Re: [NTLK] new PDA

From: Oliver Brose (
Date: Wed Jun 18 2003 - 09:23:32 PDT

>Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 22:49:12 +0200
>From: Orjan Larsson <>

>ehow hope Apple at least kicks the butts at SonyEricsson and=20
>Nokia, so they learn to go that extra mile and really do things user=20
>might really like. My P800 is quite useful, but I have run into some=20
>deadens thats frustating. Opera is so good, and GPRS cost per MB here=20
>in Sweden, so I wanted to surf via bluetooth at my home, over my=20
>DSL-line. Belkin has an cheap bluetooth AP coming to europe soon. Alas,=20=

Vodafone charges GPRS by kilobyte in Germany. Almost EUR 3 per 100kb,
close to open robbery if you ask me. I do no surfing at all with my
P800. Not after the first bill.

>The UI, UIQ, might be good by other standards, but I still would like=20
>some more cleverness in it, it sure aint as good thought as Newton UI.

Some more cleverness on the P800 would be a good thing, no doubt. I
sometimes think the thing to be brick-stupid, no birthday reminders,
ah, what am I saying, you cannot even address a birthday to a person,
you have to make it an event, strange on-screen keyboard... I really
like the integration of contacts with SMS & eMail though, it is
really easy, also to check multiple accounts. The phone is miles away
from being a Newton replacement though (and I do not want it to be),
and the only reason why I do not keep on organising contacts and
dates with the Newt is that my Newt<->OSX syncing is flaky at best,
and it creates too much hassle.

>And it being an bluetooth phone, wouldnt it be nice if I at home, could=20=
>use it to dial over my local analog line too, via an access point, like=20=

Siemens has some models with this ability, IIRC, but I would never
ever buy a Siemens phone again. They just have no clue about UIs,

>I am pretty sure Apple would have done P800 better, than SonyEricsson=20
>could do.

They would have done it a good deal better, I am sure. They would
habe used less cheesy plastic, ot even aluminum, made the phone less
buldgy, and the interface would be sleek, and not be stuck with these
WinCE-like color sets.

Oliver :)

We've really grown to dislike seeing the words "Microsoft" and 
"settlement" in the same sentence "..." it's pretty much always 
something like Microsoft getting away with a slap on the wrist for 
having stabbed an assortment of nuns and babies. (Not literally, of 
course. Yet. We think.)
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