Originally Posted by brownhornet
Well you do know most newer cars do keep at least part of the headlights on when the car is on whether its day or night right? And I could use your same rhetoric and say who walks around with 3G on all day. I would venture to say MOST people do. As far as 4G, I dont turn it on at all because with the penetration issues its pretty worthless for me. But even without it, I could turn the screen on on my Evo right now, browse the web for a few minutes and just watch my battery trickle like a balloon with a hole in it. THATS my complaints.
And YOU may not need social networking, but TONS of people do.. thus the main reason twitter and facebook are IMPLEMENTED into the phone.
They are called daytime running lamps and I have them on my Accord. Have nothing to do with the light bulbs used for night time driving. And I've had people honk at me thinking I left my lights on driving around during the day time. I've had my Accord since 2006 and the daytime running lamps have not burned out because they were built for running during the daytime.
The 4G was not built thinking people like you would walk around with every radio turned on. I know this because I owned the first HTC touch phone called the Touch. Battery life sucked unless you turned off 3G.
Everyone who works in buildings with pretty thick walls, take the subway, or fly in pvt planes know to turn 3G or 4G off because it will kill your battery. Nobody that works in my fortified building at work complains about turning 3G off on their EVOs and I know 5 people who have a 4G.
Your just not thinkin correctly if you think I can take a satellite phone to Iraq and think I can leave it connected to a satellite all day long and think it won't drain the phones battery. Just like a cell phone connecting to a tower a sat phone has to connect to a satellite. That takes battery power.