Kevadu: You're dead wrong about no internet pushing. I've done a fair shair of professional web design and server-side programming, so I can say from first hand experience that not only CAN the web push data, it does it on sites that you go every day. Every Google page except for the blank search page features up-to-the-minute auto refresh, statistical updates, and advertisements. Rotating ad bar? Rotating News articles on most default home pages? That's server-side data transfer. AJAX is everywhere, and it's only going to grow. Hell, we do it on our tiny little TV station website. It's completely geddo and does full page refreshes instead of targeted images, but it's there.
Google, Yahoo, MSN, CNN, hell, any news site. Facebook, My Space... gotta get your instant message to the user immediately! Then you get all the lowly blog sites scrambling for web advertising, the warez sites, the porn sites, the seedy side of the internet, it gets even worse there! You're getting pushed data on more sites than not.
I never said you can't do server-side pushing of content. I know damn well how to do it. What I said is that the vast majority of sites don't
do it and it's a feature that the web was never really designed for. Maybe I'm just highly biased in my selection of sites since I wouldn't touch shit like Facebook with a 10ft pole, but there are very few sites that I use that do that sort of thing. Google sites are about the only ones I can think of, and they generally do it for good reasons. In any event, if there is a site that would eat up those sort of resources and you know you're not going to be using it for a while then how hard is it to close that window, really? I'm sure as heck not going to be leaving porn sites open anyway...
The bottom line is that I have a device that does exactly what you claimed would be a 'DISASTER' and it works just fine, thank you.
I am aware that the trend has been to dumb down devices for the lowest common denominator, I'm just not happy
about it. As long as there are options out there for more capable users I will support them. Unfortunately it doesn't look like Nokia is ever going to make another device like this (well, they were
and then that horrible deal with Microsoft happened...), so I have no idea what I will eventually replace it with...