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loki said in October 15th, 2008 at 10:11

I want a bigger screen too ;)

800×480 seems to be outdated… ^^

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penguinbait said in October 15th, 2008 at 11:17

To correct the miswording in my question. I want higher resolution, the screen size is fine. Being able to switch between 800×480 and 1024×600 would be optimal :)

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Serge said in October 15th, 2008 at 15:57

Anyway, Nokia and Maemo team have reached good ratio between commersial (profitable) quality (that usual consumer likes) and openess of device and platform (that open source community and geeks like).

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littlejohn said in November 19th, 2008 at 11:59

IMHO one of the biggest failings of the Nokia IT’s is lack of a truely robust PIM (sadly this may have been a marketing decision). This should be a high priority for Nokia itself. In the interim, what would be necessary to port Kontact to the platform? Would this be viable?

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penguinbait said in November 19th, 2008 at 17:04

Kontact runs fine, but only under KDE

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Jolest said in December 1st, 2008 at 3:37

I agree with littlejohn. The absence of a built-in PIM package for all the N810 (and kin) series is a major(!!) sales killer for most consumers. They don’t care if alternatives are available with a little bit of downloading. They want out-of-the box functionality.

Until they can get basic PIM functions out-of-the-box, they see the N810 as “severely crippled” (direct quote from a friend) compared to ANY similar PDA/phone/netbook.

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penguinbait said in December 1st, 2008 at 13:46

While I understand your frustration I just don’t really agree with you. The N810 is not a PIM device and is not marketed as such. It is a web in your hand, email, chat, video chat (with other 800/810 users), skype, and GPS device as well. It was never meant to be a PIM and after 3 years with the 770/800/810 its obviously not that big of “sales killer”. People are buying it for what its good for. I do not have a PIM, I do not use a PIM, if I don’t remember it must not have been that important. ;)

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rokky said in July 5th, 2009 at 12:15

Odd response about a PIM not being important when you mention the IT-included functions of email, chat, and Skype that are direct complements of a PIM. Would you not like to keep address and email info for those you communicate with available for reference/copy/pasting, and a calendar for scheduling activities with them (and for yourself)? That is the core of a PIM (Personal Info Manager).

I have just acquired a N810, and that was the 2nd function I went for with the GPE PIM tools (the first function being Maemo Mapper, which is rather disappointing in its slowness, complexity, and TINY fonts – how can a driver look at the speed and direction info without dangerous major eye refocusing? Look at the UI of a dedicated GPS like my Garmin Nuvi 200w to “get it”).

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