Emergency call at boot time functionality (was Re: Windows CE on freerunner)

Fabian Henze CC.Fan at gmx.de
Sun Aug 24 20:25:18 CEST 2008

Am Samstag, 23. August 2008 19:04:18 schrieb Gilles Casse:
> It time is very critical, it seems better to let the phone continuously on.
> Otherwise is this scenario acceptable (automatic call after 3 minutes):
> the phone is off, the user still holds the power on button while the
> kernel is starting (say during 5 seconds or more), when the OS is
> operationnal, an automatic message is sent (with info on the user,
> possibly gps coordinates, etc...).

This is problematic, if the power button is pressed while the phone is in the 

Maybe it would be possible to boot the kernel, gsm and X, then display a 
button for emergency calls while the rest (bluetooth, wifi and user interface 
stuff) is starting up. If the user presses the emergency call button the 
bootprocess stops/pauses and a menu like this shows up:
Continue booting


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