1. deevel79's Avatar
    What I dont understand is why on earth would RIM put a less powerful battery in the 9930/9900 than what was in the previous 9650 Bold?

    Bold 9930/9900 - 1230 mAh battery

    Bold 9650 - 1400 mAH battery


    08-29-11 01:40 PM
  2. lrdiaz's Avatar
    Just to annoy you!
    fabian7897 and lzeng like this.
    08-29-11 01:44 PM
  3. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    If they didnt then you would be the same guy making a post about how thick the new bold was.
    andy957 and lzeng like this.
    08-29-11 01:45 PM
  4. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Likely because the chip set, even more powerful, uses less power. Older chip set that are even slower use even more power that todays newest hardware.

    Not ever one here is having battery problem. Mine is last more than long enough with me returning to the charging cradle at the end of the day at 40-50%. I do 50-60 emails/texts and use about 2000 minutes per month.

    I do not watch movies or play games on my 9900 but may check out the stock or Wells Fargo banking several times a day on the Internet.

    RIM could have used a bigger battery but they also wanting the device to be thin.
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    08-29-11 01:47 PM
  5. DannyJK's Avatar
    I havent compared the 9900s battery to my own 9700 battery, but im pretty sure it was to allow them to keep the phone as thin as possible. OS7 is probably more power friendly than OS6 as is the same with the hardware and they knew they could get away with it. But there has been talk of people getting less than exceptional battery life, but most cases are remedied by a replacement battery even if its the same mAh.
    08-29-11 01:48 PM
  6. stackberry369's Avatar
    OS 7 is OS 6.1 rebranded.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-29-11 01:51 PM
  7. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    OS 7 is OS 6.1 rebranded.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    and windows 7 is windows 95 rebranded and with a new interface and features.

    who cares? It works great

    whats the next android going to be a total new OS? No, an evolution
    08-29-11 01:56 PM
  8. DannyJK's Avatar
    OS 7 is OS 6.1 rebranded.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I realize that, but code does change to utilize new hardware. The OS7 devices dont have the same hardware as the OS6 devices therefore it wouldnt be unreasonable to think that OS7 may be more power friendly.
    08-29-11 01:59 PM
  9. sta1's Avatar
    If I had to guess i'd say a space issue.
    08-29-11 02:06 PM
  10. chasvs's Avatar
    OS 7 is OS 6.1 rebranded.

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    Yeah, that explains why not all OS6 apps work on OS7 doesn't it? Oh, I guess it's not.
    08-29-11 02:07 PM
  11. papped's Avatar
    This has been discussed a million times since before the devices launched until now...
    08-29-11 02:07 PM
  12. chasvs's Avatar
    What I dont understand is why on earth would RIM put a less powerful battery in the 9930/9900 than what was in the previous 9650 Bold?

    Bold 9930/9900 - 1230 mAh battery

    Bold 9650 - 1400 mAH battery


    You really are confused aren't you? It's not a less powerful battery. Puts out that same voltage as the old one. What it doesn't have is as much reserve power which apparently isn't needed for the same battery life in the new devices.
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    08-29-11 02:08 PM
  13. xanadome's Avatar
    Looks like RIM was obsessed with the thinness for the sake of it, in order to look competitive with iPhone, thus fell into its own trap.
    The back of the 9900 shaped strange just to make it look thinner. I was comfy with 9780 and even if 9900 made the entire back flush with the battery cover but placed 1500mah battery, I would have been happier with it. But alas, I got rid of the 9900 and might be looking forward to an illusive 9790 (9780 cousin of the 9900).
    08-29-11 02:17 PM
  14. slava888's Avatar
    Looks like RIM was obsessed with the thinness for the sake of it, in order to look competitive with iPhone, thus fell into its own trap.
    The back of the 9900 shaped strange just to make it look thinner. I was comfy with 9780 and even if 9900 made the entire back flush with the battery cover but placed 1500mah battery, I would have been happier with it. But alas, I got rid of the 9900 and might be looking forward to an illusive 9790 (9780 cousin of the 9900).
    Me too. I just hope RIM won't screw up 9790 battery as well.
    08-29-11 03:30 PM
  15. rollingrock1988's Avatar
    I read somewhere that the 9900 housed a new battery that was different from previous batteries they used. Different type that is. I guess it kept the phone thin but was able to be on par with prior bbs performance.

    Since I don't know much about batteries, I can't comment one way or another, but it seems that they looked at all options available.
    08-29-11 04:09 PM
  16. flashop's Avatar
    Battery life on 9930 is better or on par for me with the same usage on my 9650 so yes battery is smaller but life is the same. Get over it. Battery life is still better then most devices.
    08-29-11 04:30 PM
  17. OniBerry's Avatar
    I am not getting the amazing power reserves I used to get from my 9780, but it's getting closer than when I first bought it...lol
    08-29-11 04:46 PM
  18. gingertonic's Avatar
    I experienced pretty significant battery drain for the first couple days with my VZW 9930 (that I got on launch day, the 25th). I decided that since I was going to be cooped up inside for the whole weekend (boo Irene), I upgraded to the latest leaked OS, 353, and did some adjustments to screen brightness (now at the lowest, 10) and while typing this I have 55% battery left. All have on is my 3G connection to big red at around 4 bars all day with medium-to-heavy sms and browser use, with ocassional facebook, twitter, and youtube use. I unhooked this at 8am so its been going for 10 hours.

    I highly recommend upgrading to 353 and lowering the brightness settings to improve battery life.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-29-11 05:03 PM
  19. BB2Go's Avatar
    it happens. Some Androids (desire/Inspire) have a bigger screen and smaller batt. It's all about packaging, but I too wish it was at least a 1500mA.

    More power + lower capacity battery = shorter battery life

    Maybe the new CPU is more efficient?

    I wonder if this battery will help?

    Here's a 1500mA that is supposed to fit the 9900. More juice!

    http://tinyurl.com/3n8cft9

    Way too much whining if we can just buy a high cap 3rd party battery!
    08-29-11 05:15 PM
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