> Dumping Java from a rebooted phone platform design would almost certainly > pay dividends in the most important issue currently impacting mobile
> computing: battery life.
Sadly, I'm not so sure. The overwhelming power-hog on my Desire HD (running CyanogenMod btw), is the screen. What eats power most is eBooks: nearly zero CPU, but the display sucks power. I can get about 2 hours of book reading, but a day of standby, or ~6 hours of phone calls, or music.