I just fell foul of this with an i780 - I took the phone, spare battery, battery case & USB cable on a recent trip to Germany. I also took the USB charger that came with my old Blackberry, thinking "USB is USB, isn't it?, so I'll plug in the cable and Go".
No such luck. It wouldn't charge either the phone OR the battery via the supplied USB cable. Cr*p battery life meant I ran out of juice on day 3 of a 4-Day trip.
I'm very interested in these so-called Greek USB cables - can anyone confirm they make a difference?
matt1971, on May 8 2008, 08:08, said:
I tried the sync cable connected via a USB car charger adaptor in the car.
The red light comes on but turns off almost immediately - so the sync cable wont charge in the car.
Thinking out loud - I wonder if the sync cable connected to the battery charger box (the one that charges the battery outside of the phone) would work in the car?
It would be a hassle to swop over batteries, but if it works, I would always have a spare fully charged battery.