Power Management on Neo1973

ian douglas ian.douglas at iandouglas.com
Thu Jan 10 11:10:37 CET 2008

Well, if you live in a remote area of the USA, the lack of 850MHz band 
would prevent you from using it as a phone ;o)


Tim Niemeyer wrote:
> Hi,
> Powermanagement isn't only suspend2ram! There are also other things!
> What are the hardware problems in GTA01, preventing it from using it as a
> phone?
> * Nicolas Linkert <linkert at fastmail.fm> [10-01-08 10:47]:
>> 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 ...
> Tim Niemeyer
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