[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: Battery Benchmarking?

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Sat Jan 13 13:33:58 EET 2007
Nicola Larosa wrote:
> Simon Budig wrote:
>> I believe Nokia is missing a psychological factor here. Putting the
>> cover on the 770 allows the user to forget about it. He finished using
>> it and it is kind of stored away safely, it won't distract him.
> That's exactly how I feel about it.
Me too, and I'm getting the impression from this thread that Nokia are trying to insist the customer is wrong in this case (pun not intended!) :)

I'm happy to be always ON at home, always ON when I'm on the train into the office but when I get off that train I want to be OFF! To achieve this flexibility I want/need a quick (and I mean really quick - no faffing about with multiple button presses and/or menu options) way to put the N800 into the same state of slumber the 770 goes into when the cover is put on. The current "Lock touchscreen..." option leaves the screen iluminating the inside of my pocket, and "Soft Poweroff" hack doesn't disable WiFi/BT. Also, I want to avoid using the "Power" button to instigate the "cover-on" event as the Power button is not designed for regular use.

To this end I've raised bug #943 (https://maemo.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=943) but it seems the Nokia devs (or is it Nokia marketing?) are pretty hard core about telling us how *we* should be using *our* new friend, so I'm not entirely sure where this will get us. :(

Anyone interested in bug/enh #943, please post comments in Bugzilla. :)


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