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Old 11-09-2009, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I just purchased a Curve 8330 and the battery seems to drain without any real usage. The first unit I brought back drained the battery down to 5% without any real usage (receiving of 3 emails and 2 blackbery messages); while at the store talking with the clerk all I did was delete 2 email messages and the battery dropped 10%. I am now on my 2nd unit and the battery still drains really quickly.

The battery was at a 100% this a.m. and 6 hours later I am down to 75% - the only usuage was sending a message on the Blackberry messenger (10 lines total (received and tranmited)) to someone in the same building. I have good signal so the unit is not searching. Does anyone know if there has been a problem with this particular unit - (just purchased in October) - I have tried all the suggestions (stand-by mode, nothing running in background, bluetooth off, etc) nothing is helping to extend the battery life. Any help would be greatly appreciated - I cannot return the unit a second time.

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Old 11-09-2009, 11:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you can't return it you had better buy one of the extended batteries. That is far from right.
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check all your settings. i have my backlight set for 50 percent brightness. and to shut off at 10 seconds. my batt don't last like it should. i ran a speedometer program once that kinda heated up the phone and ruined the batt a little. but with those settings. i can still keep up for the day. and my phone gets texted A LOT. the back light kills more then making a phone call.

check all your settings and shut down things you don't need and cut down on everything else.

the phone comes with an 1100 battery. i see 1000 batteries on the net. and some 1400's too. $50 will buy you a 1400. that's 30 percent more power.

my first windows mobile was a treo 700wx. the battery sucked all along. i was able to find a brand new replacement on the net for $10. and it kicked butt over the original battery. exact same battery.
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Hello,

I just purchased a Curve 8330 and the battery seems to drain without any real usage. The first unit I brought back drained the battery down to 5% without any real usage (receiving of 3 emails and 2 blackbery messages); while at the store talking with the clerk all I did was delete 2 email messages and the battery dropped 10%. I am now on my 2nd unit and the battery still drains really quickly.
When you had the 8330 replaced, did they also replace the battery, or only the unit?
As snowwy said, two supposedly identical batteries can actually yield very different results. You may just have a bad battery.
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When you had the 8330 replaced, did they also replace the battery, or only the unit?
As snowwy said, two supposedly identical batteries can actually yield very different results. You may just have a bad battery.
They replaced both the unit and the battery. I have tried 3 brand new batteries in this unit, the one that came new with the unit, returned that one thinking it was defective, a replacement battery, and one from a friends unit, who does not have problems with their blackberry.

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