Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Jun 2011 15:37 UTC
QNX RIM has pushed the second update of the QNX-based operating system running on the PlayBook. One of the new features listed? "The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet can now be charged even when fully powered down." Oh my.
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RE[2]: Comment by Lazarus
by Neolander on Wed 8th Jun 2011 09:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Lazarus"
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I can see how this got through the testing phase myself.

Many devices nowadays are designed to be permanently sleeping to various degrees, and rarely, if even, be fully powered down. So it's logical that they did not experiment a lot with this operating mode during the testing phase, which focuses on the target use cases of the manufacturer.

30 second boot times are too much and fixing it would require too much effort, I guess... So let's waste power and never clean up the device's state instead.

Edited 2011-06-08 09:26 UTC

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