Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 18th Jul 2005 03:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless One of the new requirements of WM5 was that it now had to be installed in the flash ROM instead of the main RAM (on WM5 there is only "program" memory and not "data" memory shared anymore). Microsoft's Mike Calligaro blogged as to why this change can save lots of battery life.
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Power Use
by deathshadow on Tue 19th Jul 2005 10:45 UTC
deathshadow
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2005-07-12

I find the power use part of the article interesting, and it does make sense to an extent. Since you have to refresh ram (wasting power on the discharge and chewing it on the charge) at a regular interval it's one of the highest use items in a portable device...

My only concern would be exectution speed... Would the need for things to take longer to run offset the extended battery life?

Although I have to say, I question the wisdom of anyone who puts critical data on a battery powered device... Hard storage exists for a reason, and with the USB2 powered laptop hardrive external enclosures, there's no good reason to not be able to back up something.

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