Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Apr 2012 20:36 UTC
Google I wasn't just wrong, I was being an idiot. "When Google was in the thick of Android's development in 2006 and 2007 - long before the platform ever reached retail - it was a very different product, almost unrecognizable compared to the products we used today. Documents dated May of 2007 and made public during the course of Oracle's lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android show off a number of those preliminary user interface elements, prominently marked 'subject to change', and you can see how this used to be a product focused on portrait QWERTY devices." I'm hoping I can dive into this a little deeper tomorrow; since it's the busiest period of the year for my little company right now, I don't have the time to do it today. Just to make sure nobody thinks I'm just going to ignore this, I figured it'd be a good idea to post a quickie today. I'll get back to this tomorrow, or Friday at the latest.
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I WANT THAT PHONE
by ToddB on Wed 25th Apr 2012 21:09 UTC
ToddB
Member since:
2012-01-25

Wow, that OS looks like something I can actually use vs. a toy that somewhat renders web pages well. Nice keyboard, useful apps, easy to navigate. You wouldn't have the variety of app types you do on touch screen with large screen. But, I don't want variety I want something that works well with useful apps built in for message, calendar, email, and rss/atom is the only web I care about when on the road. I never had a blackberry, but I loved my wife's Nokia E71 and my N85. I can message so much faster using T9 with predictive text on a 9 key than I ever could on a touch screen.

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RE: I WANT THAT PHONE
by fretinator on Wed 25th Apr 2012 21:43 in reply to "I WANT THAT PHONE"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Wow, that OS looks like something I can actually use vs. a toy that somewhat renders web pages well. Nice keyboard, useful apps, easy to navigate.

I agree, I prefer a keyboard-friendly interface - those ARE the Droids I was looking for.

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RE[2]: I WANT THAT PHONE
by dsmogor on Thu 26th Apr 2012 13:15 in reply to "RE: I WANT THAT PHONE"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Why don't you buy Nokia E6-00, it's basically key + touch Symbian belle device with gorgeous 360ppi screen.
Looks ways better that these screens while being true to keyboard first design.

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RE: I WANT THAT PHONE
by Lennie on Wed 25th Apr 2012 22:24 in reply to "I WANT THAT PHONE"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Looking back, I think the Nokia N950 would have been a good choice for me.

But it is a product that was never sold, it was only for developers. I believe developers even were asked to sent them back.

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RE[2]: I WANT THAT PHONE
by shmerl on Thu 26th Apr 2012 00:27 in reply to "RE: I WANT THAT PHONE"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

No, Nokia never asked for that. It was essentially a gift from Meego supporters from within Nokia to Meego community (officially a loan). They basically pushed that program out. Otherwise Nokia could just bury those N950 somewhere in their dusty warehouses.

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RE: I WANT THAT PHONE
by WorknMan on Wed 25th Apr 2012 23:02 in reply to "I WANT THAT PHONE"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

But, I don't want variety I want something that works well with useful apps built in for message, calendar, email, and rss/atom is the only web I care about when on the road. I never had a blackberry, but I loved my wife's Nokia E71 and my N85. I can message so much faster using T9 with predictive text on a 9 key than I ever could on a touch screen.


Well, those plus GPS, and Google Voice.

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