Re: Somewhat fixed battery and other isues
Hi fellow AC,
The reason *why* they've semi-locked in the battery is purely to aid your 'perception' of build quality; there shouldn't be any rattles/fexing of the shell in use due to the battery being less-than-rock-solidly-mounted.
Re the N900; it has *most* of my needs BUT would have preferred it to have
* At least a 4.3- inch screen (like the HTC HD2), 5 inches EVEN better with 16:9/ 854 x 480 or even QFHD 960 x 540 pixels AND IT SHOULD SLIDE AND TILT!!
** The BLASTED KEYBOARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT LEAST THE 5 - ROW EQUAL OF THE HTC TOUCH PRO2
*** The processor was fine as launched; the RAM on the other hand I would have preferred to be 512 MB
If the TouchPro2- style Slide'N'Tilt screen wasn't used, the next best option would have been to design it as a bigger E90 Communicator : coupled with a 4.3 - to 5-inch screen, the increased RAM , bigger keyboard and space for the larger 1500 MAh battery, this would have come with the N95 8GB outer screen and KILLED the moaning about the lack of portrait orientation in most usage configs.
You may recall that until the E90, all earlier Communicators had an outer screen that was used for placing calls, reading/ composing SMS and obtaining basic status updates. If they had released the N900 in Communicator form, it would have also captured a LOT of the disgruntled E90 fraternity that are bemoaning the lack of an upgrade roadmap (until bedding-down of Symbian ^3/4)
The other benefit is that a Psion Revo- sized Maemo 5 Communicatorr with aforementioned specs would sell in exponentially greater numbers than the Booklet (dual- boot Win7 netbook) oddity they're trying to flog as a circa-£650 proof of concept!!
Do any of these Nokia lot know where one can get a consulting gig or are interminable amounts of gobshite and ridiculous swirly prototypes a prequisite?