GTA02 is now an expensive brick

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Thu Jan 8 15:31:07 CET 2009

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)-2 wrote:
> if management had actually given "free reign"they would have said:
> make the phone boot in a reasonable time
> make it last at least 48hrs without needing a recharge
> make it reliably make and receive phone calls and sms's
> make it sane/possible to enter text for sms's and contact information etc.
> make the other hardware function properly (wifi, gps, accelerometers)
> make some demo apps for the non-core hardware for a phone (gps, wifi,
> etc.) to
> show that it works and how to drive it.
> show us progress every 1 (or 2, 3 or 4) weeks with a new os image on a
> gta02.
> then sit back and let engineering do its job. the regular demos of "stuff
> moving along" (or a good explanation why you cant show anything currently)
> would be the oversight needed to make sure engineers didn't stray
> off-track.

Sounds like a great plan to me, and I hope something like it is adopted over
the coming months. And probably strike the text entry line as there are
multiple keyboards. If none is perfect, so be it.
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