Again: Advertising thoughts

Giles Jones giles.jones at
Tue Jul 17 01:16:56 CEST 2007

On 17 Jul 2007, at 00:06, Clare Johnstone wrote:
> Hi Jonathon, How would you manage when there are a lot of names? My
> phone is also
> my phone book, and has pages of names in small print. This is why I
> choose a phone with
> a good screen and a stylus.

I can't answer for jonathon, but there are many ways to deal with it.  
Groups, timeline (recently contacted people), searches (enter partial  
name), visual search (photo contacts), male/female, region/city, hell  
you could even plot them on a map and touch a city (I've been using  
my Nintendo Wii too much lol).

A few of the above have never been implemented in any device, I just  
think they're good ideas :)

>   I don't altogether understand the
> rationale of insisting on
> fingers when there are so many pixels which can present easily read
> detail.

Styluses get dropped, fall apart etc. Have you ever bought an mp3  
player that used a stylus? nope, yet you manage to navigate through  
music with one.

> Also I don't understand why there is so much emphasis on a
> mass market which is already well catered
> for; possibly to the detriment of the niche market which wants a lot
> of functionality fom the
> device. This little phone should be able to replace the laptop a lot
> of the time, taking notes
> in meetings for example (which i already do on my phone, small and
> above all quiet.)
> The improvement with the neo will be the easy transfer of such files
> to the PC(linux).

It's called being ambitious and making a difference. The same could  
be said about Linux but there's a lot of people who want to see it  
have greater marketshare. The greater marketshare the easier it is to  
convince hardware vendors to provide Linux support.

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