Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Nov 2010 16:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless ...and finally it pays off for OSNews to have a Dutch editor. Yes, I knew this glorious day would one day be upon us, the day upon which the rest of the technology world would be struggling with Google Translate to decipher a Dutch article with news in it. But not for OSNews, oh no! Anyway, Steve Wozniak, Apple founder and still technically an employee, gave an interview to a Dutch newspaper (the worst we have, but still) in which he made some interesting remarks. Update: Told you it's the worst newspaper we have.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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Yes, I meant commercial development possibilities. One of the companies I consult for is developing mobile apps for their service. Iphone app: absolutely needed. Android: Yes, obviously. Black berry: Of course. Mameo/Meego/Ovi: Nobody knows what it is ( including the Euro branch).

I won't argue the hardware side again. You either understand why its not good, or your don't. Nothing I can say can convince die hard n900 ers otherwise.

For software dev choices, yes its awesome. But that's not enough to make up for every thing else. Even if you really like the platform, you'd be stupid to buy it now with new ( good) hardware coming out soon. I think everyone who would buy a n900 already has one. I can't think of a sensible reason for anyone to buy one right now, other than a developer to replace a broken one if money isn't a n object.

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spiderman Member since:

There are about 1-2 million Maemo devices around, which is a pretty small market but the competition is low. If you release yet another fart app for the iPhone, chances are people won't even notice another app was available. If you release it for Maemo, every single consumer who is looking for a fart app will reach your app.

I bought one one month ago and I have a friend who bought it last week. Are we stupid? I don't think so. We needed an awesome mobile computer and the N900 is the only awesome mobile computer that is easily available. Waiting for the N9 would be stupid since I have to change phone every year (because of stupid carrier)

Edited 2010-11-19 14:33 UTC

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