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Old 06-12-2007, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GSM devices and battery life.

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I was told by someone that GSM devices boast long battery life as compared to their CDMA counterparts. I have recently switched from a 8703e on Sprint to a Pearl on AT&T, I don't know how the batteries in the 2 devices stack up capacity wise, but I could get nearly 2 whole days out of the 8703e but with the pearl at the end of the day I am down to 30% life left. I have 2 OEM batteries and they both behave the same way. I am versed on how to condition a Li-cell, so I know I charge and discharge them properly. I have all the same programs/apps on the pearl as I did on the 8703e with the exception of Colorpearl, but I recently uninstalled that as an experiment, and it had no significant impact on battery life. Any suggestions on what to try, I hate the thought of a fat hi-cap battery, as I think it would hurt the slim lines and pocketability of the pearl....My wife has never been so happy to see me NOT packing a holster on my hip.
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