A while back I posted about considering a new mobile to use specifically as a modem. I was originally thinking of a second phone to use purely as a 3G device since none of my current phones work on US 3G networks. As I’ve used the N95, I realize that unless I actually have a pocket modem, the N800 tethering I do regularly will render the N95 as a half-day device at best.
I really don’t mind the idea of a second device specifically as a modem, but knowing that my N73 can easily handle this task as well as anything else I’ve asked it to do in the course of a day, really rubs me the wrong way. I’m not sure how much extra real juice you get from 150mAH, but apparently it’s enough to make a difference here.
I don’t want to be in the position to have to make compromises — especially given the promise of convergence with devices like the N95. Today though I am not comfortable using the full capabilities of the N95 without being within range of a charger. I love what it can do, but expect it to handle the job for a day. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.