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Old 01-15-2010, 09:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Shotiime11 View Post
I have actually seen worse battery life. I think this is due to me being on BES and our system not recogninzing the software. At least thats what my IT guys tell me. Anyone else on BES tried this version yet?
I have a BES, with encryption, content compression, timeouts and memory cleaning etc. My administrators don't specifically forbid 5.0, but they don't support my problems if I have any.

That said, the battery life is significantly better. I'm pushing the device pretty hard with 100+ emails, things like Bluetooth on (unpaired, except for 2 hours a day of driving), Google Maps reporting to Latitude, UberTwitter ever 30 minutes, GPS On, and some weather apps pulling new weather (trying to find a good one - settling on BeWeather, I think) and I'm able to get a full day (18 hours) out of the device, even when throwing in an hour of talk. On 4.7, I'd struggle to get 12 hours. I'd say it's about 30-50% battery life improvement depending on my use.

When I turned nearly everything off, I was able to go 2 days easily.
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