[EMAIL PROTECTED] schrieb: > Hi, > > I'm totally thrilled with all the goodies crammed into the gta02, and I'm even > more thrilled with the ideas people are having to use these goodies. > > Whats less thrilling is the battery life. Switch on all those goodies and you > have a phone that will be dead in about 5 hours. Its king of like owning a > porche that has a fuel tank the size of a coke can :-) > > I wonder, is it just me or are there enough people out there who are > interested in having more power? Enough people to make it worth while some > company (maybe openmoko) to tool up to produce a new back cover for the gta02 > thats a few mm thicker so it can hold a battery the full size of the rear > cover... then all we need is a custom battery that will fit in the cover and > interface with the existing power pins on the rear of the gta02. Looking at > it we could easily gain 4-5 times the power with a large flat battery pack. > > Has this been discussed at all? anyone have any opinions on this? > > Yes I know there is still some work to be done on the openmoko APM functions. > However when these functions work all they are about is turning stuff off to > extend battery life. > > Given the openmoko demographic, I'd say having a phone thats a few more > millimetres thicker to accomodate a large battery (as in function over design) > is an attractive option... there has to be plenty of takers out there to make > it worth someone's while to tool up and produce the alternative cover and > battery pack. > > Regards, > > Jon > > > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community > > Im not sure, but I think with an even thicker phone there will be more no-geeks who dont care about the freeness who wont buy the phone only because its thick and heavy (and such a phone would be heavy). an the second problem is, the batty we use now is a standard-battery, u can buy an battery like this at ebay for 10 bucks, but a custom battery sounds very expensive. i think the key for longer life isn't a bigger battery, but a better energy saving.
regards, Arne _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community