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Old 06-09-2008, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have a new 8330 Curve (CDMA version, Bell Mobility). Stated simply: The AUDIO BOOST option, doesn't. There is no (or imperceptibly negiable) boost in the audio level by enabling the AUDIO BOOST option. This is in comparison to a friends 8310 (GSM, rogers) version, which will deafen you if you're not careful.
  1. I have benched the same mp3 on the 8330 vs the 8310;
  2. I have tested it against another in-store 8330;
  3. I have called carrier's tech support and the rep did a test with his own and confirmed non boost; and
  4. Tech's escalation to the L2 HelpDesk says the non-boost levels are "what RIM has set them to be."

Now, I know that CDMA is harder on the battery then GSM (all other things being equal). Have RIM, and <insert-named-cdma-carrier>, decided to limit the AUDIO BOOST's boost, which to be sure is power sucking to the max., so as to make the CDMA simply last on a standard battery?

Anyone have an override tip or trick?

I don't need a lot but more would be nice (and I, not the OEM-carrier will manage my battery performance).

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Old 06-09-2008, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dunno, audio boost on mine seems to make it super loud.
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Audio boost works on my CDMA Curve also.
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Was in another Bell World Store talking w/a friend who works there. While the audio boost isn't as dramatic as other friends' 8310, hers did boost. We did the her microSD in mine and mine in hers and the no-boost followed my tunes.

Since the ringers and speaker phone behaviors were the same, we've now theorized that it may be the "rip" and not the hardware.

I used nero and did a file-system level copy into place on the media card. Is there a better way (or way to adjust the the "gain") to make the mp3.

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