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    I've been using powerHero from Hobbyistsoftware.com for about a week and I just registered it. Without this application, the battery life on my Centro was terrible. Few phone calls, Chatter checking every 10 minutes and the battery would be less than 75% by the end of the morning. With this great program running to shut off BT and keyboard and dim the display a bit, my battery is at 89% after being off the charger for 6 hours. I haven't even selected the most aggressive settings. for example, I've been outside cell coverage for most of the day and my battery is still holding up. Now I am assuming that the battery life indicator is relatively accurate. For those carrying spare batteries, this program is a must. I can't wait to spend a full day in coverage and receiving more e-mail to really give this a good test.
    Mark Bergman
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    I didn't get much of a boost from PowerHero myself (I use a 755p, not that it should matter much). Of course it's gonna vary depending on what apps you use and how you use them. I normally have BT and beams disabled anyways.

    The only result was I had to sign back in to EVDO more often due to the auto disconnect feature, which was more annoying than the battery gains for me were worth.
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    I use it and with the extended battery, running Chatter PUSH, bunches of phone call and extended use of DTG/HanDBase, I am getting 6 hours of healthy usage. Even with that though, I am back to feeding it when I am in the car.
    Ben
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    PowerHero helped me ALOT. My problem was Sprint's Email client which would sometimes get "stuck" and keep the connection open, draining the battery. PowerHero fixed that and now I don't have to recharge at 7 pm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Bergman View Post
    I've been using powerHero from Hobbyistsoftware.com for about a week and I just registered it. Without this application, the battery life on my Centro was terrible. Few phone calls, Chatter checking every 10 minutes and the battery would be less than 75% by the end of the morning. With this great program running to shut off BT and keyboard and dim the display a bit, my battery is at 89% after being off the charger for 6 hours. I haven't even selected the most aggressive settings. for example, I've been outside cell coverage for most of the day and my battery is still holding up. Now I am assuming that the battery life indicator is relatively accurate. For those carrying spare batteries, this program is a must. I can't wait to spend a full day in coverage and receiving more e-mail to really give this a good test.
    Agreed power hero and a few other tweaks brought me from 50% at end of day to 79%!

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