1. danpoleary's Avatar
    I noticed a pattern since I have had OS2, and batteryguru has helped me narrow it down. Here is the scenario.

    I did a fresh restart, no other apps running, wifi off. I then started bridge, and used BBM on the playbook, sending and receiving various messages. I then turned off the screen, and let it sit for an hour or so. When I review the power consumption, it sits around .04 to .09 watts. I did a few more messages on the playbook, and power consumption rises to about 1.9 watts while awake. I let it sleep for a while again, and power consumption drops to ,04 to .09 again when I check it. I turned off the screen again.

    Now for the mystery.

    This time, I used BBM from the phone, while still bridged, and do not wake up the playbook. I let it sit for another hour, and check batteryguru, and power consumption sits at around 1.2 watts for the whole hour. Huh? What gives? So I then turned off bridge and then bluetooth. Turned bridge and bluetooth back on. Power consumption drops back to .04 to .09 watts.

    Now this is strange, it seems that when you use BBM from the phone while bridged, something happens to keep power consumption high. I even checked by just closing BBM, and it did not help.

    Has anyone else seen this? and if not, can some others try it out?
    peter9477 likes this.
    02-29-12 07:32 PM
  2. Jean-luc_Picard's Avatar
    While I haven't checked to see if it happens for me, this shouldn't be a surprise. From what you said it sounded like you used BBM on your phone WHILE the bridge app was open. If so then the phone would have been syncing information back to the PlayBook so that the app shows the proper information once you turn on the PlayBook screen.
    02-29-12 07:45 PM
  3. danpoleary's Avatar
    After I used BBM on the phone, I stopped, and let both sit idle for an hour, but batteryguru shows the playbook consuming 1.2 watts non stop the whole hour. I can understand it using power when I was sending and receiving, but it should drop back down again when I stop.
    02-29-12 07:50 PM