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    Hi guys,

    It's quite obvious to mobile phone users that the powerful flash their phones are equipped with can come very handy in the dark, if used as a flash. I know people have been looking for ways to do this on Nokia phones, where usually this is not a built-in function. I also know there are several Symbian/Java applications out there that claim to be able to do this. However the ones that I have tried (NTorch, BestTorch, SpotOn) are either only able to use the *screen* for lighting, instead of the flash, OR only able to turn on the red, low-powered light in the flash. Does anyone have a solution that will actually use the full power of the flash? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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    Re: New solutions to the old question: can the camera flash be used as a torch?

    There are actually quite a few for the Blackberry's that use the camera flash as a torch. The latest one I seen will actually turn it on full bright, and leave it on for up to 30 minutes.
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    Re: New solutions to the old question: can the camera flash be used as a torch?

    If you're on about the phones equipt with the faster flashes found on traditional cameras (Xeon flashes), then I don't think it's possible. I'm no camera expert, but the way these flashes work is that a quick jet of current is sent to the light which causes a quick but powerful burst of lighting. To use it as a light, you'd have to have the application tell the phone to keep a persistant flow of high current to the flash, which would not only cause damage, but it would also drain your battery pretty darn quick as well I should think. In short, I don't think it's possible due to hardware limitations. the LED flash equiped phones however, do a fairly good job

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