Originally Posted by quitsniffingbbs
My work computer doesnt have any blackberry software installed, but still the USB charging works.
Are you certain? RIM documentation led to to believe that RIM drivers were necessary for the recognition and subsequent charging of BlackBerry devices via USB. I posted this thread as my device did not appear to be charging when connected to a USB hub. It may have been because:
"If the BlackBerry device is one of multiple devices attached to a bus-powered USB hub, the device cannot obtain the full power required to charge within the expected time frame. the BlackBerry device is one of multiple devices attached to a bus-powered USB hub [as] the device cannot obtain the full power required to charge within the expected time frame. The device requires 500 milliamperes to charge within the expected time. This amount can only be reached if the USB drivers are installed with the BlackBerry Desktop Software and present on the personal computer. If these drivers are not installed, only 100mA is provided, resulting in slower charge times." - BlackBerry Technical Knowledge Center
I may have been deceived by a slow trickle charge that left my device sitting at 95% for a full 15 minutes. Can anyone else verify that Blackberry devices can be charged via USB sans the installation of either BlackBerry Desktop or BlackBerry Device Manager (regardless of the number of devices on the USB hub)?