Developers phone also fit for early adopters?

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at
Fri Jan 26 01:29:00 CET 2007

Marcel de Jong wrote:
> On 1/26/07, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at> wrote:
>> Marcel de Jong wrote:
>> > Hello all,
>> > 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.

Of course not, that's why we have scheduled a 6 month phase where
everyone can buy the phone but needs to be clear that he buys a
developer device, not an end-user device.

I mean, if you want, go ahead and buy one in March. I just want to
prevent false hopes.


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