alex at awstudios.net
Wed Jan 10 13:23:08 EST 2007
On 1/10/07 1:00 PM, "ron thigpen" <ron at fuzzsonic.com> wrote:
> Tarus Balog wrote:
>>> Oh oh.. can it join an xgrid using the included wi-fi connection?
>>> So many possibilities.
> Agreed on the possibilities, but all of this assumes that this is to be
> an open device. Was this actually stated? The cell carrier may have
> wanted this device to be closed or at least limited. They're very funny
> about that. Lots of revenue tied up in ringtone sales, per message
> tolls, etc.
Yeah, that's the worry and would be the dealbreaker for me. I believe there
are a number of third party games available for the latest-generation iPods.
I can't imagine that they'll move backwards from that, not let you use those
games on the phone, but those might be heavily licensed, like software/games
on a video game console. And Apple or Cingular might not want to open it up
any further than that.
It would be a shame, but I'm cool sticking with my Treo 650 (Palm OS) for at
least another 12 months and see how things shake out.
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