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Top message:  Too bad it's made by HTC - so what's the point? by bluecoyote   Sep 24, 2008, 12:43 PM

Replying to:  Re: Too bad it's made by HTC - so what's the point? by Rich Brome   Sep 24, 2008, 2:59 PM

Re: Too bad it's made by HTC - so what's the point?

by bluecoyote    Sep 24, 2008, 6:38 PM

I've owned a few HTC devices with hardware defects- things like keyboards that didn't fully work right or glitchy trackpads or radios.

S60 is, for the most part, a Nokia OS. Although they've played around with Maemo and a few other Symbian variants, I don't even know of another manufacturer who has anywhere near the involvement with the OS that Nokia does.

Ther will most likely be a lot of other Android devices, but the same has been said about Palm and WinMo- there were a *lot* of Palm and still are a lot of WinMo devices, and both platforms suffered from indifferent hardware manufacturers (Kyocera and Samsung with Palm) and lack of focus. (Sony with the failed CLIE devices years back, HTC currently.)

I'm not optimistic that you're going to see the level of integration with it that you see with Apple's iPhone or Nokia's better-implemented S60 devices, or even RIM's Blackberries. It honestly seems like another HTC device running a better OS. That's great for nerds, but that's an incremental step that has been skipped by RIM and Apple with their new waves of Smartphones.

So the only real advantage right now is it's a "totally open" or "hackable" OS, which 99.9% of the general public doesn't care about.

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