Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Mar 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by JCinSpain
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm still reeling from the unrivalled epicness and awesomeness that is Sucker Punch in IMAX (just got home - do not miss this film), but now I'm back to boring old reality where we apparently care about pieces of plastic that go beep. So, anywho. The deal between Nokia and Microsoft has many Symbian and Qt developers worry about the future of their platforms. To address these concerns, Purnima Kochikar, vice president of Forum Nokia, has published an open letter describing Nokia's plans for Symbian, Qt, and Java for Series 40 devices. While the letter doesn't deliver any hard dates, the transition phase to Windows Phone 7 is set to 2011/2012.
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RE[6]: Actually...
by tuzor on Tue 29th Mar 2011 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Actually..."
tuzor
Member since:
2007-08-07

The iPhone is a landmark in smartphone history, that's what it is.

You wouldn't have devices like the HTC incredible S had it not been for Apple's success with the iPhone. (Of course that goes both ways; Amazon's Cloud will have a similar effect, in that it will push Google and Apple to deliver on something similar asap, not 5 years down the road)
That success was due to a number of reasons and one of those reasons is leaving out 3G for example in the first iteration because the battery would be miserable (just like most 3g smartphones at the time).
This is what you don't get and what their competitors haven't understood since the age of the iPod.
The iPad was ridiculed at the start for not having a usb interface, a card reader, a camera etc. Do I need to go on or do you get it now?
Those things were left out intentionally.

Edited 2011-03-29 14:57 UTC

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RE[7]: Actually...
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 29th Mar 2011 15:08 in reply to "RE[6]: Actually..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

hose things were left out intentionally.


Yup. To sell you the next iteration.

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RE[8]: Actually...
by tuzor on Tue 29th Mar 2011 15:28 in reply to "RE[7]: Actually..."
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

"hose things were left out intentionally.


Yup. To sell you the next iteration.
"

Nope they (the iPad ones) were left out (and are still missing) due to factors like:
price
size
elegance
design
simplicity

Most of these factors are intertwined or interdependent and they may eventually appear when it's feasible to include them into the product or they've moved up the priority list.

Cramming up more and more features on a device is in the mindset of most handset manufacturers, as if they're competing on who can make the best James Bond gadget. But they're always missing the point, take a look at the outcome of most iPod competitors.

Obviously any company is trying to maximise profit and continuity of a device, Apple is no exception, however their mentality is totally different when it comes to product design and they prove most of you wrong time and time again.

Edited 2011-03-29 15:29 UTC

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RE[8]: Actually...
by boldingd on Tue 29th Mar 2011 17:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Actually..."
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

\golf_clap{Thom}

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RE[8]: Actually...
by Soulbender on Tue 29th Mar 2011 18:05 in reply to "RE[7]: Actually..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Well, it's working isn't it?

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RE[7]: Actually...
by spiderman on Tue 29th Mar 2011 16:01 in reply to "RE[6]: Actually..."
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

I hope you are being paid by Apple. If not, you are either trolling or really brain washed. All smartphones have 3G since 2005 or so. There was no more battery problem than today. Most people just use GSM and activate 3G when necessary to save battery. If you don't then you should. This has not changed since 2005.
How did they put that shit into your brain? Why do you have to turn any fail into the best ever move when it is Apple?

Edited 2011-03-29 16:02 UTC

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RE[8]: Actually...
by tuzor on Tue 29th Mar 2011 16:22 in reply to "RE[7]: Actually..."
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

All smartphones have 3G since 2005 or so. There was no more battery problem than today.This has not changed since 2005.

Actually the chips draw less power today then they did back then.
Most phones back then could barely get more than 2 hours of call time on 3G.

Most people just use GSM and activate 3G when necessary to save battery. If you don't then you should.

I bet you're one of those people who turn off their engine at every traffic light because they think they're saving fuel. A word of advise. STOP. You're actually using up more.

Oh and WTF who even turns 3G on and off manually ?
You know people use these smartphones for important stuff that requires data turned on all the time. Things like getting email pushed to their phone, notifications, twitter, browsing, maps.
Maybe if you're a janitor, you can get away with it, good for you.
Sorry to wake you up, this is not 2005.

Edited 2011-03-29 16:23 UTC

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