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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RE[4]: Cheap shot at Symbian
by spiderman on Fri 19th Nov 2010 15:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Cheap shot at Symbian"
spiderman
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2008-10-23

It doesn't even seem like multitasking unfortunately and that makes a huge difference to the user. Have you tried Maemo, WebOS or the latest Symbian^3? THAT is multitasking. It looks like you haven't tried real multitasking yet since you think it does not make any difference and that iOS has it. You should try it on WebOS, Symbian or Maemo and see what you miss.

Edited 2010-11-19 15:12 UTC

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RE[5]: Cheap shot at Symbian
by viton on Fri 19th Nov 2010 20:13 in reply to "RE[4]: Cheap shot at Symbian"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

So what do I miss actually? iOS cover 100% of my device usage patterns.

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RE[6]: Cheap shot at Symbian
by spiderman on Fri 19th Nov 2010 23:44 in reply to "RE[5]: Cheap shot at Symbian"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

So what do I miss actually? iOS cover 100% of my device usage patterns.

Actually before the phones existed, your usage pattern was covered by snail mail. Of course iOS covers all your needs because your needs are defined by the device you use. Basically they create the needs for you and you adapt your usage pattern to the device.
If you had used real multitasking you would integrate that in your usage pattern and it would be another need you would have. Once you have used it, you can't go back. Try it on WebOS, Symbian or Maemo and see what I am talking about. You open a web site that is slow while checking emails while playing music while video chatting on skype, moving quickly from app to app. When you have used that, you feel singletasking boring as hell, waiting in front of your browser for youtube to start.

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