Power Management on Neo1973

Maciej Kaniewski maciej.kaniewski at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 11:02:47 CET 2008

from openmoko.com shop page :

WARNING: Developers only! Please note that the OpenMoko products are not
meant for the end user and explicitly marked as Developer preview at this
time. Read this wiki
article<http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Developer_preview>to find more
technical details of what you can and cannot expect of these

... and when you follow the link you can find
What you *CAN NOT* expect yet

   - reliable means of making phone calls, esp. not from the UI
   - reliable means of sending/receiving SMS, esp. not from the UI
   - integrated GPRS data access
   - bluetooth integration (basic bluez driver works)
   - proper power management (i.e. no reasonable battery life yet)
   - ringtone (or other) profile management
   - network preferences (call deflection, manual operator selection,
   - a complete application framework where third party application
   developers can write apps that easily integrate with the OpenMoko world

As far as i know you had to agree with that  when you bought the phone


On 10/01/2008, Nicolas Linkert <linkert at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Hi,
> I sent this to FIC:
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> before I do that [send my device back to FIC and exchange it],
> I'll need to find out the following:
> Question:
> "I have been following the improving power management conversation on
> the IRC logs and on this list but am still not clear if it is only a
> software problem (suspend issues, devices not shutting off when being
> closed
> etc.)or there are Major hardware issues involved (I am talking about the
> Gta1 devices not FreeRunner). Could someone from OM or FIC clarify
> this?"
> Answer:
> "I am not from fic or OM, but from what I can tell (I developed the Neo
> parts of Qtopia), power management issues are hardware related,
> otherwise Qtopia would suspend/resume perfectly, as it does on the
> Greenphone and other handsets Qtopia comes with."
> This appeared yesterday/today on one of the the OpenMoko mailing lists
> (Community). IF the answer to the question is correct, then there's no
> need to exchange my phone - it simply won't improve then. But IF that is
> the case, then I would like to give my phone back.
> Hope someone from FIC can clear this up.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The answer I got:
> "The answer is correct."
> So the GTA01 will in fact never be usable as a phone. Too bad. And some
> EUR 300,00 wasted ...
> Best regards,
> Nicolas
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