Developers phone also fit for early adopters?

Marcel de Jong mdejong at
Fri Jan 26 01:19:03 CET 2007

On 1/26/07, Joe Pfeiffer <jjpfeifferjr at> wrote:
> Marcel de Jong writes:
> >On 1/26/07, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at> wrote:
> >> Marcel de Jong wrote:
> >>
> >> > I was wondering. I'm not a developer, at least not by profession; I do
> >> > have a degree in it but my coding skills are very rusty, I'm a
> >> > software tester (TMAP, but not yet certified).
> >>
> >> > So I'm not really a developer, but  I'd still like to get me a phone
> >> > in March. (can't wait till November or what was it again) :)
> >>
> >> > Will the developers phone be ready for usage for non-developers too?
> >>
> >> Absolutely not, sorry. This is really "release early and often". It
> >> will definitely be too rough for non-developers -- that's why we are
> >> targetting September for mass market.
> >
> >But the software needs to be tested, right? You can't exactly expect
> >the public to be your beta testers. (though in this 'web2.0'-age that
> >seems to be the general approach)
> Those of us drooling for one of the early phones, knowing what we're
> letting ourselves in for, are the beta testers...

Heh, you've got a point there. I know I'm drooling for one of those.
And if we can somehow backup the phone to do some testing, that'd
would be great.

Marcel de Jong

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