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Old 10-30-2008, 08:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Just to know, what to do with my 4days old Bold, cos the battery can last only 24hrs. I turn off all unnecessary connections same as I did to my Curve. Is it normal, cos my Curve can last longer 3-4 days.

Please help cos I'm sick of charging it everyday.

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Old 10-30-2008, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Keep a charger with you at home, office, auto.

I do. These batteries need and like the topping off charge during the day.
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Keep a charger with you at home, office, auto.

I do. These batteries need and like the topping off charge during the day.
I am on my second day without charging now... as at 5:00pm it's at 35%. It was at 60% this morning. I have Viigo running all the time updating news feeds and I get up to several hundred emails a day generally.

I have Firmware .167 though - that definitely makes a difference from the firmware that it comes with.

If I see that battery has gone down below 55% at night then I know it's time to charge.
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I am on my second day without charging now... as at 5:00pm it's at 35%. It was at 60% this morning. I have Viigo running all the time updating news feeds and I get up to several hundred emails a day generally.

I have Firmware .167 though - that definitely makes a difference from the firmware that it comes with.

If I see that battery has gone down below 55% at night then I know it's time to charge.
Have you made any changes, i.e. setting it to 2g, dimming screen,...
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Mine isn't lasting till 5pm, so I am not even getting a day. I thought it my certain apps and I am still testing but not great. Gonna get another battery for sure.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Mine is similar, but it helps the battery life to last longer by not playing with all the time, my wife thinks I am having an affair with it...

I must think up a pet name for the new babe in my life!
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Mine is similar, but it helps the battery life to last longer by not playing with all the time, my wife thinks I am having an affair with it...

I must think up a pet name for the new babe in my life!
My dog keeps expecting it to bark when I put it down.
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I get about 2 days out of mine with WIFI, 3G and Bluetooth on all the time. Amazing battery considering if I turned on the WIFI on my old N95 the battery was good for about 3 hours maximum.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default I don't understand the wide variance here

Mine could never go two days. I can't even make it past 5pm.
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Guys, i found it. I was always on low bat by 4-5-6pm every day. Today i put the screens backlight brightness to 30% (from 100%) and BAM, its 1:20 AM and im at 40%. I Love it. And to top it off, my screen is still bright as hell!!!
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Oh, i forgot to mention, i have wifi on all day, 3G, jivetalk, viigo, and a bunch of other apps running.
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My Bold lasts for three days which is great, but I've ordered an extended battery for even more standby time.
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My Bold lasts for three days which is great, but I've ordered an extended battery for even more standby time.
Let's test the theory - what is your screen backlight set to?
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My Bold lasts for three days which is great, but I've ordered an extended battery for even more standby time.
Where did you order your extended battery from??
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Mine isn't lasting till 5pm, so I am not even getting a day. I thought it my certain apps and I am still testing but not great. Gonna get another battery for sure.
I should have qualified that when I posted it was a minimal call day - probably spent about 15-20 minutes on calls. When I spend more time on the phone I definitly have to charge at night.

I keep BT and Wifi on all the time and at home I use Wifi. Though I have set screen to 50% brightness - it's still visible in bright sunlight.

3G is available and I generally get full bars everywhere in the city.

I know .162 fw was better than .147, and much better than .126 which is what I got it with.

I upgraded recently to .167 since I had some instability on .162 which I could not explain.

I am not doing anything else unusual - and leave it on all night out of the holster generally. All of a sudden I am feeling really lucky to be getting two days considering all that.
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I ordered it from ebay. Just type the following words into the ebay Search Box:

"NEW EXTENDED BATTERY 1700 mAh FOR BLACKBERRY BOLD 9000."

I'm a very light user, but why not have a longer lasting battery anyway!
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I ordered it from ebay. Just type the following words into the ebay Search Box:

"NEW EXTENDED BATTERY 1700 mAh FOR BLACKBERRY BOLD 9000."

I'm a very light user, but why not have a longer lasting battery anyway!
Tried this search and came up with zero (0) results on Ebay USA. Are you using a different country Ebay site?
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I found a similar item on Expansys-USA:

eXpansys Extended Battery for BlackBerry Bold 9000 (1450 mAh), #EXTBAT-9000 - eXpansys Inc

About $23.00. I am going to see how the stock battery holds up and then upgrade to this one if I need more juice.
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