Originally Posted by mgood
newb here I have a brand new BB to and am having battery life issues as well, today it lasted a whole 13 hours with about 5 minutes of talk and 10 emails. So my questions would be how to you tell if programs are running in the background and also does keeping it in the holster make a huge difference? also it is a 7250
see the little metal part near the bottom at the back of the holster?
Thats a magnet, it triggers a switch to turn the screen off, which helps the Blackberry conserve power.
you can test it by using the back part (where you see the metal disk shape) and rest it against the space bar, you wil notice the screen go blank.
Pretty neat heh?