Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Acworth, GA, USA
Re: Metro PC good or bad?
First you have to understand why smartphones have short battery life. It's what they're used for and that they're always doing "something". Droids for example. People load apps that continuously check weather, automatically tell them friends facebook status, news, skype, vonage, animated wallpapers (just to name a few). If you don't actually shut these apps down, they're still running in the back, using battery power.
Me personally have had Blackberries in the past (since before Verizon even required a data plan) and was very happy with the battery life of 4-5 days. Last year I went back to a Windows Mobile (now Windows Phone), the HTC Ozone from Verizon. I checks local weather hourly (except for overnight), has 2 email accounts "pushed" to the phone, one of the accounts also wirelessly syncs my live.com come address book, calendar & task list. I'll read news and check facebook periodically throughout the day. I don't constantly send text messages, play games or have the display on. I usually get 3 days before I think I need a charge. I guess I'm a light data user.
It's the apps that kill the battery life of a smartphone.
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