A status report #2
Let me repeat again what we’ll do. It seems some of you have difficulties understanding what I try to say. My fault.
770 is a fully supported Nokia product. As an example, we released a new official OS2006 version for the Nokia 770 only yesterday. So it is also getting better. Also, a new OS2006 SDK was released yesterday. And as I said in my previous post, we follow the situation as we go on and keep on supporting the product.
A developer version of OS2007 for the Nokia 770
We will not make an official OS2007 version on 770 available. Instead, we are in the process of making a developer version, as promised, based on your feedback. For some of you, it seems to be not enough, though … well, I’m sorry for that. We’ll follow up how that developer version will go, and then decide how to move on. But no plans no make a full commercial OS2007 running on 770.
Future features and improvements -- focus on N800
Thank you for your suggestions on how to improve our products. Some of the suggestions are already being worked on. In this competitive environment of consumer products, working with partners and competitors, we cannot provide a total transparency to what we’ll do. Therefore, I cannot tell you all the details -- before I can.
The N800 will get better, more internet services will be supported, and I feel very excited about the future ahead of us. Competitors are emerging, and more and more people understand and support our original vision . Let’s make internet mobile and put it into our pocket.
When to release – early or late?
As I said in my previous post, expect to see the software on N800 getting better and better. I’ve already seen it in our internal releases. Based on our earlier experiences we decided to release it in CES, get feedback from users, and with the help of communities, improve the software. So we released the product now because N800 is already a very good and usable product, and it is getting better. There are always people who would like to do it the other way – and then others would say “just release and we’ll suggest what to fix and help you”. Once again – you cannot make everybody 100% happy. But that’s life!