On Sun 18 Apr 2010 13:51:07 Robert Grundulis wrote:
> On 26 March 2010 13:10, CP Hennessy <cp.hennessy at openapp.ie> wrote:
> > On Fri 26 Mar 2010 11:34:19 Philip Trickett (List) wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 11:14 +0000, CP Hennessy wrote:
> > > > Even though the N900 is not available in vodafone shops it is
> > > > available online (depending on your package you can get it for as
> > > > low as €269). However the chappy in the Jervis St vodafone kiosk,
> > > > who was kind enough to let me have a go on his n900, told me that
> > > > vodafone will only have
> > it
> > > > on it's website for a few more weeks as o2 have the license to sell
> > > > it in Ireland.
> > > >
> > > > I've just ordered mine and look forward to spending much to much time
> > > > playing with it.
> > >
> > > So, is an N900 users group on the card then? ;)
> > I guess that any more than 2 people would be a group ;P
> > CPH
> > --
>> Me ma got me an N900 for my birthday. It's pretty amazing.
>> Nokia are cool about people rooting them and doing what they want. If you
> try to sudo at the terminal, you are told to install a package to enable
> root access, but that if you make a mess of the phone it's your problem.
>> There are no OS restrictions at all, I had Apache and mySQL running on it
> just for fun. It's also pretty nippy too.
>> The only downer is that it eats batteries for breakfast. I am lucky to get
> just over a day out of it without making any calls. I'm sure higher
> capacity batteries will make it to market though.
It seems that most(all?) smartphones are battery hungry.
But there are obviously several things you can do to help:
- install the app so that you choose the phone mode : 2G, 3G, dual
- change the screen brightness and timeouts
- do not automatically connect to a network
... and all of the other standard linux power hungry items you would also do
on your laptop, including :
- turn off bluetooth (unless you want to listen to the FM radio as they are on
the same chip)
- do not have too many dynamic items on your desktop
I guess the extreme would be to disable everything which is not directly
associated with making and receiving phone calls. I'm guessing that this
should give you several days of power. But whats the point in that ;)
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