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HerPes.. the dreaded question

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What do we think?

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EDIT - Ignore this, managed to get the wrong end of the stick.

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should be free so more and more people buy it :)

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do you mean battery or wallet?

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do you mean battery or wallet?

I guessed he meant battery! And I would recommend the full 16 hours - but my last two Wm devices, I gave them about three hours then used it for the afternoon, then did an overnight charge and battery life didnt seem to suffer.

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really? 16 hours. Is this still actually true? I never know what's what with these things. . i'm sure that is all old style mythology. Am i wrong?

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Auntie Google to the rescue!!!

http://www.batteryuniversity.com/print-partone-12.htm

it would seem a lot of us are stuck in our Luddite ways with the 16 hour thing.

Mind you, whenever i pull a power plug to 'cycle the power' as our tech guys at work put it - i always blow the dirty electrons off before i put it back in!! so who am i to call anyone a Luddite!!

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So whats the answer then!! 16 hours.. or 10 mins before you start trying out Skype :)

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So whats the answer then!! 16 hours.. or 10 mins before you start trying out Skype :)

i read it as a couple of hours for the first go and thats it!

i havent done a half day charge on a new device for ages - certainly not for my S100 and wifey's new Chocolate was ready to go in a couple hours and lasts for a good few days. The S100 battery is still as good as it ever was - its over a year old now.

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i read it as a couple of hours for the first go and thats it!

i havent done a half day charge on a new device for ages - certainly not for my S100 and wifey's new Chocolate was ready to go in a couple hours and lasts for a good few days. The S100 battery is still as good as it ever was - its over a year old now.

I can't say I've ever had problems with any of this. My first unit was a Motorola StarTac in 98, and I had that in the wall for about 10 mins before I started using it. You won't have any problems using the unit out the box -> into the wall, but I'd suggest a FULL charge and a bit more to prime the battery before you run down the street like a schoolboy with your new unit. 16 hours has always seemed to me like a total falsehood - you can forget that. It seems that phone companies just issue this as some sort of prelude to stop you walking around half cut with a new handset like a total w@nker and breaking it or annoying people with it or whatever, most likely to just protect their butts against any aggro customers making out the phone is knackered from day one due to people not reading the instructions.

Basically they tell everyone this, like anything that sounds stupid, to stop stupid people doing stupid things.

Three hours. And use it while it charging, it goes straight through the mains anyway and won't affect the battery.

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Yes this is what i do.. the funny thing is most of us don't have the device long enough to experience a battery getting knackered! I dont care if the battery doesnt last 2 years.. We upgrade every 6 months anyway!!

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Three hours. And use it while it charging, it goes straight through the mains anyway and won't affect the battery.

Am I the only one who does 30 mins in the mains whilst it starts up and play with the device, followed by the quick unplug from the wall and into the USB socket on your laptop to set up activesync...leaving it there for a couple of hours?

The old 16 hours did make sense with the earliest devices(circa 1990). The older batteries would show a full charge after four or five but you could still cram another 25% more into it if you left it on charge.

And remember the days when you had to completely discharge the battery before charging it to avoid the "memory effect"?

You tell that to the youth of today...

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