RE: RIP N900 (Sonny Jim)
Fanbois much? I think you missed the point where I said I really do *like* the phone, I was just pointing out it's failings:
> battery life sucks: mine works at least as long as the android phones of some co-workers
Yes, but how many 'tweaks' have you done to get it to the same performance level, like bigger batteries, turning off wifi and the various software tweaks. And I'm not 'generalising my specific problem": http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22n900+battery+problem%22
The point I was trying to make about the Ovi store and developer support is the fact if you look at the Android and iPhone stores, just look how many quality apps from known companies you can PAY for if you want to, not apt-get'ing some alpha software from a repo. Nokia did it's best to be completely unhelpful to it's developers, Smoku produced some great software for the N900 and this is what they have to say about Ovi:
>GPS takes ages to lock on: only when no internet connection is available
So, if I'm in a middle of a field and want to use my GPS (and don't want to spend bucks on 3G data), what happens then? Oh yeah, that's right, I just walk to where there is an internet connection. Because whenever I use GPS I'm nearly always near an internet connection. Other devices use the GPS information sent by the Cell towers, why can't the N900 do this instead?
If you look into it, you'll find that whenever the N900 has anything plugged into it's headphone output, it deliberately limits the volume (to save damaging your ears). The problem with this is that it's not 0.7Vpp (ie standard line level), meaning you have to overdrive the input stage of the amplifier it's plugged into, causing distortion. But of course, you knew this already, because you have no problems, therefore none exist.
>MMS is expensive crap
Unfortunately it's the method that 90% of people use to send images between phones and for a $400 phone you'd expect it to support something out the box that most phones could do 10 years ago.
And it is slow, try not reflashing it every 2 months and you'll see what I mean. Once the various databases start to get filled (conversations, call log, autocomplete etc) it starts to crawl along.
But iit's ok, because none of these problems effect you, therefore they don't exist,. right?