Originally Posted by greggebhardt
Turn the auto backlight feature off so it come on full blast at all times. The battery on the 8800 last so long it will not make a difference
I agree, keeping the backlight on at full blast really doesn't affect the battery life of the 8800 as much as one would expect. Personally I can't stand the auto-dim feature. Sometimes it dims down too much and I end up pressing the brightness button anyway. So now I just leave it at 100 with the auto backlight option turned off. Even with heavy use (emails, newsclip, bbtoday, occasional gps) I have yet to be down below 70% battery at the end of the day.