05-28-09 12:51 AM
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  1. Stalvros's Avatar
    It only lasts for a day .
    And when I mean for a day, i don't mean 24 hours.
    I mean like 12-14 hours .

    I didn't know that chatting takes the whole life out of blackberry.
    Is there any other way to increase it?

    To my understanding, BOLD is using 1300mA yeah?
    Is there a way to like minimize the battery consumption still?
    (But I still need all my chatting to be on)
    (All the 5; msn, ym, skype, googletalk, bbm)

    Or perhaps it will help if i switch off the msn, ym, skype, googletalk and just keep the bbm online? Will that help?

    Also, is there any other HIGHER capacity battery?
    I just hope it isn't one of those which China made stating that its like 5400mA or something and it turned out that it's a crappy cheap battery that will go bust in like a month or 2 >_<
    05-20-09 02:05 PM
  2. M7mdAA's Avatar
    chatting uses the most actually
    05-20-09 02:07 PM
  3. bt224's Avatar
    All those apps running at the same time will take their toll. There are larger batteries, check out the Crackberry Store.
    05-20-09 02:07 PM
  4. Stalvros's Avatar
    I saw some from ebay;

    http://cgi.ebay.com/EXTENDED-BATTERY-3600mAh-DOOR-FOR-BLACKBERRY-BOLD-9000_W0QQitemZ350204170722QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPDA_A ccessories?hash=item5189cb91e2&_trksid=p3286.c0.m1 4&_trkparms=72%3A1234|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A 1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50

    http://cgi.ebay.com/3000mAh-Extended-Battery-for-Blackberry-BOLD-9000-Film_W0QQitemZ290318638681QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPDA_A ccessories?hash=item439856de59&_trksid=p3286.c0.m1 4&_trkparms=72%3A1234|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A 1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50

    I dont mind paying THAT MUCH if it really works >_<
    05-20-09 02:12 PM
  5. baseballkyle's Avatar
    i would stick to quality batteries....

    https://forums.crackberry.com/e?link...token=Sagt35Qt

    trust me, its worth it in the long run.
    05-20-09 02:15 PM
  6. Stalvros's Avatar
    ummm, i was looking at this;
    https://forums.crackberry.com/e?link...token=IaLLm5F8

    But it makes the BB fatter
    1st - it's already fat enough as it is
    2nd - i cant use my casing then

    then i saw these;
    https://forums.crackberry.com/e?link...token=sE9D_3uv

    I assume it's the same size but it's only 150mA more

    Should i just get the one from ebay?
    Unless their 3600mA also makes my bb fat!
    05-20-09 02:51 PM
  7. papped's Avatar
    If you care about the size use two batteries (1650mah + oem) instead of the 3600mah. Or you can use one of the holsters that charges the battery (not quite as ideal though as a 2nd battery).

    Anything over 1650 is gonna require a new battery door.
    05-20-09 02:53 PM
  8. bt224's Avatar
    ummm, i was looking at this;
    https://forums.crackberry.com/e?link...token=IaLLm5F8

    But it makes the BB fatter
    1st - it's already fat enough as it is
    2nd - i cant use my casing then

    then i saw these;
    https://forums.crackberry.com/e?link...token=sE9D_3uv

    I assume it's the same size but it's only 150mA more

    Should i just get the one from ebay?
    Unless their 3600mA also makes my bb fat!
    Anything above the 1650 will make it bigger. Nothing wrong with Ebay, but as always, buy at your own risk.
    05-20-09 02:54 PM
  9. Stalvros's Avatar
    so can i safely say that 1650 is the MOST i can get if i dont want to replace battery door?

    Also, what kind of portable charger can i have?
    I'm looking for those SOLAR ones~
    05-20-09 03:54 PM
  10. pinoi's Avatar
    I'm surprised no one asked this yet....

    What OS are you currently using?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-20-09 04:03 PM
  11. papped's Avatar
    so can i safely say that 1650 is the MOST i can get if i dont want to replace battery door?

