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  1. B-Hizzy's Avatar
    Just saw the article on the main page, and was curious as to whether the charging pod works with the 8900. Can anyone confirm?

    Thanks!
    12-18-08 01:16 PM
  2. jimper88's Avatar
    I just bought the charging pod specifically for the 8900 and it works great
    12-18-08 01:23 PM
  3. B-Hizzy's Avatar
    awesome!
    Thanks!
    12-18-08 03:36 PM
  4. cubbyfresh's Avatar
    I want a charging pod link please
    12-18-08 04:20 PM
  5. andyJH's Avatar
    How does it connect? There is no plug on the bottom of the phone.
    12-19-08 09:17 PM
  6. aristile's Avatar
    There are charging contacts on the back of the phone on each side of the back door release. They are copper. When you drop the phone in the charging cradle, the contacts in the cradle charge the phone's battery through these contacts on the phone.
    12-20-08 12:01 AM
  7. jimper88's Avatar
    its the same principle as cordless phones when they are charged
    12-20-08 08:30 AM
  8. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    12-20-08 08:31 AM
  9. cwoodffr's Avatar
    anyone find them retail in the GTA?
    Last edited by cwoodffr; 12-20-08 at 10:57 AM.
    12-20-08 10:52 AM
  10. dooks88's Avatar
    I just ordered mine from the crackberry store. Will be here monday.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-20-08 02:03 PM
  11. gregerator's Avatar
    I have only used my USB port for charging my Pearl and the port has become a bit loose. Are there other advantages to using a charging dock? Does the charge hold better? Charge faster/slower?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-20-08 02:09 PM
  12. Pete6's Avatar
    I have only used my USB port for charging my Pearl and the port has become a bit loose. Are there other advantages to using a charging dock? Does the charge hold better? Charge faster/slower?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    It charges just the same but since it does not use the USB port, a lot of wear and tear is removed from this extremely fragile connector. For me this is sufficiet reason to own one.

    The charger costs about $25 and a USB port repair costs $75+postage.
    Last edited by Pete6; 12-21-08 at 03:53 PM.
    12-20-08 06:16 PM
  13. benzworm's Avatar
    i never thought of it like that...
    12-20-08 06:28 PM
  14. degilmo's Avatar
    The only disadvantage to these types of charging pods is that they don't sync and charge at the same time. I use this type of charging pod at night next to my bed. But I use one that actually connects into the USB port to charge and sync with my computer.
    12-20-08 06:30 PM
  15. philanthropy's Avatar
    The only disadvantage to these types of charging pods is that they don't sync and charge at the same time. I use this type of charging pod at night next to my bed. But I use one that actually connects into the USB port to charge and sync with my computer.
    yea i think this is something i'd look for

    when i have away games

    or im away in general

    it cuts down the things i need to bring

    and it allows me to keep my phone and my laptop

    synced incase i need to transfer pictures and stuff
    12-20-08 07:24 PM
  16. marc.flores's Avatar
    For anyone based in the UK, Scancom have them in stock (last time I check was Friday).
    12-21-08 05:10 AM
  17. masboy98's Avatar
    There are charging contacts on the back of the phone on each side of the back door release. They are copper. When you drop the phone in the charging cradle, the contacts in the cradle charge the phone's battery through these contacts on the phone.
    aaahhh.. that explain..
    12-21-08 06:14 AM
  18. philanthropy's Avatar
    aaahhh.. that explain..
    yea

    i always wondered how those things worked
    12-21-08 01:12 PM
  19. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    My USB jack decided to die on me and I thought I was going to lose my mind! I was so happy to get a charging pod (had to switch out batteries with my husband until I got my hands on one) and learned about syncing via bluetooth here on CB. Wish I would have known about the pods from the beginning! They should have those in the carrier's stores (or at least let you know about them) or include them in the box!
    12-21-08 03:49 PM
  20. philanthropy's Avatar
    My USB jack decided to die on me and I thought I was going to lose my mind! I was so happy to get a charging pod (had to switch out batteries with my husband until I got my hands on one) and learned about syncing via bluetooth here on CB. Wish I would have known about the pods from the beginning! They should have those in the carrier's stores (or at least let you know about them) or include them in the box!
    i wish that were true

    but everyone wants to make money somehow
    12-21-08 06:27 PM
  21. chromance's Avatar
    IS it safe to us a charger other then the charger that came with the Blackberry 8900? I have a motorola charger that can also be used in the BB .. Is it ok to do so?
    12-21-08 09:24 PM
  22. aristile's Avatar
    The USB connection is standard, so any chargers will work independent of the brand. You can always double-check the voltage and amperage on the charger to make sure it matches your blackberry charger to be safe. However I don't think a charger with a USB connector is approved unless it matches the standard output specifications.
    12-22-08 12:03 AM
  23. Pete6's Avatar
    12-22-08 07:33 PM
  24. philanthropy's Avatar
    12-22-08 09:38 PM
  25. Qu wang's Avatar
    Does the BB Logo on the front light up at all? It states this on the BB website, however I'm hearing from others that the logo is not lighting up.
    01-19-09 04:39 PM
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