Patent Number: 6,480,700

Title: Apparatus, and associated method, for operating a communication device at reduced level of current consumption

Abstract: Apparatus, and an associated method, for selectably reducing the current consumption of a communication device, such as a mobile station operable in a cellular communication system. Portions of the communication device operated at desired power levels but at reduced current consumption levels, thereby to reduce power consumption of the communication device. When the communication device powered by a portable power supply, the longevity of the portable power supply is increased, as lessened amounts of power are required to operate the communication device.

Inventors: Groe; John (Poway, CA), Kenny; Tom (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Nokia Corporation

International Classification: H04B 1/16 (20060101); H04B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019