1. Arelunde's Avatar
    Check out this CNN story on "New Ways to Double Phone Battery Life." It explains a lot of the issues we are having and some fixes that might be coming sooner than later...

    New ways to double phone battery life - CNN.com
    08-19-2010 10:37 AM
  2. mountainman's Avatar
    That's fine and dandy (and two months old btw). But the real hurdle is battery technology. With devices getting more and more features, the batteries will need to be able to handle the power intensive things like videos, GPS, streaming content, etc.

    We are a long way off before we see this "new tech". But, it will be interesting to see if there is any crossover from electric cars on this one.

    In the meantime, you can make your phone look like a humpback whale, and be naked. Sounds like a weird movie....
    08-19-2010 12:50 PM
  3. MrObvious's Avatar
    Actually they need to make more efficient devices too. The Blackberry battery life is impressive. But compared to any other brand smartphone it seems like the others fail in comparison. RIM does have one thing right in the smartphone arena, and that's battery life. I could receive up to 200 texts in a day and only use a third of battery on my Tour.
    08-19-2010 03:32 PM
  4. SeeK's Avatar
    Software can only be improved so much, but if you ask me the real issue lies with the batteries themselves. Li-ion batteries are nice and improved and everything, but it's still technology that's over a decade old. I do recall hearing about technology that could power a laptop for months. I've not heard anything about it since reading that article a year ago, though.
    08-20-2010 02:04 AM
  5. EndorphinRush's Avatar
    Actually they need to make more efficient devices too. The Blackberry battery life is impressive. But compared to any other brand smartphone it seems like the others fail in comparison. RIM does have one thing right in the smartphone arena, and that's battery life. I could receive up to 200 texts in a day and only use a third of battery on my Tour.
    This is true but think back to when you were using that phone. Do you remember how the is always looked clunky? An out dated Java phone tends to do that. Alot of the android power goes to the screen and keeping it pretty. But by no means is that the only thing. The blackberry never looked this good and personally never ran as well as my Droid.

    If I'm a real power nazi on my phone I can get it to power through a full day and a half. But normally its on a pretty good cycle. On the charger when I'm in bed and up in the morning. I know the battery power isn't perfect but for what all you get with the phone its completely understood why. A lack of phone doesn't really qualify as being efficient


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    08-20-2010 06:22 AM
  6. Arelunde's Avatar
    Actually they need to make more efficient devices too. The Blackberry battery life is impressive. But compared to any other brand smartphone it seems like the others fail in comparison. RIM does have one thing right in the smartphone arena, and that's battery life. I could receive up to 200 texts in a day and only use a third of battery on my Tour.
    Battery issues seem to be the one constant with smartphones, including the BBs from my experience. Battery life - or lack thereof - was a continual problem with the Storms and the comments on Crackberry echo those here in Android Land. As said above, maintaining that beautiful (large) screen is a major drawdown. Plus apps that continually update. Plus web access via 3G. And on. And on.

    Maybe smartphones should come with their own mini-generators.
    08-20-2010 11:51 AM
  7. MrObvious's Avatar
    This is true but think back to when you were using that phone. Do you remember how the is always looked clunky? An out dated Java phone tends to do that. Alot of the android power goes to the screen and keeping it pretty. But by no means is that the only thing. The blackberry never looked this good and personally never ran as well as my Droid.

    If I'm a real power nazi on my phone I can get it to power through a full day and a half. But normally its on a pretty good cycle. On the charger when I'm in bed and up in the morning. I know the battery power isn't perfect but for what all you get with the phone its completely understood why. A lack of phone doesn't really qualify as being efficient


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    I never said a BB was better then Android, but I just said the BB was designed for battery life IMO. That's all.
    08-20-2010 12:57 PM
  8. ottscay's Avatar
    Most BBs have smaller screens. My Droid X has about the same battery drain time as my Storm did.

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    08-21-2010 01:25 AM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    Yes, the BB is designed with better battery life in mind but you also get a more vanilla experience.
    I agree that battery technology needs to catch up to the smartphone technology or we will soon be charging our devices every 2 hours.
    08-21-2010 07:44 AM
  10. mikestorm's Avatar
    Actually they need to make more efficient devices too. The Blackberry battery life is impressive. But compared to any other brand smartphone it seems like the others fail in comparison. RIM does have one thing right in the smartphone arena, and that's battery life. I could receive up to 200 texts in a day and only use a third of battery on my Tour.
    Android devices could do that as well...just replace your snapdragon with a 624MHz processor, and Android with OS 5.0 or 6.0 and watch battery life skyrocket! (as functionality plummets)
    08-21-2010 03:18 PM
  11. EndorphinRush's Avatar
    I never said a BB was better then Android, but I just said the BB was designed for battery life IMO. That's all.
    Agreed. No implacations intended



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    08-22-2010 08:44 PM
  12. MRWOLF6969's Avatar
    Ok is it just me or did they contradict themselves? They say the wifi is more efficient but then start the next paragraph with because they're fast they suck more power??? I think within the next few months to a year all manufactures will need an answer to this as processors make the move past 1gh.
    08-31-2010 02:16 AM
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