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Old 07-05-2009, 10:39 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Some notes for anyone from RIM who might browse these forums : don't use the screen unless it has something to say. Examples? When I press the lock button - turn the screen off immediately. When I turn off - turn off the screen immediately. When I reset, dont turn on the screen until its ready to tell me something like prompt for password - use the LED instead to indiate its booting - why would I want to look at a white screen for 50 seconds with a small progress bar appearing 30 seconds in? Trying to conserve batter power on a recent cycling trip for gps usage was a real trade off and guess work - does the power used to display the full screen during shut down and turning on use more power than idle apps in locked mode?
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Originally Posted by Green_Teg View Post
Okay this probably isn't the situation but when I had my old pearl I used to leave it sitting on top of metal objects while I was working sometimes. For a long time I couldn't understand why my phone would drain 50% or more of it's battery in an hour and a half or less. Eventually it just occured to me it was only happening when the phone was left sitting in contact with metal. I think it had something to do with the magnetic sleeper holster. The back of the phone seemed to leak power when something conductive was next to it. I haven't really noticed it with my Storm yet. Over all I've actually had significantly better battery life from it then my Pearl.
I would say that is a signal problem. That metal was doing one of the two? It might have been giving you to many cell sites so your phone was handing into one site and to another to much killing your battery or lowered your signal making your phone put out more power to talk to the tower.
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