Todd Allcock <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote in news:cUXol.36862
> At 24 Feb 2009 07:43:56 -0800 When Gmail went down. =( At least I
> access it on my iPhone wrote:
>> Those little castrated no phone tablets must not have made Nokia any
> No, the web tablets haven't made nokia any money. It's sort of an R&D
> "side business" without any real commercial benefit to the company.
> Much like Apple TV! ;-)
It would be rather hard for him to understand a company like Nokia
that's SO LARGE they have a very active open source community they
support never intending to make a dime....but using the huge idea base
such a community creates for their commercial product lines.
It's why Nokia bought Symbian, then decided it was a good thing to make
it an open source community, too, to see what happens....letting a whole
world of genius coders have at the code. This has benefitted both
Symbian and Nokia very well, so far.
The Linux tablets were never widely marketed but have done much better
than Nokia dreamed they could...much to their delight.
Nokia Beta Labs are a very strange lot, to be sure, compared to your
local engineers. But, we are constantly hanging around the chute
holding our devices out to catch the tidbits that drop out the bottom to
Case in point: http://betalabs.nokia.com/betas/view...ing-calculator
We are asked before closing this piece to comment and send in our
handwriting samples for the system analysts and coders to make it work
over a wider and wider range of hand scribblings. The calculator is the
carrot dangling on the stick. Nokia's not interested in calculators.
What this calculator is is a test bed for handwriting recognition on
some future amazing product we users may have had a hand in helping make
it work better.....at low cost to the company. Every new version is a
real improvement.... http://betalabs.nokia.com/betas/current
More neat stuff here....