No Camera???

Clayton Jones drcjjones at
Sat Oct 6 20:59:43 CEST 2007

I'm also conflicted about the camera.  I don't think lack of a camera
will doom the Neo.
One thing to keep in mind - nowadays many companies are restricting
the use of cell phones with cameras on company premises due to
security and IP concerns.  I know of many coworkers who've abandoned
phones with cameras because they aren't allowed to bring them into the
workplace.  As for myself i usually leave my phone locked in the car
when i go to work.

However, having said that, i do find the camera on the phone to be
extremely useful.  There have been dozens of times when i've been out
somewhere with friends and family and thought "if i only had a camera
right now!" and then realized that i do on the phone.  I have dozens
of shots of spontaneous moments that i wouldn't otherwise have if i
hadn't had a camera on my phone.

So ultimately i think not having a camera might diminish the market,
but won't doom the phone.


On 10/6/07, ian douglas <id at> wrote:
> Frankly, I'm mixed on the subject. For years, I never had a camera
> phone. I avoided it, as I thought it was a waste. I'd look for phones
> that specifically didn't have a camera and it took a lot of legwork to
> find one that was suitable for what I needed but didn't include a
> camera. Then I got stuck with one that had a camera, and I'll admit I
> did use it but sparingly. When that phone died, I was torn whether to
> find another phone with a camera or go without, and went with one
> without a camera and don't regret it.
> Overall, I'm glad the Neo doesn't have a camera, otherwise I'd be
> tempted to port "the gimp" as an ipkg (if someone hasn't already) so I
> can manipulate photos I take on the spot. ;o)
> -id
> Mikkel Meyer Andersen wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Personally I'm glad to avoid having a camera, and I suppose (know)
> > others think the same.
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