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Re: [opensuse] Nokia Nseries and gnokii
  • From: Roger Oberholtzer <roger@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2009 08:16:46 +0200
  • Message-id: <1244096206.18743.14.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2009-06-03 at 17:45 -0500, Rajko M. wrote:
On Wednesday 03 June 2009 11:26:42 am Roger Oberholtzer wrote:

This is of course because Apple are in control of
both parts of the puzzle. What is to stop the other guys from doing the
same. This is one of many reasons iPhone sales are doing quite well.

Apple success is based on others greed.

Not to start a religious war, but if one were to compare the use of the
iPhone/iPod to similar devices by other manufacturers, one might
conclude that Apple have done a very good job. And, even if you have to
go through some hoops, which other phone maker provides a free SDK and
free application hosting and distribution? Free in that you only pay a
part when you sell something. It you go not sell something, you pay
nothing. And, the number of totally free apps for their devices is quite
a long one.


Theoretically other can do the same:
- Manufacturers provide more functions out of the box,
- Service providers use those functions to create services,
and finally to share profit, but they compete instead.

Which brings us full circle to the point that started this thread:
Partly by not really and fully following standards when they do not have
to, in the hope of locking customers into their goods. This disregard
for standards (on the PC side) makes open source development for their
products a more difficult task than it need to be.

Well, I for one an finished with this thread. Time to get back to work.

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