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Old 08-25-2008, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm so happy finally to get this phone, went to Chinook Centre and Rogers Plus had 2 in stock and some guy was looking to buy both of them, I was so mad as hell, went next door to Phone Booth and they had "unknown" number because some douche couldn't tell me.

Ok thats fair, buttttt.... I tried to buy one out and he wouldnt let me, he said i got to sign a contract.... F*** That!

Went back to Rogers Plus to see if that dude change his mind and he did!! he bought an Iphone for himself and a BOLD for his buddy so I got the last BOLD in the store!!!! I needed it bad for couple of reasons...

1) I needed it for work

2) I was without a cell phone after 7 years for 2 weeks and it was painful

3) Iphone was my last cell and I made a mistake by getting rid of my 8800



anyways one question, my blackberry is half way charged, should i drain the battery to low and then fully re-charge it or simply charge it right now?

Draining the battery and then fully charging it for the 1st time I heard is the way to go, did I hear wrong?


thanks...!
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no, it doesnt matter when you charge the battery... draining it completely and charging it actually ruins the battery... here are some common FAQs about our batteries... Thanks BerrReview

xxx8226; They have no memory effect, which means that you do not have to completely discharge them before recharging.
xxx8226; In fact if you completely discharge the battery you are actually ruining it!
xxx8226; They start degrading as soon as they leave the factory. They will only last two or three years from the date of manufacture whether you use them or not. This is sped up even further if they are stored at high temperatures.
xxx8226; If you are buying a new battery pack, you want to make sure it really is new. If it has been sitting on a shelf in the store for a year, it wonxxx8217;t last very long. Manufacturing dates are important.
xxx8226; A lithium-ion battery pack loses only about 5 percent of its charge per month, compared to a 20 percent loss per month for NiMH batteries.
xxx8226; There is a little computer in the battery which will shut down the battery if it is completely discharged or gets too hot. This computer eats the 5% every month.
xxx8226; There is a small chance that, if a lithium-ion battery pack fails, it will burst into flame.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You heard wrong, just charge it up to 100% and enjoy.

Battery Use Tips for your Maximum Battery Life | BlackBerryNews.com
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Wow ok thanks guys...



For those of you who dont have the phone in their hands yet, its everything you heard, its worth the wait!
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