01-06-2010, 06:59 AM
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Look, you seem to be talking about two problems, the battery charge indication may not be accurate, and the battery life is very, very, short. I'm focusing on the second issue first.
There are three possibilities if the battery life isn't what it should be. Either (1) you have applications running that are consuming a lot of power, which in particular would be applications that are accessing data frequently; or (2) you have a hardware problem that is draining the battery; or (3) you have a bad battery that won't take a charge or won't hold a charge.
Since it sounds like the battery life is severely short, I'm guessing #3. But if you say you tried a battery that you know is good, then I'm guess #2 if the battery seems to go dead and the blackberry stops work very, very soon after turning it on.