WG: Posibility to get status informations with the help of a LED

denis denis at planet-standard.de
Thu Feb 1 12:17:36 CET 2007

Salve rob! :) 

It's great that an implementation of LEDs is discussed. My problem with
flashing screens is the high amount of energy that it costs. At the moment I
have a SE S700i and I always have to turn the screen on in order to get to
know if there are messages or emails. And blinking only two or three times
is not enought because you're not looking at the screen all the time.
Flashing LEDs have the advantage that they cost less energy and can blink
over a large amount of time. So you just look at the LED and know "ah there
is a sms or ah I got an email". 
In my opinion it's not much effort to integrate a LED into the hardware and
it gives you a lot of options for telling the user something about the
status of its phone.

Regards, Denis

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[mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] Im Auftrag von Robert Michel
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 1. Februar 2007 11:47
An: community at lists.openmoko.org
Betreff: Re: Posibility to get status informations with the help of a LED

Salve denis!

denis schrieb am Donnerstag, den 01. Februar 2007 um 11:03h:

> I searched the different hardware specs and archives of the mailing 
> list but didn't find any information if LEDs will be one part of the

AFAIK the Neo1973 v1 will have no LEDs (beside the screen backlight and
inside the touchscreen)

> One of
> the most important things, from my point of view, talking abount a 
> mobile phone is the possibility to get a "silent" alarm with the help of a

A binking screen should be visibel enough.

> So is something like this planed?

We collected some ideas for the next version of the Neo and having one or
more LEDs are already an idea/wish discussed here.


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