Got my BB Bold 9900 on Saturday and the battery life is a disgrace!! Fully charged at 7am this morning and by 4pm it was dead. I had only sent 4 texts and made one phone call lasting 2 minutes. It really is appauling as I have the Bold 9700 and it lasts for days if I don't use it and normally 2 days without charging. Not sure what's going on as BB's have always been good on battery life - this is my 5th and never had any complaints.
Frank, 10 Oct 2011Been using 9900 for a week. Kept it on 2G&3G mode. The battery life is awful compared to m... moreEr sorry no tips on this! My previous 9700 was lasting for days till I got 9900!!!! OMFG....it's an absoulte disgrace!!!! 1 day life!!!! NOT impressed!!! Also, I set up profiling for different callers etc...once phone is switched off and back on again it losses all memory so people you assign a ring tone to it goes back to default on the profile!!! WTF...even a BASIC Nokia can do better! BB lately have nothing but trouble....server keeps crashing....prices going up and then the software are full of BUGS!
how about the battery, i think its just still a good question to ask becoz all i know is my BB's battery is so bad in browsing :(
seda, 10 Oct 2011I have been using BB for two years now and love i am getting my 9900 this week. i have an ipho... moreGood to know like minded people.
Also, just found our that it is cheaper to buy songs and albums over Amazon, than it is to buy from iTunes. Effectively got 12 songs for the price of 10 (when compared to iTunes for same songs)
Still no dualcore? All other brands hv moved on to dual core n samsung is even planning a quad core phone.. This is a flagship model for BB but it still has to do a lot more to compete with the iphone n top android phones!
Been using 9900 for a week. Kept it on 2G&3G mode. The battery life is awful compared to my previous 2G 8900. I get about 4 hrs regular use (just a few calls, fiddle with it for a few minutes, browse for 5 mins) before it starts decreasing and once it gets to 50%, I get really irritated. Was wondering if others had the same probs. Any tips ?
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2011Just wanted to know if you leave the 3G on continuously and still have battery life till 11pm?i use 3G network for 5-6 hrs a day. coz town whr i stay thr is no proper 3G network so in some places i get 3G network n in some Places i get 2G network.
BB4, 10 Oct 2011I have finally left my iPhone fad behind and gone for the BB4 (over the iPhone4S). No sense ... moreI have been using BB for two years now and love i am getting my 9900 this week. i have an iphone because of work and think my BB is much better. i just loved seeing a person see what i see :)
imr, 09 Oct 2011to be very frank. i m using ds phone frm past one month now. battery life is good, i don't und... moreJust wanted to know if you leave the 3G on continuously and still have battery life till 11pm?
Daniela, 10 Oct 2011For a blackberry it is a very good model except the camera has no auto focus! Nothing can come... moreAgreed with daniela...depends on ppl preference...like myself,i prefer android+bb..they both user friendly..Iphone is ok but to me,its sumthing that good to be laugh at... :))
For a blackberry it is a very good model except the camera has no auto focus! Nothing can come close to the iphone 4S because it has such innovation. Blackberry has it's own power phones as do android and it also about person preference
all you have to do is turn the screen brightness all the way down and put the network mode on "2G" and the battery will last a lot longer
I have finally left my iPhone fad behind and gone for the BB4 (over the iPhone4S).
No sense in paying more for a phone that delivers nothing extraordinary except for the aura of owing one.
Look at it like this, I can still transfer all my iTunes music and make them as ringtone (have to buy ringtones for iPhone), can connect my BB4 to my car stereo via bluetooth rather than spend money to get iPhone.iPod connectivity and investing in USB cables.
BB4 - as fast as the 4S, sexier looking, excellent to type long messages and faster, even the insurance does not cost as much.
Best, if anything goes wrong with the hone, I do not have to make appointments to get it checked at a apple store.