All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 12-09-2008, 12:29 PM
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I use MobileMail on 3 and it doesn't seem to cause much battery drain. You can't really shut it down as it just starts up again, but it does stop the connection if it detects repeated GPRS connnections (this happens when it loses signal completely and then gets it back repeatedly), which I suppose might reduce its power consumption and prevent the problem Kontraband is mentioning. Not sure if other apps work in the same way.
i always leave mobilemail paused in the background on my E61, but press and
hold the *red* button to stop the 3G connection once i've downloaded any
new mail. it's just a case of holding down the menu button, select mobilemail,
and resume.

i'll be changing to a N95 8GB next week and know that i can use the above method
with that phone too.

tbh, i'm not the most heavy of phone users anyway, i just like to be able to
read my emails during the course of the day without resorting to using webmail
apps or waiting to logon back at home.

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