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Our French immersion kid hilariously calls the N8, l'iPhone de Nokia

Submitted by Roland on Sun, 2011-04-03 08:17

And doesn't understand why the UI is not as responsive in general e.g when playing Angry Birds on the N8
or why the N8 Angry Birds sometimes displays black blotches instead of the correct graphics.

Ah the current sad state of computer software, hardware and experience where only a few companies like Apple can make a compelling, complete experience. (i.e. beyond the Fisher Price iPhone experience; I love Fisher Price Ewan, I also love computer power tools like Ubuntu and Emacs) . I am looking forward to trying out Android in depth but it feels like Linux before Ubuntu rather than a compelling experience that can compete with Apple's.

It's time for real total mobile experience innovation. One that isn't tethered to a PC. One that helps me manage my life without drowning in a sea of overlapping and confusing apps or "ad driven where my data is sold to the highest bidder" web apps.

Perhaps I'll just give in to my geeky nature and run my own powerful but hard to use server for services for my mobile like I run this blog on my own server.

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Awesome to see you on a blogging roll again, Roland.

I am thinking about reverting my main site to a kind of archive status, where everything lives, and continuing to use an "overlapping" sea of apps. Agreed that it is super confusing for normobs and that while task centric apps are good, having to use lots of them gets confusing.

Other than a larger screen interface (which I could get in a tablet form factor), I've been finding that I can manage my life pretty well with even my little mobile. Not having a file system would get more frustrating if I moved to it fully, even just for "temporary" editing purposes before I shot it back to whatever collaboration system the file actually lives at.

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