26-09-2002, 06:44 AM
i went to a tradeshow yesterday and managed to see a p800 in action, i asked the guy who worked at sonyericsson who had it and he said that it will be released under Q4 2002 and that the information regarding the developer-toolkits on the homepage were wrong, it WILL be free. they had (as he said) around 4 toolkits available for free on their page and that did NOT include the java toolkits.
the release date is set to next year
26-09-2002, 11:13 AM
It's available now, from SE here:
26-09-2002, 11:32 AM
saw the news after i posted it :)
... it WILL be free. they had (as he said) around 4 toolkits available for free on their page and that did NOT include the java toolkits.
In the developer download section of SE you can read:
"... it also includes a UIQ emulator, which requires CodeWarrior Development Studio for Symbian OS to run C++ applications"
CodeWarrior isn't free! And without the emulator you can't do much! :-(
I think this is a bad mistake of SE not to release the Developer Kit for free (or maybe for only a small amount). A platform can only live with it's software, and most of software is written by independant or private developers (like Me). I don't think there will be many private developers with a dev-kit price of nearly $1000,-!
Therefore the platform sells bad - and if the platform sells bad, the bigger companys (which have the funds to buy the devkit) will also not write software! It's a vicious circle!
How do you think about it?