Hardware questions: Does the 1973 have a camera?

Sean Moss-Pultz sean_mosko at fic.com.tw
Mon Nov 13 18:38:35 CET 2006

Dear Tony,

Thanks for your interest. My comments are inline:

On 11/13/06 8:03 PM, "Tony Holmes" <holmes_tony at hotmail.com> wrote:

> It seems from the pictures and the absence of "camera" from the features
> list that the Neo1973 does not feature a camera.  This seems unfortunate.  I
> love the idea of a Linux based phone, I use Ubuntu on my PC so the idea of
> using apt-get to manage the software sounds great.  The GPS idea sounds very
> interesting.  I had a look at Nokia's Linux tablet community site and all
> the applications that I could see there seemed to relate to ways to use it
> as a communications device (and so make more money for the networks).

Our first generation hardware won't have a camera. If this is a feature
highly requested by the community we will definitely put it in the next
> Obviously the 1973 is a communications device and so is likely to feature
> applications that will allow email, limited web browsing, phone calls and
> other data transfer uses, but (as is implied by the GPS) it is also a device
> capable of running a variety of other applications.

For sure. And the fact that it's open means that you can put any of these
applications you like on your phone ;-)
> So, will it have a camera?  And will the screen be protected (being a touch
> screen) without adding too much bulk to the unit?  Thanks.

No camera now. We will provide a really neat case.


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