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Guys i only seem to get about day out of my battery and thats even when i am not using it much.....Do you think i might have a duff battery?

There are few things with the SPV like the battery that is letting it down


Thanks for your help

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How long have you had it?

Mine is definitely better than it was to begin with (I'm on about my 5th charge / discharge cycle).

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How long have you had it?

Mine is definitely better than it was to begin with (I'm on about my 5th charge / discharge cycle).

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I have had it since friday. I charge it before i got to bed and then take it off when i get up. It just does not seem to last as well as nokia. the last few days i have made no calls only sent 2 text and it goes right down to about 2 bars.......

Do you think i should get a new one sent to me?

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My battery is the same, a day and a half with little usage is what I am getting so far :D

I am currently charging the phone for the 4th time and i've only had the phone for 6 days. Another annoyance is that I do not appear to be able to use the alarm with the phone switched off, a fairly standard feature in other phones, and this would at least conserve some battery life.

Other than this its agreat phone but I really need a longer lasting battery. As it stands I may have to use the 14 day returns :cry:

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Hmmmm, not good guys.

I guess it is to be expected that the colour screen zaps the battery, although it is a high capacity battery.

I am lucky in that I can normally leave it docked all day, charging in the office...

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Nah the battery is plain and simple crap 2hours talktime!!! poor very very poor

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The origional weight should have been 120grams, they reduced this to just 95grams. They have reduced the thickness of the battery since the origional prototype that I saw.

I guess this may have suffered but public views was that 120grams was too heavy.

Battery life is supposed to be around 3 hours talktime and 3.5days standby. The standby is seriously effected by doing things on the phone as the colour screen uses a lot of power.

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I am lucky in that I can normally leave it docked all day, charging in the office...


So is the phone being charged when it's in the USB cradle? or is that some other cradle.

I ask, cos mine went nearly flat whilst sat in the cradle. Im sure it did. So sure am I that I dont now leave it in the cradle.

If you say othewise, i'll give it another go.

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You had the power cable plugged into the cradle right?

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You had the power cable plugged into the cradle right?


Lol, no!

I gathered from reading the newgroups that there was some way to plug the charger in. Well, I looked and I looked, and thought, they've sent me the wrong cradle, must have.

Then it dawned on me. That strange adapter that I had to plug my charger into before I could plug it into the phone, which I couldnt understand why it was like that at the time, ah... a little hole somewhere, here's me looking for a large slot!

It's hidden away in what looks like a screw hole. No wonder i couldnt find it.

Guess it's about time I read the manual eh?

Na, im a programmer, we dont read manuals, that's admitting defeat! We just like to make fools of ourselves instead.

Hehe, so it's charging now, in the cradle as I type :D

Q. Do we yet know if it's possible to get a spare charger/cradle? Gonna need one for work. Not much point having a "mobile" if you have to lug a suitcase full of accessories around with it.

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The board will be teaming up with an online dealer soon to offer all the accessories to forum users, including spare cradles.

Watch this space!

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Like so many have said before me, I really really want to like this phone. And I do, except for the one extremely off-putting fact that the phone's battery has the stamina of a grossly over-weight 80-year-old. I can appreciate the fact that it's a computer/phone hybrid, so I don't expect to get the same longivity on the battery as my old ericsson T39 (which lasts about a week on a recharge). However, I've seen NOWHERE near the 100 hours standby time the danish orange SPV website tells me it has. More like a quarter of that. I'm really thinking about returning it, since I'd have to carry a charger with me, wherever I go. I want a portable phone/pda and not have to bring all sorts of gear just because I might not be back within a day.
What were they thinking when they made this phone? Didn't they figure that people would want to actually turn it on or what?!?

Anyone think it would be possible to optimize the OS for better power management? I mean, since the hardware is pretty hard to do anything about.

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Hi Guys i have to say the battery on my spv has been rather good today. I have made calls been on msn messenger and sent text messages and i have only lost on bar from the battery display. I took it off charge a 9 am today so not bad really. Just hope it keeps up

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My battery is getting better and better after 7 or so complete charge/discharge cycles. I only have amobile and use it for all my business conference calling etc throughout the day and my SPV is lasting about the same as my T68 under heavy use - CHarge up overnight and lasts 1 day of full use, overnight (left on) and another half day. Unsure why a Li-ion battery needs so much power cycling, one should normally be enough.

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I can't understand why it's not Li-Polymer, like the T68i?

Or is it? It seems awfully small for 1000Mah Li-Ion...

Mine is getting better and better too...

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I can't understand why it's not Li-Polymer, like the T68i?

Or is it? It seems awfully small for 1000Mah Li-Ion...

Mine is getting better and better too...

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I think all the SPV needs is a bit of time and TLC

The more i use it the more i love it. I was on the train on the way home tonight and thought i would log onto my company email system via IE......Oh my god i cant get over how good it was......This phone is the nuts even with all its problems i would not be with out it

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Well my battery is getting worse :x After a full recharge last night, taken off charge at 7am this morning, used for five minutes in total all day, the phone is now warning me of a low battery. I am afraid this is going back tomorrow :D

I need a phone with a battery that will last for 36-48 hours without a charge with moderate use 30-45 minutes. This is not that phone, or at least the one I have isn't :wink:

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Well my battery is getting worse  :x   After a full recharge last night, taken off charge at 7am this morning, used for five minutes in total all day, the phone is now warning me of a low battery.  I am afraid this is going back tomorrow  :D  

I need a phone with a battery that will last for 36-48 hours without a charge with moderate use 30-45 minutes.  This is not that phone, or at least the one I have isn't  :wink:


I am really sorry to hear that mate....maybe ask for a replacement

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I can't understand why it's not Li-Polymer, like the T68i?  

Or is it? It seems awfully small for 1000Mah Li-Ion...  

Mine is getting better and better too...

Is it not that you/we are playing with the phone less and less as the novelty facter wanes?

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I am sure my batt life is genuinely getting longer as I have not really had a chance to play properly yet, the phone has pretty much been put into comission and I have been away a lot on business so no chance to lay around :-(. I guess it might gt a real hammering this weekend!

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