Yes, I know you cannot name these, but I saved you the trouble, by already mentioning one such model. Those DAPs have been criticised partly for this, so, respectfully, that is not a valid reason for also limiting the current delivery on the X5.
I understand, but I respectfully disagree.
But if you can do a decent job with the power of the E12, then why do you decide not to do the same in the X5? Because you want to leave the door open to make a more expensive X7? Or because you want people to also buy the E12 with the X5? Or because you want the X5 to be unnecessarily slim?
Battery duration is almost always something manufacturers seem to want to shortchange people on, in a vain effort to make their device as slim as possible (Apple are one of the worst offenders for this, because they want their devices to be 'trendy' / glamourous) Same thing for many Android handset makers. I would MUCH rather have a DAP that is 5 - 8 mm thicker if it allowed improved battery capacity. It would still leave the X5 dimensions relatively compact.
Or, as you and I discussed, a few months ago, allow for a quick-swap battery, but I know you are determined to keep the X5 chassis as sleek and sealed as possible.
Perhaps you could offer an alternative case and battery for more demanding users?
Edited by Mython - 9/3/13 at 8:35am