10-04-2011 03:35 PM
I have the bold 990 (as do a number of my friends and colleagues) and the battery life is terrible. I have read that Blackberry designed the phone with a smaller battery than the Torch 9800, which doesnt make sense as it has a faster processor, better screen, more memory etc...
I have read many articles on battery saving tips and none of them help too much. This seems to be a design flaw.
I cant believe that blackberry would release a phone that lasts 6 to 8 hours based on normal day to day business usage.
Are there other battery alternatives that i can replace the standard one with?????
10-10-2011 11:52 PM - last edited on 10-11-2011 01:39 AM by ChadB
I agree entirely. Why would Blackberry release a new phone (albeit an excellent one) with battery life that is only going to get me through half the day, especially when they are trying to claw back market share lost to rivals, it seems mad.
I took mine back to the shop last week to enquire and was told that I could buy another battery if I wished but that this was fairly standard and not the first time someone had been in to complain about this.
Sadly, I think this is me moving to an iPhone once they release the iPhone5.
A pity as I've used and loved my BB and it's messenger for a number of years now
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10-11-2011 12:08 AM
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10-11-2011 03:20 AM
The problem is, i dont see why we have to pay for a product flaw. I have many friends and colleagues with the same phone and its a problem with each and every one.
THE COST OF DESIGN FLAWS SHOULD BE BOURNE BY THE MANUFACTURER.!!!!!
10-11-2011 06:58 AM
I too had issues with battery life. Like you I searched the web for a solution and found the upgrade of the latest OS v126.96.36.1990 for BlackBerry Bold 9900 has helped a lot.
I can receive 200 emails, 20 text, and have 3 hours of solid talk and still have battery of just under 45%
Will be interesting once an "official solution" will be release.
Hope this helps
10-11-2011 01:59 PM