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Chapter 1. Palm Basics > Battery Use

Battery Use

The era of the AAA battery is over, as today's PalmOne handhelds are powered by built-in rechargeable lithium ion batteries. Because battery use is minimal (the CPU is asleep most of the time, even when powered on), you can experience a battery life of up to several weeks. Where previous rechargeable devices were recharged using the included cradle, today's PalmOne devices now include a separate AC adapter. The battery icon found at the top of the Applications screen changes to denote that a charge is being received (Figure 1.20); some handhelds (like the Zire 72) have a small LED indicator on the case.


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