    Also, what kind of portable charger can i have?
    I'm looking for those SOLAR ones~
    There's a review of a pretty cheap one on Berryreview somewhere (works on multiple devices). The nice thing is the way it works is that solar charges the battery in the charger, then that charges the phone. This is better since the solar charge rate alone is far too low to charge the phone.
    05-20-09 04:33 PM
  12. THEDLO's Avatar
    did u lower ur back light? as well as how long it take to turn the screen off....that should help
    05-20-09 05:05 PM
  13. efn77mx's Avatar
    How long have you had the Bold? Is WiFi and Bluetooth turned on? Some here have mentioned that once a new battery has been run down and charged a few times, it'll achieve its max usage. I do agree with this, when I first got my Bold a couple weeks ago, the battery only lasted me a couple days at most. After a few charges, I'm now getting about 4 days with light to moderate usage.
    05-20-09 10:09 PM
  14. Khalnath's Avatar
    Lots of 3G data traffic will eat your battery. It might be your usage, or it might be that you've got one of those data hog applications running. Applications that poll the GPS all the time or frequently auto-update will kill your battery dead fast.

    I personally advocate the second battery solution. RIM makes this pretty convenient with the Extra Battery Charger, either on its own or in conjunction with the Powerstation.

    (I loooooove my Powerstation.)
    05-20-09 10:15 PM
  15. Stalvros's Avatar
    1st - how do you check the OS you're using?
    2nd - how do you go about updating it?
    (sorry im really really new at this)

    3rd - nope, my wifi and bluetooth is always off
    05-21-09 12:51 AM
  16. Neewbie555's Avatar
    After you've explored every avenue possible, you'll realise that the battery life is seriously lacking.
    Your best solution is a second battery.
    Good luck!
    05-21-09 03:51 AM
  17. Tronyx's Avatar
    After you've explored every avenue possible, you'll realise that the battery life is seriously lacking.
    Your best solution is a second battery.
    Good luck!
    That and/or an extended battery.

    Chris
    05-21-09 03:53 AM
  18. joshwithachance's Avatar
    idk the battery is fine for me, lasts a whole day of pretty heavy use (:
    05-21-09 05:46 AM
  19. Tronyx's Avatar
    idk the battery is fine for me, lasts a whole day of pretty heavy use (:
    As I, as well as many others, have stated before...battery life is never a constant between individuals and devices, unfortunately. There are too many things that factor into battery life for their to ever be anything set in stone as far as getting the same battery life as someone else.

    Chris
    05-21-09 05:55 AM
  20. ST79's Avatar

    1st - how do you check the OS you're using?

    Menu - Options - About - Look at the 3rd line from the top (v4.6.0.xxx)

    2nd - how do you go about updating it?

    BlackBerry 101: How to Install or Upgrade to a New RIM BlackBerry Operating System (OS) | CrackBerry.com
    (sorry im really really new at this)

    Also make sure you don't have applications running in the background. Always close the apps by selecting the "close" option from the menu.
    05-21-09 06:21 AM
  21. Khalnath's Avatar
    After you've explored every avenue possible, you'll realise that the battery life is seriously lacking.
    But hey, it could be worse. The iPhone has similarly craptastic battery life, only without the option to get a bigger or second battery.
    05-21-09 10:14 AM
  22. bmwmpower's Avatar
    My battery life is absolutely STUNNING. GOD I love this phone.

    Tips:

    This is what I've done.

    Disable 3G (On T-Mobile)
    Set screen to 40%
    Set auto-dim to OFF
    Wifi OFF
    Bluetooth OFF
    Screen dim 20-seconds
    05-21-09 10:23 AM
  23. Stalvros's Avatar
    is 4.6.0.216 the latest version?
    Another thing, how do i check my BBN PIN number >_<
    05-21-09 11:32 AM
  24. bt224's Avatar
    is 4.6.0.216 the latest version?
    Another thing, how do i check my BBN PIN number >_<
    Nope, 266, sticky at the top of the forum.

    Press Alt+Right Shift+H for tons of info.
    05-21-09 11:46 AM
  25. Aaric's Avatar
    You might also want to consider an all-in-one I'm app like Beejive or IM+. Those would replace the need to run MSN, Yahoo and Googletalk separately. I'd imagine running one app over 3 would b easier on the battery.

    I don't know if any of the all-in-ones plan to support Skype (which is still in its infancy on BlackBerries). BBM will forever remain its own app.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-21-09 12:00 PM
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