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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by talvi, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. talvi

    talvi Well-Known Member
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    In a review - Motorola Milestone 2 arrives, 720p HD video, Android 2.2, and Motoblur Enhanced in tow -- Engadget - I read:-

    "Moto were keen to point out the 5-device hotspot capabilities (courtesy of Froyo) on the Milestone 2, but they showed it off using a wired connection since the demo handset's O2 SIM card wouldn't permit wireless tethering. Well, that was a grand demonstration of how vulnerable our Android 2.2 goodness will be to the whims of mobile carriers. "

    Wireless connectivity dependent on the SIM card?!? Surely not ... :thinking:
     

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  2. Szadzik

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    I doubt it had anything to do with the SIM. Most probably their laptop was set up no to accept Ad-hoc connections as most company laptops are set up.
     
  3. talvi

    talvi Well-Known Member
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    Hmm, that's a vote of confidence for the technical abilities of Motorola et al, not being able to PM a demo stand !!
     
  4. Szadzik

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    Remember that apart from the device there is always a human being operating it and the human being is not always as resourceful and wise as it considers itself.
     
  5. talvi

    talvi Well-Known Member
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    Very true Szadzik, and in that conundrum the true skill of the designer sits. There's a great aphorism, almost Zen-like: "Make something foolproof and only a fool will use it." :D
     

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