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Old 08-24-2005, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 7250 will be arriving tomorrow (w00t), and I have a question about the battery life. I understand that under normal conditions, it is excellent. At my work, part of the building (my office) has no cell phone signal. It is a concrete bunker 3 levels underground. They are working on improving signal strength, and some people are starting to get a signal, but my current LG phone wont. I am hoping the BB will improve that, but in case I have to sit in a signal less enviroment for several hours at a time, what will that do to battery life?

I know batters die faster wtih out a signal, but my LG phone has a powersave feature for this instance. Anything like that on the BB? Anyone know how my battery will be affected?

Thanks, and I cant wait until tomorrow.

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Old 08-24-2005, 04:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My 7250 will be arriving tomorrow (w00t), and I have a question about the battery life. I understand that under normal conditions, it is excellent. At my work, part of the building (my office) has no cell phone signal. It is a concrete bunker 3 levels underground. They are working on improving signal strength, and some people are starting to get a signal, but my current LG phone wont. I am hoping the BB will improve that, but in case I have to sit in a signal less enviroment for several hours at a time, what will that do to battery life?

I know batters die faster wtih out a signal, but my LG phone has a powersave feature for this instance. Anything like that on the BB? Anyone know how my battery will be affected?

Thanks, and I cant wait until tomorrow.

Russ

Without a signal, your battery life is definitely going to suffer.
Since you know you don't have any signal, just turn off the radio on the BB. Then it won't constantly search for a signal, and still be usable as a PDA.
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Old 08-24-2005, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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oooooo, I forgot it could do that. That could be handy. Will that disable phone functions as well?

So im assuming it doesnt have a powersave mode or anything? It will be in holster the whole time if that makes a difference.

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oooooo, I forgot it could do that. That could be handy. Will that disable phone functions as well?

So im assuming it doesnt have a powersave mode or anything? It will be in holster the whole time if that makes a difference.

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Yes, turning the radio off will also disable the phone. There's no powersave mode on the blackberry.
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I don't believe simply keeping it in the holster will help in this situation with saving battery power, either.
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actually it being in the holster does conserve the battery I have a job site that has sparatic coverage to say the least and as long as I keep my 7520 holstered it willlast all day
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Also, keeping it in the holster will turn the screen off, so shouldn't that save battery as well?
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