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Super Contributor
simon_a6
Posts: 400
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: O2

Re: Bold 9900 Battery Life

Ta. Not as quick as the 8520 then. Easily inside an hour.
Apart from the casing (tho not sure I like it wider), and the better keyboard, display and camera.... not sure how I would benefit from upgrading.

I use mine mostly for emails and BBM. Bit of browsing. the odd photo if I just wanna take something to email to someone.

It's free on a contract, but then I don't make all that many calls with it, so mmmmmmmmmmm...

Hence why I am unsure of the iP4S either,
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ifraser
Posts: 802
Registered: ‎10-07-2011
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: EE

Re: Bold 9900 Battery Life


If you use the standard charger possibly. I bought the fast charger (yellow plug), pretty much the old standard charger. And it charges in about half the time.

Your 8520 one is possibly the same output as the fast one.

OS10 on the Z10. A great combination.
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wwwatch
Posts: 339
Registered: ‎11-19-2011
My Device: Bold 9900 and 9700
My Carrier: Taiwan mobile

Re: Bold 9900 Battery Life

The wider 9900 is harder to operate/type with one hand tham, say, the 9700.

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ifraser
Posts: 802
Registered: ‎10-07-2011
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: EE

Re: Bold 9900 Battery Life



Standard 9900 charger is 750mA- mistake

Fast charger- 2A output. Lol

OS10 on the Z10. A great combination.
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ifraser
Posts: 802
Registered: ‎10-07-2011
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: EE

Re: Bold 9900 Battery Life



I find it easier to type on, but harder to carry about than the 9700.
OS10 on the Z10. A great combination.
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MikeScully
Posts: 227
Registered: ‎10-01-2010
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Re: Bold 9900 Battery Life


ifraser wrote:

@www- only time I have had that sort of drain is browsing for an hour or so. Heavy data usage.

@simon- can understand your loss, I used it for locking the phone, as I do with my 8520. Instead I moved the lock icon up to the top on the home screen. Also I have an nfc smartcard setup and macro to lock the screen if I swipe over my wallet. Also I use a belt holster which also locks the screen on insertion.

There are apps that would let you setup one of the media keys as a shortcut for bbm etc.

If you press and hold the "a" key for approx. 3seconds, that will also lock your keyboard..  

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phips
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎12-18-2011
My Device: None
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Bold 9900 Battery Life

glad to hear that the new 7.1 leak seems to help the battery problem..i guess thats promising.

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ifraser
Posts: 802
Registered: ‎10-07-2011
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: EE

Re: Bold 9900 Battery Life



Thanks mike, a now shortcut I didn't know. I guess you you the same with the Q key changes the profile to vibrate?
OS10 on the Z10. A great combination.
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ifraser
Posts: 802
Registered: ‎10-07-2011
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: EE

Re: Bold 9900 Battery Life



Ahh, no. That just locks the keyboard, I mean actual code lock the phone. Can't stand the key lock. Not secure enough. Lol
OS10 on the Z10. A great combination.
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simon_a6
Posts: 400
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: O2

Re: Bold 9900 Battery Life

@wwwatch:

width wise typing - I find my 8520 easy to typing on, but found the kb on the 9900 really nice.  Didn't like that the 'enter' key was a stretch tho.

 

I tend to type two handed but something type with one if I am busy with my mouse.... or holding the steering where... stationary of course!

 

iP4S was easier to type one handed than the 9900, but would it get more difficult to use than the BB, or become easier?

 

And would I be able to tolerate a 15 min gap for non push-enabled email accounts?

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