Originally Posted by BJ1945
Is there a battery drain when I'm hooked up to my web browser, but not uploading of downloading (other than screen lighting)?
Once a Website has been fully loaded in the browser you should not experience any unusual battery drain. If, however, you are actively loading or refreshing pages you will be using the BlackBerry wireless modem to pull in new data and, thereby, using up more battery life.
Also, if the page uses up a large amount of memory and you are actively jumping from application to application the processer may be working harder than it would be otherwise and drain your battery a little faster (although this effect should be marginal).
Many people have expressed concern over the battery life on the 7130e. Some users have reported significant improvements from cycling their battery (drain fully then charge fully).
Their are also extended life batteries available for the 7130e which can give close to double the total working time for the unit.