I really like my new mobile phone which is the Nokia N73 Music Edition. There is however one disturbing thing, and that is a blue light that is blinking whenever my phone is activating sleep mode. Sleep mode is great because it consumes less battery when it is active, but that blinking blue light is really getting on my nerves.
I mean, I know when my mobile phone is turned on and just in sleep mode, which means that the blinking blue light of the Nokia N73 is completely useless. The problem is that you can turn it off, but this also means that you turn of sleep mode which in turn means that your mobile is wasting more battery.
To turn it off you navigate to: Menu -> Tools -> Settings -> Phone -> Display -> SLEEP MODE => off. This sends the blue light and the sleep mode to Nirvana which is probably not such a good idea. An alternative would be to place the phone with the front on the desk to get rid of the light without disabling sleep mode.
I'm not sure why there is no option to turn off the light only and still keep the sleep mode. Nokia, it is time for a firmware update that fixes this problem.
Update: another possibility that you could explore is to cover up the led on the phone, so that the light does not shine so bright anymore when it is entering sleep mode. You could probably use a pen for that with colors that do not go off that easy, or use a patch or something like that instead to hide the blinking blue light of the phone.
Several readers have pointed out that the notification light can be turned off as well. To do so, one would have to go to Menu > Ctrl. panel > Settings and General > Personalization > Notification lights > Standby br and turn that off.
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