RE[2]: Quit nagging"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

This tells a lot about this site audience.

Tells me we have a balanced audience.

Thom, how do you find this ballance?

Uninteresting. The comments are your (the reader's) turf. I'm just the newsbot ;) .

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