22 posts • joined Friday 13th July 2007 14:17 GMT
No future in this solution
This is a niche product with a declining future.
The coming trend will be for people to store all their music on their mobile phone and connect speakers wirelessly to the phone if they need to.
Current mobile memory cards can store 16GB, and 32GB is not far off.
Has anyone got VOIP to work on a Nokia anyway? My Nokia E51 comes with Nokia's preferred VOIP app Gizmo preinstalled. But it's unusable, with awful sound quality and terrible latency (delay). Skype is the same on the E51.
> Ironic really, of the all the mobile platforms its the MS one that is most open :)
S60/Symbian is open source (or will be shortly). I can't see MS going open source for a while yet :)
The guy who wrote this article needs to cool it a bit, probably
It doesn't matter that Chrome does nothing new. The fact that it does it faster could make a big difference for some apps.
Some revolutions are due to quantitative changes rather than qualitative changes.
Although that remains to be seen in the case of Chrome, of course :)
Smartphone are a dumb idea?
My Nokia E51 works fine, unless I install stuff on it! Even Nokias own Internet Radio app rebooted my phone regularly until I kicked it out. Another radio app screwed up my address book, so I had to reinstall the whole phone software.
Do people really want installable native apps screwing up their phones? I don't think so.
Which really calls into question the whole idea of "smartphones". Feature phones are getter smarter all the time. And they run benign Java apps which rarely, if ever, crash a phone.
Even PCs are are "dumbing down" to become more reliable and user-friendly. Many of the simple cheap computers inspired by the EEE pc are aimed at the new paradigm of running all software "in the cloud" and installing only sandboxed "managed code" such as Java and Flash to run internet apps such as Google Docs.
Better than nothing
Java may still have a way to go, but its still the only real cross-platform game out there.
I have Java bus timetables from my local bus company on my phone. They work on just about anything.
And I know that Java's not going to crash my phone, unlike some native apps.
Even Nokia´s official radio player app reboots my brand new Nokia phone on a regular basis.
Totally inappropriate "punishment"
I depend on the internet for banking, paying bills, email, running my life in general.
You're saying that BT have the right to cut me off if my teenage son sends a song to his mates?
...an ultra-light laptop that is actually *cheaper* than a normal one!
1. Can I listen to BBC radio with it?
2. Can I access and listen to MP3s on my home network?
I want to listen while I'm taking a bath :)
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