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Mike Temporale
11-21-2005, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.theunwired.net/?itemid=2749' target='_blank'>http://www.theunwired.net/?itemid=2749</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Since I received the i300 one month ago, it's my Smartphone of choice I'm using day in, day out and as much I enjoy it (no, I don't miss Windows Mobile 5.0 too much on Smartphones while I would seriously miss it on Pocket PCs if I would use a non-WM5.0 Pocket PC now) I must admit that the battery stand-by isn't the best, at least not if you use the multimedia features of the phone. The hard disk asks for a battery tribute and for sure you use the HDD often, either for playback multimedia files like photos or videos or to store photos and for sure I'm also using the HDD to store my navigation maps."</i><br /><br />Arne Hess from the::unwired shares his experiences with the battery life of his new Samsung i300 Smartphone. It looks like Samsung has some work to do in this area before they're going to have any real success with this phone.

11-21-2005, 11:15 PM
NAND storage had arrived and the 1" HDD is dead.

To back up that point, Maxtor has just written off more than $2 million of 1 inch HDD investment, in a current FCC filing and Micron and Intel are investing over $4 billion in a new NAND plant - essentiall for Apple's products.

WM2003SE or 2005 - it doesn't matter, as soon as the iPod Nano came out, all other media in the 4GB range died.

I'm not going to buy an Apple iPod, but I'm certainly not going to buy a 2003 OS device with a HDD.

Maybe this time next year they will have a 2005 device, large screen, 4GB NAND memory and updated apps.

(I can dream, can't I?)

Jerry Raia
11-22-2005, 05:39 PM
Quite a few here knew the HD on this phone would be a huge battery drain. Why didn't the engineers at Samsung know?