Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jun 2009 11:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The Palm Pre will hit the stores on Saturday, June 6, and it has a very important task to fulfil. Contrary to what the sensationlist media want you to believe, that task is not to dethrone the iPhone, but to save a flailing company. Palm requires for its very survival that the Pre and its brand-new operating system webOS is a success. CNet has taken the Palm Pre through its paces, and despite some flaws, they were quite pleased, especially on the software front. Update: Another review, from Engadget: "To put it simply, the Pre is a great phone, and we don't feel any hesitation saying that."
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RE: Multitask & Battery Life
by memson on Thu 4th Jun 2009 13:21 UTC in reply to "Multitask & Battery Life"
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Multitasking does use more battery life. It's not a "lie". The more the processor is in a non idle state, the more battery power it uses. Most mobile processors (such as the ARM class processor in the iPhone) will go in to a low power idle state when not being used.. this runs just the bare essential processes to keep the OS running. If your processor can't sleep, it will draw power constantly. This will use up your charge more quickly, hence worse battery life.

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