bburdette at comcast.net
Sat Oct 6 23:11:17 CEST 2007
> So ultimately i think not having a camera might diminish the market,
> but won't doom the phone.
I have to agree. I personally would like a camera, and if I knew there
would be a neo coming out with one in the near future I might even wait
for it. But I don't think this will 'doom' the phone, by any means.
I'll still be buying my gta02, though I might sell it one day in
exchange for one with a camera. The neo is still capable of doing many
many things without it being a camera too, its worth it to me to get
onto the platform and be in a position to contribute to the community.
A phone camera is lousy for taking pictures compared to a real camera.
But it is good for taking photos of things when you didn't think to
bring a camera with you, or you just don't want to haul around a big
phone. I have a nice camera, but I don't take it with me many times
because it is so big. For instance, it would be handy to take a picture
of a map, and then have it in the phone for reference. Or other
documents, like menus, agendas, etc.
I like the idea of there being a lot of interesting open source apps to
use the camera for the unexpected - like gesture recognition, for
instance. Use your hand gestures for gaming. This may be unrealistic
given the neo's processing capabilities, but who knows?
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