Clarification Rant

Alan Ide gamebeavis at
Fri Jun 8 18:05:02 CEST 2007

Agreed. I feel exactly the same way. I have said it before and I will say it
again, the best part of being a "COMMunity" is COMMunication. In the first
few months of development there was a great deal of communication, but it
seems to have dwindled which makes me nervous to be honest.

On 6/8/07, Jonathon Suggs <jsuggs at> wrote:
> Well since this was supposed to be available back in March, there was no
> immediate need.  Now the pressure (for me) is starting to build.  So it
> is more of a question of I've been waiting for ~3 months now and there
> is still no idea of when it is going to actually become available.
> Yes, I could go out and buy a cheap phone today.  But then the Neo could
> be out tomorrow and I would have wasted my money.  But its not even a
> money issue for me.  Its a lack of communication issue.  The original
> date was March.  Sean clearly explained why they had to push back the
> date, but only said that new devices would be out "soon."  Then there
> was another production run and we all thought that THAT was going to be
> when they were available...but there were issues and we got bumped back
> to "soon" again.  LCD shortages, bad production runs, whats next?  Are
> they are going to scrap the GTA-01's in favor of ramping up production
> lines for the GTA-02 (since that will possibly be the mass-market
> hardware) but at a few months delay?
> So while I'm complaining, I'm also appreciative of the information that
> has been passed down to us.  However, that doesn't erase the fact that
> they set a date and missed it only to be followed up with a "soon"
> response.  It would be different if they had just said that it would be
> available in 2007, but to set an exact date then not come through?  Then
> not even give a follow up just seems a little "off" to me.
> So I know that I'm sounding really down on Sean and the bunch and that
> isn't my sentiment.  I'm excited about what the platform has the
> potential to do.  But its just deflating to see it "failing" at such an
> early point in the development cycle...I guess my optimism can only last
> so long.  I guess what I'm getting at is if they can't get something out
> the door now (when it is arguably the most important time for the
> platform) then what is the future going to be like?  I'm going to have
> to see some MAJOR progress to get my hopes back up to where they were
> when I first heard about and started following the project.
> Luit van Drongelen wrote:
> > Well, if you can't live without a mobile phone until the Neo with WiFi
> > comes available, why not buy a temporary 25 buck phone? That's what
> > I'm doing now...
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