I've seen the other threads now. my apologies
posted via the N900
Unlike the iPhone, or Android/WebOS for the most part, the level of development and testing required is extraordinary if it's to be done well. I'm not about to argue with your claim of unparalleled market saturation, and for your information I'm actually running an S60 device myself, but that attitude isn't going to get you anywhere around here.
Symbian offers the biggest audience - yes, but I can assure it also offers the biggest challenge where there are varying levels of common ground in the back catalogue of devices that sport any of them.
Maemo as a platform has been canned. At MWC Nokia have announced plans to merge the Maemo core with Intel's own Moblin offering to create a new jointly backed Linux platform known as 'MeeGo'.
This announcement effectively renders the N900 as a singular entity, developmentally defunct... unless it is to benefit from an operating system overhaul that would keep it relevant amongst its peers.
I have the N900.... now I know that this service works on it, as it did the first day I tried it, now it's saying every-time I try the 'media is corrupt' odd....
The N900 is an amazing phone! But, let's hope the applications get better
I would just like to remind people that Skyfire has nothing to do with TVCatchup whatsoever and although it works for some it doesn't for others for various reasons which are only known to Skyfire and are best checked on their forums as to the reason why.
Mr Rawlins that was a general request not specific.
Totally off the cuff - i've only just come across this forum, i'm a N900 owner (and previous S60 owner/lover & still have my (t)rusty N95 8gig)
Wouldn't it be better to direct development to a more cross platform 'standard' such as flash? It's fairly obvious (to me) that future devices will be flash 'compatible' no matter the make/model/OS implimented... The iPhone really was/is a giant leap backwards compared to the progress made with Symbian and Andriod over the years. The N900 is the logical next step (fully featured & integrated flash support) and although Maemo will gracefully shortly vanish - the steps made (hardware and development wise) will be a milestone for other developers and devices. We might even see native flash support on an 'iDevice' before we reach old age