How much juice does the display eat up when it's active? I assume it's a considerable amount. Could we have the ability to drop the phone into a minimalist mode, where all the "fluff" is disabled but bare-basic features continue to work? For example, kill the wifi, GPS, bluetooth, and even the display. If you are in a crunch and want to extend your phone's call-time capacity, you could probably deal with approximating a 3 col, 5 row standard phone keypad on the touch-screen WITHOUT the screen displaying anything. Maybe it's a silly idea, but I know I find myself stuck all the time in a situation where I wont be able to get my phone back on a charger like I had planned to. When it comes down to it, the Neo is a phone first, and I'd rather have it act as such when I'm in a bind.


Michael Shiloh wrote:

Nick Guenther wrote:
On Feb 8, 2008 4:04 AM, Michael Shiloh <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

I've researched this a little, and this is what I've learned:

1. We are still looking at a number of different batteries, so there is
no "final" capacity or feature set determined yet.

2. The capacity will most likely be around 1200mA.

If you find any place on the wiki that says something other than 1200mA,
can you please make the correction? You may reference this email.

Oh. That's... really disappointing. The battery life is already
unusable, and the faster processor and wifi will just make this even

We are well aware of software changes we need to make in order to improve battery and have simply not had the time to do this. You can expect much better battery life when we implement these changes.

In fact if you look in the archives of the kernel mailing list you will see that a tremendous amount of progress has happened over the past few days. I think the current SVN code supports a much improved suspend mode that my very simple testing suggests should last for well over 12 hours. And work continues.


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