View Single Post

Old 24-11-2008, 12:59 PM
plinkykev's Avatar
plinkykev plinkykev is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Near Coventry, UK
Posts: 221
plinkykev is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by Toblerone View Post
WHY cant nokia add in a torch function?! it seems so easy and frustratingly simple to do... yet they dont offer it. Does anyone know if there is a legitimate reason?
We had the same issue at Motorola, for our Z8, and the reason given was due to heat build up - the LED would get really hot and maybe melt the phone / lens / etc. An idea was to use a lower level, or even fast off/on use, but that was rejected for fear people might have a epileptic fit (flash would essentially be strobing).

For the Z10 phone however, they just added it in (hidden away for use in camcorder mode), so not sure really what the fuss was all about on the Z8 model - time to program it and get it approved was more likely the issue I guess! :-)
The comments expressed here are my own, and not those of my employer. I used to work for Sendo (X and X2) and Motorola (Z8 / Z10 / other UIQ).