Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th May 2013 11:29 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The day has finally come! Jolla has finally announced the launch device for its Sailfish operating system - and by god this is a looker. It's decidedly different from other phones out there, but it has good specifications and carries a relatively reasonably price tag - EUR 399, and it's up for pre-order today, shipping in the fourth quarter of this year.
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RE: PC vs Phone
by shmerl on Tue 21st May 2013 18:43 UTC in reply to "PC vs Phone"
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It's not a phone. It's a handset computer which can make phone calls. That's why I don't like the term "smartphone". It's a dumb term, which limits the idea of general purpose mobile handset computer. However communication is still one of the most stressed functions there, but modern communication is not limited to telephony and commonly includes e-mail, instant messaging, VoIP and etc. So a much better term that describes such computer is communicator.

Edited 2013-05-21 18:49 UTC

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RE[2]: PC vs Phone
by lucas_maximus on Tue 21st May 2013 21:22 in reply to "RE: PC vs Phone"
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I think the point is that you missed is that these applications while they might run are sub-optimal for the platform they are running on.

I agree it is a mobile computer that can make calls, but the interface is that of a phone at the moment and it should be designed accordingly.

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RE[3]: PC vs Phone
by shmerl on Tue 21st May 2013 21:31 in reply to "RE[2]: PC vs Phone"
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I didn't really miss that point. I meant that while it has a use case of making phone calls, next moment it can be used for something else (for example attach to it a keyboard and a monitor and use for whatever). The fact that it's small should not limit your imagination. Only its performance should.

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