Stage of GTA03 development?
stroller at stellar.eclipse.co.uk
Fri Dec 19 16:22:24 CET 2008
On 19 Dec 2008, at 01:10, W.Kenworthy wrote:
> Actually, please add a camera. Many techos (that is those who work in
> technical areas) use the mobile phone camera in their work. I.e.,
> photos of situations, faults etc for reference/passing on to support
> etc. Only one device to carry, and its always with you.
I have found only one excellent application for a camera phone. When
installing Windows, one would be useful for photographing the license
sticker, which is often inaccessible & ill-lit in the back of the
server cabinet. I can then go back to my desk, enter the key using
remote desktop or the network KVM, activate & validate the
installation. This is much more convenient than sticking my head in &
out of a confined space & entering the key 5 digits at a time standing
up at the sever rack.
Unfortunately, my last phone's camera is inadequate for this, too. It
has some kind of flash (or perhaps just a white LED for illumination?)
but it is too poor to actually take photos in such dim light.
However, a camera has been confirmed for GTA03 and - since cameras are
so common on mobile devices - I don't see Openmoko removing this
feature without mentioning it. So a thread asking for its addition or
removal is really a bit redundant at this stage.
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