Battery life & case design

Mikko Rauhala mjrauhal at
Tue Jul 1 15:43:58 CEST 2008

ti, 2008-07-01 kello 14:35 +0200, Arne Zachlod kirjoitti:
> 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).

Actually reading the text you would have noticed he was suggesting for
someone (maybe Openmoko, maybe not) to produce a large battery back as
an optional accessory, so your criticism misses the point entirely.

For myself, I would be at least somewhat interested (depending on bang
per buck, of course; it's not a must-have for me), for largely the
reasons the OP mentioned. That is, simply for getting to have more of it
on more of the time doing useful stuff. 

Power management is obviously important regardless, as is getting decent
standby time with the default battery. (If anyone would like to offer a
short summary to the community on how cpufreq and suspend are
progressing, that would be interesting.)

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