"Carmine Castiglia" <email@example.com> wrote:
>Frankly, this is one of those things that really makes you wonder about the
>designers at Palm/palmOne. How difficult would it have been to have the
>icon alternate between the lightning bolt and a "percent of charge" number
>throughout the charging cycle?
Well, since it's not an intelligent lithium system like in your
laptop, they have no way of knowing when it's charged. Having the
charge light go out when it's fully charged isn't rocket science, but
it requires just a tad more hardware and a slightly better design, so
they went for saving the nickel...