11-04-2008, 10:08 AM
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The whole bedside mode is is a bit of a cludge anyway. You can only disable the radio/led/dim the screen. And it doesn't care if it's just powered up or actually connected to a PC. Would also be better if you could just assign a profile when in bedside mode. The only thing (currently) a profile won't do is set the screen brighness, but it would otherwise give many more options.
For me, ONLY being able to set one of the existing profiles when in bedside mode would be fine, so long as it returned to the previous profile when power was removed.
There's so much more that's possible with the hardware/OS that could be applied to profile control. There's an ambient light sensor, there's a "sound sensor", it knows the time, if you're in a meeting, if it's got external power, if it's connected to a PC, where it is (cell ID), etc. And many more attributes to be associated with a profile - radio control, screen brightness...
I guess we've all that to look forwards to in new apps if/when RIM expose all that in their API's.
Switch on WiFi when I'm in the cells that cover work and home
Change profiles when in meetings
Change profile when it's dark and quiet
Change profile when powered (by your bedside) but not when connected to a PC
Last edited by wibbly : 11-04-2008 at 10:13 AM.