04-28-2008, 05:11 PM
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I've found using the internet even briefly KILLS your batterys, especially if you do anything that requires streaming data (ie, youtube, streaming radio).
For instance, I listened to SomaFM streaming radio for about 10-15 minutes the other day (without headphones), and the battery went down 10% in that amount of time. You're basically talking 1% per minute when streamin audio. All I know is once this thing becomes a little more capable with streaming, I'm going to need to get a spare battery or bring my charger to work and just keep it plugged in.
Even worse is watching Youtube. I had a bit of downtime at work and watched 3-4 Bill Maher clips on youtube (this time with headphones). Over a period of 20-30 minutes, my battery went from 85-95% to 25%. It basically kills your battery, so be carefuly with youtube.
When I use my call normally for texts, emails, and calls it seems to hold a charge no problem. Especially when I consider that my brand new FULLY-charged laptop only lasts about 2 hours when I'm using it for browsing the web.