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speculatrix

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« on: January 30, 2008, 04:29:07 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?
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 05:54:25 pm »

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?
« Last Edit: February 13, 2008, 05:55:10 pm by speculatrix »
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008, 10:13:47 pm »
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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.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 04:28:59 pm »
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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!
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 09:25:54 am »
i think is not dead, just need a little time.

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 01:13:14 pm »
The N8x0 Nokias even run the full monty KDE...

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008, 04:23:42 pm »
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given the N810 seems to have everything we zaurus users could want, albeit not in a folding clamshell but good enough, is PP dead?
  ATM my Zaurii have everything this zaurus user could want
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008, 04:38:44 pm »
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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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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2008, 12:43:47 pm »
- Perhaps erosion of the Antarctic ice has had a negative impact on the smaller (pocketable) Penguins?
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 09:38:24 am »
OpenPandora, anyone?

http://openpandora.org/

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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2008, 10:15:05 am »
Openpandora is great hardware wise but, goddamn that thing is UGLY!

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2008, 08:56:33 pm »
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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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2008, 08:40:02 am »
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.
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2008, 05:26:02 pm »
Quote from: speculatrix
Quote from: WilliamHey
i think is not dead, just need a little time.

maybe the PP is just resting, pining for the fjords... lovely plumage, the pocketpenguin


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.

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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2008, 04:41:05 am »
Well who has one of the ~100 developer devices ?
What's it like ?
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