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speculatrix
given the N810 seems to have everything we zaurus users could want, albeit not in a folding clamshell but good enough, is PP dead?
speculatrix
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I guess the lack of a response says it all.

There's lots of good information in this forum - ideas etc, so I think it should be kept, but frozen?
BarryW
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 30 2008, 12:29 PM) *
given the N810 seems to have everything we zaurus users could want, albeit not in a folding clamshell but good enough, is PP dead?



Too bad it (the nokia) has a crap ui. That was the reason I got rid of it.
speculatrix
QUOTE(BarryW @ Feb 14 2008, 03:13 AM) *
Too bad it (the nokia) has a crap ui. That was the reason I got rid of it.


I wouldn't say the tablet interface is crap, it's quirky IMHO (see this interesting analysis and comparison with the newton: http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~sean/stuff/n800/). But that doesn't matter, you can build your own distro, from scratch, use Nokias or Angstrom as a base, and use any UI you want (E17, GPE, QT - the latter exists)

anyway, I didn't mean the n800 OS & UI, I meant the hardware. Given that PP turned out to be vapourware and a wishlist, the 810 fulfils most of it, just needs a mini keyboard (logitech dinovo mini) and use bluetooth to external 3G or GPRS or EDGE phone! The PP would have needed a huge amount of effort to make it useful when the Nokia has a working kernel, drivers for hardware and X11!
WilliamHey
i think is not dead, just need a little time.
fpp
The N8x0 Nokias even run the full monty KDE...
adf
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 30 2008, 12:29 PM) *
given the N810 seems to have everything we zaurus users could want, albeit not in a folding clamshell but good enough, is PP dead?

laugh.gif ATM my Zaurii have everything this zaurus user could want
speculatrix
QUOTE(WilliamHey @ Mar 5 2008, 02:25 PM) *
i think is not dead, just need a little time.


maybe the PP is just resting, pining for the fjords... lovely plumage, the pocketpenguin
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Ragnorok
- Perhaps erosion of the Antarctic ice has had a negative impact on the smaller (pocketable) Penguins?
chiark
OpenPandora, anyone?

http://openpandora.org/

Dromede
Openpandora is great hardware wise but, goddamn that thing is UGLY!
speculatrix
I think owning a pandora will definitely be a fashion statement, as in "I don't care about fashion, form follows function and ugliness is fine".
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Dromede
It's not ugly if you look at it from the handheld gaming perspective. But since everybody is waiting for the next Zaurus, Pandora is the closest thing to it hardware wise. Actually, it's exactly what we want in a new Zaurus - Updated hardware. Nothing else. And it's still ugly if i look at it as my next Zaurus.
wsuetholz
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 5 2008, 04:38 PM) *
QUOTE(WilliamHey @ Mar 5 2008, 02:25 PM) *
i think is not dead, just need a little time.


maybe the PP is just resting, pining for the fjords... lovely plumage, the pocketpenguin
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I think blue would be a good color.. Just look at that plumage :-) And no, I don't have the feet nailed to the stand.

louigi600
Well who has one of the ~100 developer devices ?
What's it like ?
AeroSigma
Ugly? This is a totalCyber Punk fashion statement. Match it with a pair of MyVu's and you're golden. As soon as this comes out I'm going CyberPunk on your a$$es

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