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Old 12-05-2006, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello All,

I have a BB 8703 and am really starting to like it. I live in the northeast and have historically always left my cell phone in the car overnight. Does anyone know if this will create a problem for the 8703? Is it OK to leave it out in the cold (freezing) weather??

Please advise................Thanks
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey latly iv had to work in 40-30 degree weather and my 8700/ is still kicking. Asuming your car is sealed pretty tight you should not have to many prblems
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30-40 lol that's not cold. In the Northeast try -30. Show your BlackBerry some LOVE don't keep in a cold car over night. Remember its always there for you. So please don't abuse your BlackBerry it has feelings, too.
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Thanks for the reply....but I am talking about leaving the Blackberry in the car overnight in temps below 20 deg F. Do you think it will cause problems??
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Thanks for the reply....but I am talking about leaving the Blackberry in the car overnight in temps below 20 deg F. Do you think it will cause problems??
If you leave a LCD monitor in your car overnight in temperature below 20F, would it be damaged?

I believe the LCD screen of the blackberry might be damaged under too cold, or too hot area.
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In my experience leaving any device with an LCD type screen in the cold causes the pixels to get "lazy", eventually the LCD itself will die. I used to leave my previous phone in the car a lot of times and it used to take 30 minutes or so to "recover". The BB is too precious for such a test! You could try keeping the phone in a glove box or something.
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There are two things to consider that could get damaged from the cold, the battery and the LCD screen. My job doesn't allow any cell phones on the facility, even Blackberrys. Most of the year I leave it in my car but when it starts getting under 40 degrees, I chance it and bring it in with me. I'm not going to loose my $350 investment.
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It will drastically shorten the life of the device, primarily the battery and the lcd like the previous poster stated.
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I agree with the previous posts. It's not a good idea and the bb is your friend. I'm not saying you have to take it to bed. But atleast bring it inside.
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also keep in mind the condensation as well, don't want that marker to turn pink for no reason. and like previous posts said, it will drastically reduce the life span of your device. you should always keep it in a cool and dry place, not cold and damp.
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I wouldn't be too concerned with that weather unless snowing, etc. What I do with my high end camera gear is place them into a plastic bag before entering a warmer building so that condensation doesn't form on the inside. You want to allow your equipment to acclimate to the same temperature slowly to prevent condensation on the glass.
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Wink BB left in car

I don't know the answer to the question, but for the life of me why wouldn't you take your BB in the warm confines of your home? Leaving in a vehicle could not only expose it to weather, but theft!

Please -- give your BB a home. They don't ask much!!

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. . . I'm not saying you have to take it to bed. . .
There is nothing wrong if you do; not saying I do but . . .

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Electronic components wont like such huge temperature swings. Barring damage to the LCD (after all it is a liquid, and it could die if frozen) and the battery (life shortens dramatically when exposed to low temperatures, you will have components that will over time lose tolerances. If you read the handbook you will see its operating temperatures, and they dont include -30F!

Over time, performance will be lost due to component tolerances.
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yet these devices sit in warehouses for some time, likely an unheated area until it comes time for them to get on a FedEx, UPS or DHL truck (again unheated) or in an airplane (no cargo area pressure or heat) to the retail store where you purchase it.

They seem to survive the trip from the manufacturer to point of sale now don't they?


Yet still - from the Point of Sale to 1 year from that date they have a WARRANTY and I'm not going to fudge that up by leaving it in my car overnight. I'll take it in the house.
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WOW it's suppose to get cold here this weekend in South Florida, all the way down to the mid-50's................. Got to love the South Florida weather
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In the artic tundra known as Minnesota my BB is going on it's second winter so far without any problems. I had left it in the car overnight once in Feb of last year after my b-day drinking hijinks. Brought it inside the next day, let it warm up on it's own and it's worked just fine since. Only took about an hour at room temp for it to get back to normal.
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