08-18-11 11:09 AM
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  1. CrackersB21's Avatar
    Emu the Foo: anything would be better than my 8520. I've had a 9800 and that got mugged and then got a 9780 and that broke and wouldn't be replaced. So I am very excited for the 9900

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    08-10-11 03:28 PM
  2. mech9t5's Avatar
    really? you guys are saying the battery life is close to the 9780??? really????

    I have the 9780, it can easily get me though 2 days +... I got the 9900 and on the first day it died after 13 hours. Unplugged at 8:30am and by 5pm it was already down it 20%.

    the battery life SUCKS.
    08-11-11 05:56 AM
  3. greggebhardt's Avatar
    really? you guys are saying the battery life is close to the 9780??? really????

    I have the 9780, it can easily get me though 2 days +... I got the 9900 and on the first day it died after 13 hours. Unplugged at 8:30am and by 5pm it was already down it 20%.

    the battery life SUCKS.
    I would suggest you used your 9900 more than your older 9780 on the first day and that led to much of the problem. I do not think you will get as much battery use as the 9780 but it should be close after YOU relax and treat it like your 9780. For a first day with a brand new phone, 13 hours and 20% left is not too bad.
    08-11-11 06:01 AM
  4. mech9t5's Avatar
    nope. I didn't use it more than my 9780.

    same usage. if it was more, it was slightly more.

    All i do is email, bbm, and read the news on the web on the way to work. I have the same routine.

    the battery is significantly worse than the 9780. A day of heavy usage on my 9780 would not put my battery below 50%. the 9900 day yesterday was moderate usage for me.
    08-11-11 06:06 AM
  5. CrackersB21's Avatar
    Wow that's a first !

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    08-11-11 06:17 AM
  6. Masahiro's Avatar
    1. You have a 9900 has a temporary phone ? Why don't you keep that instead of going back to the 9800 ?
    Heh. I was kidding. I plan on selling my 9800 if I were to get a refurbished model returned to me.
    08-11-11 06:19 AM
  7. CrackersB21's Avatar
    The keyboard on the 9800 was awful. Isn't the 9900's one considerably better ?

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    08-11-11 06:29 AM
  8. Xterra2's Avatar
    I'm excited but I think I'm going to wait just a bit. Quickly jumped on the 9780 without reading user reviews and BAM got hit with the keyboard fault. I'm looking at battery life. The battery got smaller to 1230mAh from 1500mAh and being on Bell, we're stuck on 3G (or in this case 4G?) so I can't just switch to EDGE/2G to try to save power. Although the 9780 is great on battery life, my 8830 w/ CDMA was AMAZING. Hopefully software has been tweaked/configured to maximize battery even if it has gone smaller.
    Me too got the stuterring 9780 keyboard I would wait for people's comment first, to see the problems

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    08-11-11 12:39 PM
  9. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    Battery life is darn good. If you consider the battery is smaller than previous versions, it stacks up rather well. Yes the processor is faster, thus doing things in shorter time. But the smaller dye & newer architecture of the newer processors is the culprit, and that's a good thing.
    08-11-11 12:46 PM
  10. simsim's Avatar
    Most reviewers say it is impressive, but not spectacular.

    I'm good with impressive.

    Techradar's review said after taking it off the charger at 6am and a full day of heavy use had 10% by 11pm.

    I'm only a moderate user and when I put my 9700 on my bedside pod at night it has over 50%. If the 9900 leaves me with 30% by the time I go to bed, I still can't complain.

    If the reason for a 'lesser' battery life is a slimmer and lighter device, I can live with that.
    08-11-11 12:54 PM
  11. Noobie101's Avatar
    I had my 9900 is the case it came with and I was at 88 like half hour to hour later it is now at 55.. Anyone else have this issue?

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    08-11-11 01:10 PM
  12. wxmancanada's Avatar
    I had my 9900 is the case it came with and I was at 88 like half hour to hour later it is now at 55.. Anyone else have this issue?

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    Not quite that bad, but similar here.
    08-11-11 01:14 PM
  13. mech9t5's Avatar
    I had my 9900 is the case it came with and I was at 88 like half hour to hour later it is now at 55.. Anyone else have this issue?

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    my battery life is crap too. i have 30% remaining. unplugged at 8am and it is now 3:30pm

    I was around 85% after 1hr 15mins this morning... by about 12:30pm (4.5 hours in), I was at 50%.
    08-11-11 02:30 PM
  14. pythons's Avatar
    my battery life is crap too. i have 30% remaining. unplugged at 8am and it is now 3:30pm

    I was around 85% after 1hr 15mins this morning... by about 12:30pm (4.5 hours in), I was at 50%.

    If you are getting this kind of battery life off running on GSM wouldn't the user on CDMA experience even faster battery loss?
    08-11-11 02:39 PM
  15. wxmancanada's Avatar
    my battery life is crap too. i have 30% remaining. unplugged at 8am and it is now 3:30pm

    I was around 85% after 1hr 15mins this morning... by about 12:30pm (4.5 hours in), I was at 50%.
    That's what I'm seeing here, ish. It's 3:45pm and my battery is at 38%. My 9780 would probably be hitting 70% at this point.

