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[2]: PC vs Phone
by lucas_maximus on Tue 21st May 2013 21:22 UTC in reply to "RE: PC vs Phone"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

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"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

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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RE[4]: PC vs Phone
by lucas_maximus on Tue 21st May 2013 21:41 in reply to "RE[3]: PC vs Phone"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Yes you did.

When I talk about interface I think about the current interface between the user and the phone.

At the moment there is a limitation there, and it is limited compared to what I can do on my PC. While the hardware underneath is quite capable, the interface isn't.

Edited 2013-05-21 21:41 UTC

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