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Old 01-01-2009, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had a lot of blackberrys. I must say that the Storm takes a lot longer to charge than any other blackberry I can think of. Is anyone else having the same issue?
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I've had a lot of blackberrys. I must say that the Storm takes a lot longer to charge than any other blackberry I can think of. Is anyone else having the same issue?
you're right, however with the in ac adapter it charges faster, with the usb cable it takes forever to charge
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I use my leather pouch that I received with my 8830 it helps with the charging time. Since it turns off the backlight while charging.

I have turned the phone top up & bottom up, forward & backward in the pouch and the magnet seems to always turn off the screen just fine.
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It does take me longer to charge the Storm than it did for me to charge my 8320. But I believe this has to do with the battery capacity - or so I have read. Or maybe I'm mixing things up.
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I think it has to do with the flimsy charger which they've changed to. Not enough juice!
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if your phone is on while charging it'll take a long time...radio drains your battery a lot...especially 3G

if you enter bedside mode and charge (or turn radio off OR have a AUTO ON/OFF timer) it'll charge just as fast
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(Possible left field thinking)

Im coming from being a RC enthusiast and build/race electronic RCs. I know in the whole RC arena its a better situation to take time to charge your cells. We use Lithium Polymer and if I can take an extra 45 min on a lower "trickle" going into the car it will keep it going longer and the cell remains more consistent.

Im assuming these are 1 cell 3.7V? Id imagine if they are 2 cells running together then we might be balancing them too?

Just wanted to throw that out there, may be I'm completely off but it has me thinking.
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I always charge my Storm in the Cradle that I picked up from Verizon, seems to charge like normal for me. However, I will agree that USB charging is much slower than with past blackberries.
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