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Old 10-26-2007, 01:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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wow thanks so much for the information guys! really helpful!
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Uh oh. I never did the battery drain thing when I first got the Curve about a month ago. But I don't feel that my battery runs out very quickly and I use my BB alot throughout the day for calls, internet and music -- but then again I do plug it in every night since I don't use a landline anymore.

Should I still fully drain the battery now to expand it or is too late?
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
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IM programs and some other will suck your battery dead in no time!
I second this. My phone lasts a long time unless i have yahoo messenger on.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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very true guys! If I set BBWeather to auto update too frequently (in the background) I can notice my battery life declines.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:40 PM   #25 (permalink)
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well that kinda sux...cuz the first thing i downloaded wen i got htep hone was jivetalk haha. i'll turn off my ims and see if my battery life improves as well.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:50 PM   #26 (permalink)
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i get about a days worth..meaning i have to charge it every night, i leave jivetalk on 24/7.

my cousin and my friend both with 8320s have the same battery life as me
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:59 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I leave Yahoo and AIM on 24/7

Plus I spend a lot of time playing bass assassin 2 or browsing the web, prob an hour a day. Also have backlight set to 1min. A few emails a day and i'm using anywhere from 1000-1500mins a month (plus nights and weekends).

I'm getting about 2-3 days outta my curve. A little less than my 8700g, but I didn't have the backlight on for 1min, or AIM. So i'm sure it would be the same.
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:41 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Well I wasn't exactly unhappy with the OEM battery life but after going to Seido's extended battery, I'd say I'm charging my phone every 5-6 days. I have moderate use pushing and pulling email and phone use but I also use it as my personal "boom box" every morning while I take a shower and if I'm working on a computer alone in a room. I've got a 4GB card in it so I can hold a lot of music. I use it for my work outs with a stereo bluetooth headset, and I play tetris with it everytime I find myself sitting on the toilet.

Here's my phone with my "getto" modified cover with the extended battery...
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:58 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Well there must be something seriously wrong with my battery....mine is off the charger for about 12 hours before it is in need of charging...gets down to 15-20%. Is there any way to tell if there is something in the background running that is draining the battery???
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:13 AM   #30 (permalink)
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i can generally go without charge on the weekends.
but during the weekdays. a lot of IM . emails and 2 hours of calls, the phone will be low battery by 8pm.
generally the battery does enough to last the day for me.
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hmmm after reading this i think i need a new battery i fully charged it thursday night and woke up this morning to the ding ding low battery
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:25 PM   #32 (permalink)
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well im happy to hear i should be able to get 2-3 days out of my battery..i just switched from the tmobile sidekick and that wouldnt even last you from 8am-8pm if you did heavy browsing or texted alot.i am so glad i finally got a bb, and i think i will have one for the rest of my life
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Does anyone know if there is a way to tell what applications are still running in the background or what is using the memory up....(Like a Ctrl/Alt/Delete equivalent).....I woke up this morning @ 8am after charging it all night....made two calls and by 10am it was already down to 80% battery (i.e. used up 20% in two hours making only 2 calls....no wifi...no games...and the battery is only 2 weeks old.)
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Does anyone know if there is a way to tell what applications are still running in the background or what is using the memory up....(Like a Ctrl/Alt/Delete equivalent).....I woke up this morning @ 8am after charging it all night....made two calls and by 10am it was already down to 80% battery (i.e. used up 20% in two hours making only 2 calls....no wifi...no games...and the battery is only 2 weeks old.)
hold alt and press the back button (button on the right of the trackball)
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:05 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Does it matter so long as they don't fail when you are engaged in >>>>>>>>>>>
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:07 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Hmm, not sure I understand. Can you be more descriptive please.
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:41 AM   #37 (permalink)
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hey guys...i think my battery is a lemon. i've drained it about 4 times now...and my battery still doesnt last that long. i unplugged the power cord this morning on my phone at around 9 and around 730 or so i got a low battery indicator. i dont understand...its not like im messaing the entire day. i prolly messaged for like 30 minutes and sent a few text messages. i only talked on the phone for like 25 minutes also. is this normal?

-i might just bring it back to cingualr and see if htey'll replace the battery for me
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:24 AM   #38 (permalink)
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that is probably the best idea at this point
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:27 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I must say the thing that helped me the most with the Battery....was the Holding the ALT key and pressing the "Back" button....seeing what is running in the background and then closing all except what you can't close (Home, Browser, Messages, and Call log) My battery time went from lasting 6-8hrs....to 2-3days.
If anyone is complaining about Battery I recommend that they first check to see what is running in the background that they might have forgot to close instead of just "backing" out of the Application.
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That's a cool trick, holding the ALT key and tapping the back arrow button, I didn't know about that.

As for the original question, I talk about an hour a day on my cell, do 100-150 messages a day, use BB messenger, and get 100-200 emails a day. So, I'd say that's not abnormally high usage. I get at least two full days on a single charge, sometimes 2 1/2 but I never get through three full days.

I wouldn't put up with less than at least a day's worth for minimal to moderate usage. That sounds like an issue that needs to be fixed. Hopefully a new battery will help.
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