11-21-2011 07:10 PM
Okay, funny how things happen so quickly. Just yesterday, I advised that I was quite happy with my 9900. Then, literally minutes after writing that, my phone bricked. If you're not familiar with the term, it means the phone dies and cannot be revived, even by reloading the OS. I got a JVM error 517 message. I know from advising others in these forums that a 517 is fatal. So now I'm back with my Torch 9800 and I'll probably live with it until the BBX phones are released hopefully next spring.
Interestingly enough, the 9900 shares the same OS 7 as other phones but you don't hear about this bricking problem nearly as much with the other models.
I hope both sides of my story help you with your decision.
11-22-2011 05:46 PM
Sorry to hear about the bad stroke of luck with your 9900 but thanks so much for giving me the heads up ! I think with all the feedback I've had, I'll heed the warnings and stick with my 9780 for the time being... Thanks EVERYONE for the feedback !
11-22-2011 10:56 PM
battery life a major problem. and also defective batteries. Am on to second battery with rogers, in a little over 2 weeks of use.
The battery life lasts about 1/2 day. Dont rely on your alarm on your bb if you are travelling and want to get up in the morning.
11-23-2011 02:59 AM
11-23-2011 07:31 PM
Wow.. I read through the entire post today referring to the dead 9900 ... scary stuff !! sounds like the new operating system has cured a lot of the poor battery performance issues but I wonder, has that also fixed the bricking problem or are the two not related ? I think I read somewhere along the line that once the battery goes completely dead it somehow shorts the phone (likely when trying to charge) and cooks the whole thing.. If the operating system update is the answer I might still consider the move but otherhwise I'm staying completely clear of this phone..