    I've been on BBM most the morning, sent/received 40 emails. Listened to locally stored music for about 30 minutes. Had about 8-2 minute long calls and 1-15 minute call. Screen is set to auto-dim and lowest light setting. WiFi off. I've optimized all my apps to NOT refresh in the background. I hope this gets fixed.
    08-11-11 02:50 PM
  16. CrackersB21's Avatar
    why all of a sudden are seeing considerably diminished battery life ! very disappointing. This will hopefully get fixed in a future OS update
    08-12-11 06:16 AM
  17. Xterra2's Avatar
    That's one of the reasons I would NOT sush to buy this
    So far the problems are the poor camera
    And 2/3rds of people say that the battery is bad, I hope we get an OS that would fix that pretty soon
    I've learnt my lesson, I rushed to buy the 9780 and guess what ? Got the stuterring keyboard

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    08-12-11 07:03 AM
  18. CrackersB21's Avatar
    couldn't the keyboard be easily replaced ?
    I think i am going to get this device when it debuts in the UK as i had my 9800 robbed and have been left with the awful 8520 ! so im kind of desperate. Many reviewers have also stated that this is supposedly the best blackberry device ever.
    The camera and the battery life are worrying aspects for a flagship device
    08-12-11 07:10 AM
  19. crystinonfire's Avatar
    does battery usage vary at all with trackpad use vs. touch-screen use?
    08-13-11 03:37 PM
  20. hayito1's Avatar
    i was reporting poor battery life yesterday. However the battery seems to be improving after some complete charges. It lasted now 26 hours until i ran it down. I also returned to the US and i am not roaming anymore, that seems to help as well.

    So the battery life is much improved now!!!
    08-13-11 04:45 PM
  21. Ssteffan's Avatar
    I've had to charge my battery 3 times today but I have been on it non stop downloading apps, browsing, BBM, FB, Twitter etc so I'm not surprised.
    I just hope it will get me through the day, if not I work in an office full of BB chargers, I'll just use one of them.

    P.S is anyone pis*ed about the new charger!? That stupid USB that's not long enough & the Apple style pulg!?
    Eugh I want the old one back!

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    08-13-11 04:55 PM
  22. OniBerry's Avatar
    I've had to charge my battery 3 times today but I have been on it non stop downloading apps, browsing, BBM, FB, Twitter etc so I'm not surprised.
    I just hope it will get me through the day, if not I work in an office full of BB chargers, I'll just use one of them.

    P.S is anyone pis*ed about the new charger!? That stupid USB that's not long enough & the Apple style pulg!?
    Eugh I want the old one back!

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    It is really short. I use the rapid charger from the Playbook to charge my 9900.
    08-13-11 04:56 PM
  23. Meloco65's Avatar
    Just for anyone interested (I'll update again once 2moro is over) but my battery log so far:


    2 run down of phones over the period of 2 days.

    2nd From FULLY Charged

    os version : Official VodafoneUK 7.0 Bundle 1465 (7.0.0.296)
    edge
    screen brightness: 10
    approx usage:
    Heavy-ish use of bbm throughout the day. Although some hours with no activity or phone use. Fair bit of rss reading at the top bar.
    possible apps that get notifications or alerts that may put a drain on the battery.
    Apps I use:
    Whatsapp
    BerryBuzz
    BreakingNews / Sixtools

    start time. 11.30pm

    time of day when 50%
    8.30am

    time of day when 25%
    1.33pm

    what time you threw it back on the charger.

    3.15pm ( 1 % battery left)

    Now from 3rd FULLY Charged state:

    os version 7.0.0.296 (VodafoneUK)
    edge
    screen brightness: 10
    approx usage:
    Heavy-ish use of bbm throughout the day. Although some hours with no activity or phone use. Fair bit of rss reading at the top bar.
    possible apps that get notifications or alerts that may put a drain on the battery.
    Apps I use:
    Whatsapp
    BerryBuzz
    BreakingNews / Sixtools

    start time.17:35
    86% - 20.30
    70% - 22.25
    60% - 23:12

    time of day when 50% -

    time of day when 25% -

    what time you threw it back on the charger. -


    This look any good?
    08-13-11 05:09 PM
  24. Ssteffan's Avatar
    It is really short. I use the rapid charger from the Playbook to charge my 9900.
    I'm using my 9700 charger, but next week it will be gone as I've sold it.
    eBay here I come! xD

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    08-14-11 04:53 AM
  25. bdad14's Avatar
    Hopefully new software is out soon that improves battery life greatly... I expected batt life to be much better. It was one of the 2 reasons i switched from my ip4 (other being spotty reception at my house, which the 9900 is amazing at)
    08-14-11 01:54 PM
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