Stage of GTA03 development?

Pander pander at
Thu Dec 18 12:57:58 CET 2008

Sony Ericsson has very good camera's in their phone but this will cost
indeed a lot in the range (production number) of Neo. I've noticed that
I'd use the camera a lot for making notes of advertisements and posters in
the city. Also in some countries, like Japan, the square barcode is used a
lot for advertisements and discounts. For this, and for OCR with 
subsequent language translation (especially CJK) a future model with
camera would be appreciated.

On Thu, December 18, 2008 12:24, Michael Zanetti wrote:
> 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.
> - 3G connectivity: Although it is very expensive, I think we _really_ need
> this one. I know so many people who would like to buy a Freerunner, but
> they
> don't do so because of the missing UMTS connectivity.
> - The rest could stay just as it is in GTA 02. Im perfectly happy with it.
> Perhaps the slow Glamo could be exchanged... But afaik this is done
> already...
> Cheers,
> Michael
> On Wednesday 17 December 2008 10:39:21 Laszlo KREKACS wrote:
>> > Depending on the feature set that can cut both ways. It could also be
>> a
>> > case of "I was going to wait for gta03, but I absolutely can't have a
>> > phone with a camera so I may as well get gta02 now" for example. A
>> must
>> > have for one person can be a deal breaker for another. I pick the
>> camera
>> > as an example as I used to work on a site where cameras weren't
>> allowed,
>> > but keypads and screen resolution have polarised opinions before too.
>> Hi!
>> I'm interesting only in two things:
>> - camera (I assume yes, because of the camera interface of cpu;
>>   would be rather dumb not using it)
>> - better case design (the current one is not even in the league with
>> other phones;-|)
>> For case design, I find these (among others) great:
>> -
>> -
>> - iphone
>> In short: not make anything as stupid as a lanyard hole.
>> I hope these features will be untouched:
>> - vga screen
>> - touchscreen
>> - wifi
>> - gps
>> - usb host
>> - sd card
>> I expect these bugfixes:
>> - better rfi design (no echo/buzz and ugly workarounds around them)
>> - better audio quality
>> - no glamo
>> - better battery management (change the current PCF50633 PMU unit)
>> - better 2D performance (should be achievable with the new samsung
>> s3c6410
>> cpu) - better SD handling (straightforward, if you remove the glamo)
>> For me the release date is not important. I can wait one year without
>> buying a freerunner,
>> if it takes 1-2 year I will consider freerunner as an option, but
>> likely I will buy an another
>> phone.
>> Best regards,
>>  Laszlo
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