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Posts: 77
Registered: ‎01-27-2010
My Device: Bold 9000
My Carrier: AT&T

Battery Consumption

Hello, I'm working on an application that management has required to check in with our servers every five minutes.  I know that I read somewhere that this will drain the battery but I need some official BlackBerry guideline that I can point to to prove that.  If anyone could find that guideline I would appreciate it.  I've tried Google but nothing seems to come up.

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Posts: 16,992
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport
My Carrier: O2 Germany

Re: Battery Consumption

if you don't use the network it goes into GPRS_IDLE mode and consumes a lot less energy. if you open a connection every 5 minutes you kind of destroy that.

as BB has the push infrastructure it would be a good approach to leverage this advantage, for example by writing a nagios plugin that alerts the BB, with the addition of a pull status by request.
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Posts: 19,636
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Battery Consumption

Having said that, and depending on BB, connecting every 5 minutes should not shorten the  battery life enough so that it does not last a day.