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[5]: PC vs Phone
by shmerl on Tue 21st May 2013 22:06 UTC 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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RE[6]: PC vs Phone
by lucas_maximus on Tue 21st May 2013 22:17 in reply to "RE[5]: PC vs Phone"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

So in summary you don't know.

Actually it wasn't what you addressed ignoring the triteness of the remarks of the OP. The fact is that the interface between the UI and the person is a limiting factor and is clunky at best versus a mouse and keyboard with a user that has the same amount of savvy-ness.

Edited 2013-05-21 22:19 UTC

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RE[7]: PC vs Phone
by shmerl on Tue 21st May 2013 22:22 in reply to "RE[6]: PC vs Phone"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Sure, mobile interface is more limiting. But it's not that limiting, as the OP implied.

You can also argue with OP statement from another perspective. We should care that it runs X/Wayland etc. for the sake of coherence with the desktop Linux. Synergy of technologies means sharing the effort. Common corporate world doesn't care or even rejects this, but Linux and free software world promotes this. Jolla positions itself as open source and community friendly company, so it makes sense for them to care.

Edited 2013-05-21 22:25 UTC

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