Originally Posted by brivalen
Just traded my 700p in for the 8830 and so far I love it - so much better. The only problem is the battery life. I have only been getting about 20 hours before the battery is dead. I dont use the holster at all so I've been using the keylock so i dont bump keys in my pocket. I just was reading all the FAQ's and came by STANDBY mode.... are they both basically the same? What else could be effecting my battery time so much? I leave my bluetooth turned on all the time...? My talk time is about 2 hrs day and light emails/sms. Maybe a defective battery?
I noticed that if I keep Google Maps running in the background the GPS feature keeps track of my location which consumes alot of energy. Be sure to use the Quit/Close option to ensure it is not running in the background.
I make a habit of checking all apps that are running by using the "Switch Application" feature from the home page. You will always have 5 running (browser, messages, phone, bb messenger and home page). If anything else is running I select it and click on Close or Quit.