Don't ship GTA02v5 without the rework

ramsesoriginal ramsesoriginal at
Sun Apr 20 13:02:17 CEST 2008

I this mail is great. I totally agree!
Sure, as Marco said, if no phone is still produced, and the change is
minimal, then it would be better to start proucing right away with he
improved versions.But I think most people can live with a brighter
led, even if that means some battery life less.

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 1:36 AM, Mikko Rauhala <mjrauhal at> wrote:
> pe, 2008-04-18 kello 21:57 -0400, Kevin Dean kirjoitti:
> > I have to say, I'm baffled by that sentiment. GTA02v5 is fully
>  > functional, the only "problem" is that it's not as efficient as it
>  > could be, just like every other product on the planet.
>  Hear hear. For fuck's sake, people. "Boohoo, there's gonna be a better
>  version down the line." Where the hell have you lived your tech lives?
>  This is how it _always_ is, and blowing any piece of admitted
>  suboptimality so out of proportion Escher would be proud is _not_ the
>  way to encourage an open development process.
>  Don't like a couple of LEDs being slightly brighter than strictly
>  necessary? Okay, there's the Perfect v6 coming up. Oh wait, it still
>  doesn't have wake-on-bluetooth (I'm almost sorry for mentioning this bit
>  of old news since it may stir up yet another storm in a teacup - again).
>  And it won't, too much reworking would be involved. So you'd better just
>  skip the FreeRunner altogether, you know, to get the perfect phone.
>  Don't think that's comparable to the lack of a minor power saving hw
>  feature? Well, there's this new Atheros AR6002 wifi chip that's more
>  power efficient than Neo's AR6001, so clearly, since we _already know_,
>  as many are stressing over the fucking LED thing, that the FreeRunner is
>  using a suboptimal solution, they should just scrap that piece of shit
>  and rebuild using this more power-efficient chip.
>  Of course, this all will mean that they'll never get any actual products
>  out, since there's always room for improvement especially in our
>  fast-paced tech world, but hey, it's all to satisfy the people who want
>  their phones Just Perfect.
>  And the point was? Yeah, the point. There was one here somewhere, let me
>  look for it. Oh yeah. Here it is:
>         Nothing. Will. Ever. Be. Perfect.
>  Get over it. Not to say you shouldn't wait for v6 if it would grind your
>  soul inside every time to see the led blink on a v5. Please do. Just
>  leave the rest of us in peace. Oh, and hope that the OM guys won't ever
>  think of a cheap way to make FR again slightly better and start
>  producing a v7. Why, that would mean that your phone would instantly
>  become useless crap, wouldn't it. Wouldn't it?
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