> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Roy Schestowitz <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I can't give you definite answers, but...
>> > How long does the battery last on a TUNGSTEN W?
>> It depends what you do. If you have the backlight enabled, more power
>> will be used. If you do heavy and persistent computation, then more power
>> will be used as well. More factors leading to battery drain: sound,
>> bluetooth enabled (anybody feel free to correct me) and even weather
>> (environmental) conditions.
>> > Can you exchange batteries easily?
>> They are difficult to change unless you feel confident opening up your
>> device. I don't know where to get batteries, but they are designed to
>> last enough for a regular 'lifetime of use' (like the battery of the
>> clock on your PC, for example). If you use it heavily, get one of those
>> battery extenders.
>> > How much do they cost?
>> Probably not as much as the expertice of people who will change it for
>> you. It's not cheap in any case.
> So what's the average amount of time a battery lasts on one charge for:
> A) Backlit text typing
> B) Backlit wireless web-surfing
I am not sure about the Tungsten W, but I'd estimate 10 hours for a new
battery in mode A, and less than 5 in mode B. It depends greatly on how
many operations your processor is doing so heavy traffic and constant
download of files (and traversal) should take far more than, let us say,
reading the same plain-text Web page for a quarter of an hour.