Stage of GTA03 development?

Justyn Butler justynbutler+openmoko at
Thu Dec 18 12:43:23 CET 2008

2008/12/18 Michael Zanetti <michael_zanetti at>:
> As It seems this thread is becoming more and more some sort of a whish-list, I
> will put my 2ct here also:
> - Please don't add a camera: Has ever anyone made a picture with a mobile
> phone camera that doesn't suck? Get a real camera if you want to make some
> nice pictures! There is just one way to get a useful camera within a mobile
> phone: Using very expensive optical lens and zooming technologies. But in that
> case, I'd prefer to use the money for a 3G modem which brings me to the next
> point in my whishlist.

I think this is a misunderstanding of the concept of having a camera in a phone.

For many people it is the convenience of *always* having a camera on
them. Who knows when you need to take a picture?

It doesn't matter if the picture sucks - they have a "real" camera for
quality photos. But they don't have it on them all the time.

Furthermore, as Raster points out, for some people the better
cameraphones actually do suit their needs *well enough* to replace a
normal camera (my gf is one of these). There will always be a large
group of people for whom this will never be the case, I know.

I say this as someone who would personally gladly do without the
camera in place of 3G. But doing this might turn off a whole other
group of people, because some sort of camera is such an expected thing
in a phone these days.

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