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Old 2nd August 2010, 20:57   #2476
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guys any idea on what to do about a miserable battery life on a 8520. It is 3 months old and the battery barely lasts me for 6-8 hours (2 major phone calls) on regular bb usage. one has to charge twice each day. As the novelty wore off, i have started noticing these problems which were not there on my earlier brick 7900.
If you mean the battery lasts 6-8 hours of talk time, then there is no problem at all. In fact, you are getting better battery life than the company's claims Below is the link (Indian BB site) & a picture from that link that clearly states the battery life as 4.5 hrs of talktime & 17 days as standby time.

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Now, if your getting standby time of 6-8 hrs, then youve got a serious problem
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Old 2nd August 2010, 22:06   #2477
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If you mean the battery lasts 6-8 hours of talk time, then there is no problem at all. In fact, you are getting better battery life than the company's claims Below is the link (Indian BB site) & a picture from that link that clearly states the battery life as 4.5 hrs of talktime & 17 days as standby time.

BlackBerry - BlackBerry Curve 8520 Specifications

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Now, if your getting standby time of 6-8 hrs, then youve got a serious problem
Battery life on 8520 is indeed bad. I have it for 2 months now. On a good day (i.e. 3-4 calls and not many emails), it lasts me for a day (esp on the weekends).

However, on hectic days (i.e. 7-10 calls, 20-30 emails, Bluetooth, browsing etc) it drains out before I hit the bed. This was especially true on my recent 1 day travel to Kolkata. I charged it fully in the morning before leaving (6 am). Was on the phone for a good part of the day - either on SMS, email or calls. The result - it drained out by 7 pm!
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Old 2nd August 2010, 22:24   #2478
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yup, i mean't standby time. I don't have many phone calls, 2-3 long calls and constant gprs usage. But it hardly lasts. Has anyone used a bigger battery?
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Yes, 8520's battery is bad. It doesn't last even a day.

Whereas, my wife's E63's battery can stay put for over 2-3 days.
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Normally in bberry devices, the battery charge will come down, if the number of email recievable are much more than a idle handset. More emails coming means the handset is active all the time which means the battery usage is also more.
I have got a Storm 2 (just 3 months old) if I deactivate the email browsing and only use for calls then the battery will last for atleast 5/6 days (sometime even more). If I use for email (I get normally 150 /200 emails in any working day and as such the battery will last for 2/2.5days (including calls).!
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SSL sites dont open on the blackberry browser true but they do on a 3rd party browser like the Bolt

wonder how RIM is going to react to the proposed shutdown of berry services from October in the UAE.
Are you sure about that? I've tried Opera and 3rd party applications. All fail because there is no SSL connectivity.
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Got the 8520 last month, battery lasts about 2.5 days
pretty happy with it so far
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I have got a Storm 2 (just 3 months old) if I deactivate the email browsing and only use for calls then the battery will last for atleast 5/6 days (sometime even more). If I use for email (I get normally 150 /200 emails in any working day and as such the battery will last for 2/2.5days (including calls).!
That sounds decent. But then the Storm 2 has a 1400 mAH battery.

The 8520 has 1150.
The Bold 2 has 1500.
The E63, E71, E72 all have 1500 mAH batteries.

Is it possible to set 'auto sync' timer and on/off for each mailbox separately in the 8520?
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I upgraded to Documents to Go(Docs2Go) and PDF to o came standard with that. However I vague remember that before I purchased Docs2Go I could easily read PDF files on Curve 8520



I finally gave in and reloaded Windows XP yesterday and the first program I loaded was the Desktop Manager DM for BB the latest version v 5.0.1
I installed the DM along with the Roxio Media Manager RMM and after a reboot it started giving me an error to load the UM.MSI file. So after searching I appended the DM and removed the RMM.
So since yesterday evening the DM is working fantastically on Windows XP and today I've created a system restore point incase anything goes bad I have something to fall back on
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Again the Windows XP started crashing after 2 days .

Now what I've done is change the OS and upgraded to Windows Vista. and the 1st s/w i loaded was the BB desktop manager. Ive not loaded any other s/w or drivers and the system seems pretty stable now. Been 4 days and i've been syncing the BB with the BBDesktop manager. Lets see how it goes.
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Another reason to upgrade yourself to 9700 or Pearl 3G

Bold 9700, Bold 9650, Pearl 3G to get Blackberry 6
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Another cat is out

Blackberry 9800 - the Torch
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Guys,

I have the Vodafone BIS 899 activated on my BB 8900. i downloaded google maps on my phone. GPS shows 4 satellites but unable to use GPS, can some give me a run down on how to use and google maps does not provide the turn by turn voice navigation.

Please help.

P.S. is the BB 6.0 O.S. out???

-Sajan

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Guys I need to buy a BB within the week, undecided between Curve 8900, Bold 9000, and Bold 9700.

Is the keyboard of the 9700 a bit too small?
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Guys the new blackberry 9800 torch with the BB OS 6 and he 5mp camera has come out int the US.
Any idea when it will be hitting the Indian Markets ?
Also any news on the new BB 9780 BOLD II ?
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Anybody got any clue as to what is going to happen to BIS service in India?

BlackBerry makers express inability to provide access to data - India - The Times of India
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