Don't ship GTA02v5 without the rework

martin at martin at
Sat Apr 19 22:33:00 CEST 2008

On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 12:20:15PM +0200, Marc-Olivier Barre wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 2:26 AM, Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at> wrote:
> > OpenMoko team:
> >
> > It's crazy to consider shipping the GTA02v5 without the rework
> > to solve the current leakage issue.
> >
> > Yes, people are REALLY anxious to get this phone. But shipping
> > a few thousand of units that do not meet spec on standby time
> >  is a Bad Idea.
> Yup. And if we've all been patiently waiting for *quite* a while, it
> was to get out hands on *Stable Hardware(tm)* and handle half finished
> software ourselves. Heck, what happened to that requirement in the
> meantime ?

Welcome to the real world.
Do you really belive you get totally optimal hardware without known bugs
with any vendor? I don't thing so. It's always a judgement call and you
just don't see what is know suboptimal with other vendors.

I think one small element that's off most of the time drawing a bit more
energy than absolutly needed isn't the end of the world.
There will always be better hardware on the horizont with computer
devices... If you try to get "perfect" you will never be able to buy
With openmoko you just get a tiny bit more information showing so.

Well, it's up to you to decide what to do. But honestly i think this is a
bit out of proportion. 
Did anybody try to calculate how much this added draw will shorten the
uptime of the phone? if not how can you claim it's a blocker problem?

 - Martin

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