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mcdonald303
11-13-2005, 10:57 PM
I am only getting around 12 hours of battery life on my 7100i. Today I only got 8. I made about 1 hour of phone calls, sent 5 emails and received 5 emails. I have followed all the battery life maximizing tips and still can't get a full day out of this thing. What kind of battery life are other 7100i users getting. I am on OSU's campus in Columbus, Ohio so I have a pretty decent signal everywhere I am.

jibi
11-13-2005, 11:10 PM
Given its screen, that's about average. Thats just one of the sacrifices in having a new handheld with more features. Its not going to last for days and days like old monochrome screens would.

splacko
11-13-2005, 11:39 PM
Yea, he's right. Because of all the new bells and whistles on the 7100i, it doesn't last as long. And just wait until you turn the Bluetooth option on...your battery will die quicker than Paula Abdul's career.

harryzuluberries
11-13-2005, 11:44 PM
Yea, he's right. Because of all the new bells and whistles on the 7100i, it doesn't last as long. And just wait until you turn the Bluetooth option on...your battery will die quicker than Paula Abdul's career.

how dare you insult a nextel battery like that! they last waaayy longer than Paula Abdul's singing career!

europamo
11-14-2005, 12:12 AM
I agree, the last battery I had from nextel that lasted more than 8 hrs was.......in a Galaxy Far Far Away.

I have noticed though that this thing has a weaker battery life than my phones, and I think I will invest in a backup. Is there a better battery or is there only one option for them?

Mr Pink57
11-14-2005, 12:29 AM
Wirelessly posted (your electric?: BlackBerry7100i/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/103 UP.Browser/5.0.3.3 UP.Link/5.1.2.16)

Definatly does not last longer then others, has a lot to do with how our data is transmitted and GPS which just kills battery. Just look at talk time compared to other non Nextel BB's its a massive difference. It seems that you MUST have an extended battery for these BB's in which I am just waiting for the door here. And oddly enough the it comes with a bigger battery then the 7520 came with lol. pink

europamo
11-14-2005, 01:53 PM
Ok, does this make sense, I always felt that when I was in an area that I had no service the phone battery always drained faster. Does this have to do with the GPS?

penguin3107
11-14-2005, 02:13 PM
Ok, does this make sense, I always felt that when I was in an area that I had no service the phone battery always drained faster. Does this have to do with the GPS?

It's probably because your phone is constantly searching for a wireless signal.
I doubt it has much to do with GPS.

Mr Pink57
11-14-2005, 02:14 PM
It's probably because your phone is constantly searching for a wireless signal.
I doubt it has much to do with GPS.

Correct.

This applies to all phones and not just Nextel's

pink

Quake97
11-14-2005, 04:51 PM
I'm surprised to hear this. I've actually been impressed with the battery. I use it pretty heavily and by the end of the day when I go to bed the system still has four bars for the battery. I get and respond to about 10 emails a day, use bluetooth in my Acura TL and use GPS from time to time.

Joe

europamo
11-14-2005, 05:39 PM
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I have used mine very little today and have 40% battery life left.

europamo
11-14-2005, 05:40 PM
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry7100i/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/103)

I have used mine very little today and have 40% battery life left.

dc/dc
11-14-2005, 07:02 PM
As far as I know, this is due to the fact that it is iDen. iDen and CDMA BB's are known to have significantly less battery life than GSM ones. I can get anywhere between 3-4 days of use on my 7105t, and it drops to 2 with Bluetooth on. Please bear in mind though that I am using it until it has one or less battery bars.

go2duke
11-16-2005, 08:15 PM
Interesting comments in this thread.. especially since I jsut came from a thread in the 8700 area focusing on some crypto battery and complaining about now not being able to do 3rd party batteries...

So with this I see some need to use the extra bats but eventually both have to be plugged into the Berry and charged via cable.. big pain I think.

Anyway, Nextel phones across the board use battery quicker and yes it is due to the IDEN network they use and the always on TCP style connection. Constantly talking back and forth to the nodes. Now for GPS.. my 7520, 7510 and 830's never even get a signal and from what I have seen, are not trying to all the time either. For the BT part.. not sure I have seen significant drain from that either.. I think it is less on BT headset than it is on speakerphone or earpiece.. The actual BT is enabled all day every day on mine so I can just turn on the headset and go (now that I have 4.1 I no longer have to select YES ALLOW everytime.. nice feature)...

Anyway.. two pennies ..

-G2D

DSS597
11-27-2005, 02:00 AM
how dare you insult a nextel battery like that! they last waaayy longer than Paula Abdul's singing career!
Paula Abdul is my woman fool!!!!

harryzuluberries
11-27-2005, 02:11 AM
Paula Abdul is my woman fool!!!!

you must be proud of your chick for sleeping with american idol contestants she's old enought to be the mother of.............tell her i said to tell mc skat cat that he's garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jdposhkus
11-27-2005, 08:48 PM
I consistently get a minimum of 15 hours out of the battery. I am a fairly heavy user, lots of voice and 2-way, get and respond to prob 20-50 emails per day. GPS and a little browsing. No complaints here.

djxcel
11-27-2005, 10:19 PM
I found this link to buy spare batteries. Hope this helps.

Here Ya Go: (http://www.shopblackberry.com/_blackberryaccessories/cgi-bin/pd.cgi?frompage=category&page=product_info&fromcategory=BlackBerry+7100i&category=BlackBerry+7100i&pid=F2222YK25PD4RM9BBXH)