Developers phone also fit for early adopters?

Joe Pfeiffer jjpfeifferjr at
Fri Jan 26 01:15:11 CET 2007

Marcel de Jong writes:
>On 1/26/07, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at> wrote:
>> Marcel de Jong wrote:
>> > I was wondering. I'm not a developer, at least not by profession; I do
>> > have a degree in it but my coding skills are very rusty, I'm a
>> > software tester (TMAP, but not yet certified).
>> > So I'm not really a developer, but  I'd still like to get me a phone
>> > in March. (can't wait till November or what was it again) :)
>> > Will the developers phone be ready for usage for non-developers too?
>> Absolutely not, sorry. This is really "release early and often". It
>> will definitely be too rough for non-developers -- that's why we are
>> targetting September for mass market.
>But the software needs to be tested, right? You can't exactly expect
>the public to be your beta testers. (though in this 'web2.0'-age that
>seems to be the general approach)

Those of us drooling for one of the early phones, knowing what we're
letting ourselves in for, are the beta testers...

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