Originally Posted by snoxr500
how is battery life, i need to get better mileage with mine, 8hrs just doesn't cut it
Battery & Battery Life
* Battery: 1400 mAHr removable/rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell
* Talk Time: 5.5 hours
* Standby Time: 356 hours
that came off the website, how can i get that kinda life outa my phone!!! :P lol
I have about two weeks of experience using my new 8900 after switching from an 8310. I think that those talk time and standby numbers are for phone-only usage and are not typical for how most people use their BlackBerry. For me, the amount that I use wifi affects my battery life a bunch. So, I turn off wifi unless I actually intend to use it - like at home or when I am at lunch where there's a hotspot. For most things just using EDGE works fine and saves my battery. Also, some applications such as Amaze use a lot of battery power because usage of the internet is pretty continuous during travel. On a trip I use a car charger so that I will have some battery reserve when I arrive.