On Saturday 09 February 2008, Shawn Rutledge wrote: > At least the 1973-compatible Nokia batteries will probably be > available for a long time (as I'm hoping the Nokia 770 batteries will > be), but there is still the problem with charging them (the phone > cannot do it). The rule of thumb is that no LiIon battery will last > longer than 3 years or so.
I think we are probably safe on that. The Nokia BL5C is used in quite a lot of different Nokia phones, including a number of very low cost models for developing countries. Those phones will get manufactured in huge numbers (perhaps 100 million), and will be around for a long time. Due to their huge numbers, and the fact that some of the owners won't have the money to upgrade for a long time, I doubt spare parts availability will be a problem. You might consider buying one of these cheap phones, both as a backup to use if a software update renders you Neo 1973 temporally unusable, and to charge the spare battery. I have a Nokia 1100, as a spare, and I use it's battery interchangeably with other devices. -- David Pottage _______________________________________________ OpenMoko community mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community