Battery Lifetime

Scott Derrick scott at
Wed Jul 16 04:19:38 CEST 2008

I'm amazed that more isn't being said about the battery lifetime people 
are seeing?

I just read an article in Information Week that cited a large poll 
concerning users of mobile devices.  What was the number 1 issue, far 
and above any other issue people are concerned about and want to see 
improvement.  Yes, battery life.

The times I've seen posted here are pathetic!  8 hours of standby!  
Christ, my MotoQ has almost 8 hours of active phone time!  8 hours of 
standby makes the FR a toy at best.

I realize that a lot of people are just trying to get the unit to accept 
a sim card, or make a call,  get a gps fix, etc..  But I seriously can't 
use it as anything but a desk toy with that kind of battery life.

Is there an ACPI or some other kind of power monitor built in that is 
granular enough for somebody to work on this problem using software?



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