Battery life & case design

Diego Fdez. Durán diego at
Wed Jul 2 00:04:16 CEST 2008

El mar, 01-07-2008 a las 13:22 -0700, steve escribió:
> A deeper back cover is an option. The cad files are open. I also thought of
> an external battery pack

What about this: ?

The specs says: Output power: 6.58 Volts - 320 mA (max) in direct
sunlight. Can it power the FreeRunner (power no just charge) ?

> ( maddogg sent me some stuff on it). Lots of ideas, too little time
> Steve 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: community-bounces at
> [mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of
> jonathan at
> Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 7:17 AM
> To: community at
> Subject: Re: Battery life & case design
> Mikko Rauhala wrote:
> > 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.)
> >
> Thankyou, that is exactly what I was suggesting.   For instance, I was
> pretty
> excited over the ideas for the mybot program (is that what its called?)
> having a phone that alters its behaviour based on GPS and where you are....
> I'd like to take that idea further and include WIFI so the phone also knows
> where it is based on what SSIDs it can find.... but can you imagine how long
> the phone would last with GPS and WIFI turned on??  kind of makes the idea a
> no go. 
> Which is a shame as such functionality really goes a long way to make the
> phone a transparent and intelligent technology which you'd quickly be lost
> without... also its something that most other if all other phones do not
> do....
> So in short if there is anyone who has the means to mass produce a new
> deeper back cover for the phone so we can have a large battery in it then I
> think it would be in our interest to pursue that.  I'm sure as time goes on
> there will be many other great software ideas for the openmoko/gta02 that
> will require the goodies to be switched on at all times.
> I've had a gta02 for a few days now. It really interested me as a platform
> for my various codings.  My old mobile was a P.O.S so I started using the
> gta02 as a phone straight away (which is fine with some tweaks).  However,
> already I have the habbit of getting to work and plugging the gta02 into my
> PC's USB port.... thus whenever I leave the office for a while I usually
> leave my phone behind which completely defeats the idea of a mobile :-)
> Regards,
> Jon
> _______________________________________________
> Openmoko community mailing list
> community at
> _______________________________________________
> Openmoko community mailing list
> community at
Diego Fdez. Durán <diego at> |
GPG : 925C 9A21 7A11 3B13 6E43 50DB F579 D119 90D2 66BB

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 197 bytes
Desc: Esta parte del mensaje =?ISO-8859-1?Q?est=E1?= firmada
Url : 

More information about the community mailing list