N95 Battery makes me want to seek out specific devices…

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.

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2 Replies to “N95 Battery makes me want to seek out specific devices…”

  1. Bummer. I keep my phone (original black RAZR) charging via usb while tethered to the n800 at work since it quickly loses its charge while tethered via bluetooth. I’m still trying to decide what my next 3g phone will be. I was hoping on going with the N75 but I read it also has poor battery life. Now I’m leaning towards the new Treo 755p.

  2. I’ve heard the same about the N75 – though only today. Serious bummer. The N73 can go for several days with intense usage… I expected more from a higher end device.

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