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mobilecomputer said in August 31st, 2009 at 15:55

Why does a phone have to be such a banned feature?

Even if you would not use N900 as a phone as such, I think having 24/7 internet connection, regardless of the geographical location, a _pre-requisite_ of proper mobile internet experience.

Carrying a second device, a phone, next to a non-phone internet tablet, for the sake of that internet connectivity is, to me, very clunky. And very far from ideal.

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Jon Pritchard said in August 31st, 2009 at 17:26

mobilecomputer speaks the reasoned conclusion. Having everything in one device is true convergence. At present you’re left trying to tether your internet tablet which is not practical or efficient.

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penguinbait said in August 31st, 2009 at 17:49

yeah swiss army knives are great. have you ever tried to actually use the cork screw, how about the tree saw. A true mobile computing experience will never happen on a 3.5 inch screen.

User Gravatar said in August 31st, 2009 at 21:41

quick guess is that the call interface have gotten to much of a focus, being the only app supporting rotation, and even autolaunching if the device is rotated while showing the desktop.

basically, nokia have gone from “the UMTS radio is only for data” to making voice calls a very prominent feature of the device.

i would have loved to see it used on the table as a video phone, and then later discover that it was using UMTS video, not skype or some other voip. Or maybe even voip or HSPA connection.

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tony said in September 1st, 2009 at 0:29

I don’t have a NIT, but always coveted one for the Linux in the pocket and have followed news since n770. A jailbroken iPod touch is no substitute :-)

I totally agree with the author/post as by analogy, ipod Touch + iPhone = successful App store. Different markets can really use different devices.

I too hope Nokia is not shortsighted to forsake their developer base and remain lost to the carriers with telephony only. Archos, Creative and probably even Palm will have a Wifi-only, PMP type iPod ‘touch’ to expand base and spread their brand or OS; I look forward to Nokia doing the same.

Pretty please?!

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