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[3]: PC vs Phone
by shmerl on Tue 21st May 2013 21:31 UTC 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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RE[5]: PC vs Phone
by shmerl on Tue 21st May 2013 22:06 in reply to "RE[4]: PC vs Phone"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Flexible interfaces that adapt to use case (mobile/desktop oriented) on the very same device are being developed. Not sure how exactly Jolla is addressing this, but Plasma Active have it as one of the system design priorities. Jolla has lot's of stuff on their plate - first they need to become profitable. They can't achieve everything at once. So this is a great first step.

Anyway, even being limited to the mobile interface, you can do much more with the device than just phone calls. That was primarily the point addressed to the first poster above.

Edited 2013-05-21 22:09 UTC

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