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Regular Contributor
hobnob
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎05-23-2009
My Device: BB 9900
My Carrier: Bell

Re: BB Bold 9900 terrible battery life - hardware or software?

The original battery (supplied with the 9900) was made in Japan and further assembled in Mexico.

The new battery is made in Korea with further assembly in China.

Someone at CrackBerry.com posted the same information. Is it by some chance just luck of the draw regarding these batteries? From the reponses on that forum, it seems users are having random luck with batteries, whether from Japan, Mexico, Korea, China or Indonesia! But users do indication quite substantial variance in battery life regardless.

At this point RIM ought to conduct in-house testing of different batches of these batteries as it doesn't make sense that people are experiencing such differences in battery life with these phones!

I certainly be willing to send one of my (obviously) defective batteries to RIM for further analysis.
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slava888
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎04-06-2010
My Device: 9780
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: BB Bold 9900 terrible battery life - hardware or software?

Weird. I tired that one and the results were even worse than what I got with the original battery (Japan/Mexico).

I just don't get it, what happened to quality assurance before releasing the device?

 

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dazza73
Posts: 152
Registered: ‎08-30-2009
My Device: 9780 bold and playbook 32gb
My Carrier: o2 uk

Re: BB Bold 9900 terrible battery life - hardware or software?

Both of mine from Japan
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hobnob
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎05-23-2009
My Device: BB 9900
My Carrier: Bell

Re: BB Bold 9900 terrible battery life - hardware or software?

If people are reporting such variance in battery life regardless of manufacture location, this would indicate (1) a problem at the source of battery cell manufacturing, (2) extremely inconsistent assembly throughout the plants or (3) worse yet - bad battery design.
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dazza73
Posts: 152
Registered: ‎08-30-2009
My Device: 9780 bold and playbook 32gb
My Carrier: o2 uk

Re: BB Bold 9900 terrible battery life - hardware or software?

Defo number 3
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Jane0810
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎08-23-2011
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9900
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: BB Bold 9900 terrible battery life - hardware or software?

Update on my day with BB Bold 9900, Last night I turned the 3G off and put 2G only on,, I took my phone off charge this morning at 7Am, It is Now 19.47 and believe it or not I am 55% battery life left,, Because the phone is constantly roaming on 3G its sapping the battery, 

 

I am happy to live with 2G until something has been resolved, 

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nmcgregor
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎04-23-2011
My Device: Bold 9000
My Carrier: bell mobility

Re: BB Bold 9900 terrible battery life - hardware or software?

new battery. same problems. time to send it back.
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slava888
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎04-06-2010
My Device: 9780
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: BB Bold 9900 terrible battery life - hardware or software?

Am I the only one who gets the feeling that RIM is not going to do anything about this?

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hobnob
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎05-23-2009
My Device: BB 9900
My Carrier: Bell

Re: BB Bold 9900 terrible battery life - hardware or software?

maybe OS tweaks, but if there are bad batteries out there, I doubt it.
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nmcgregor
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎04-23-2011
My Device: Bold 9000
My Carrier: bell mobility

Re: BB Bold 9900 terrible battery life - hardware or software?

Hello all,

 

Update from me.  My device was reset to factory settings, new software installed, new battery installed, less apps running.  Same problem.  Battery does not last more than 8-10 hours.

 

Returning and getting a new 9900 today.

 

My advice is to ask your service provider to pass you through to RIM technical supoport.  They are really good.  I have dealt with RIM technical support for this Bold and my Playbook and they have been great.  I'll let you know about the new Bold.

 

 

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