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  1.    #1  
    Ok, here is the scenario from 8:00am to 5:00pm:

    Phone was off all night, automatically turned on at 8:00am.
    Chatter set to sync one mail box starting at 8:15am
    Versamail set to check 2 pop mailboxes every 2 hours starting at 8:30am.
    Bluetooth turned on at 8:30am to use HBH-660 - left on all day.
    About 60 minutes of voice usage
    About 15 minutes of web usage
    About 5-6 text messages

    Its 5:00pm and I'm down to ....

    <drumroll>

    50%



    That's not bad, is it?
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  2. #2  
    How warm is it where you are? This always counts for much on battery life.
  3.    #3  
    I've been inside all day, A/C controlled, I would say around 72-74 degrees. It was a nice day out too.
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    Seems fine to me. That means with the same usage you have another 6.5-8 hours left of usage which gets you to midnight without a single charge. For me that is all I ask, that if I can get through a good 12-20 hours without a single charge, I'm good. I use a retractable USB sync/charge cable while I'm at work, so only when I am on long flights or forget to charge at night have I ever worried about the battery life. And the 650 GSM so far seems up to the task.
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    Moppet52,

    Where did you find the retractable Sync/Charge cable for the 650? I've been looking for those!
  6. #6  
    TreoCentral accessory store sells the Seidio one.
  7.    #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by ZBoater
    Ok, here is the scenario from 8:00am to 5:00pm:

    Phone was off all night, automatically turned on at 8:00am.
    Chatter set to sync one mail box starting at 8:15am
    Versamail set to check 2 pop mailboxes every 2 hours starting at 8:30am.
    Bluetooth turned on at 8:30am to use HBH-660 - left on all day.
    About 60 minutes of voice usage
    About 15 minutes of web usage
    About 5-6 text messages

    Its 5:00pm and I'm down to .... 50%
    8:00pm update:

    I shut down Chatter at 6:30pm (I use it for work email)
    Turned off Bluetooth at 5:30pm
    Hotsynced a couple of times (installed some games, new version of Chatter)
    No more voice

    And its 43%. Yippee!
    Cingular Treo 650
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  8.    #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by ZBoater
    Ok, here is the scenario from 8:00am to 5:00pm:

    Phone was off all night, automatically turned on at 8:00am.
    Chatter set to sync one mail box starting at 8:15am
    Versamail set to check 2 pop mailboxes every 2 hours starting at 8:30am.
    Bluetooth turned on at 8:30am to use HBH-660 - left on all day.
    About 60 minutes of voice usage
    About 15 minutes of web usage
    About 5-6 text messages

    Its 5:00pm and I'm down to 50%

    I shut down Chatter at 6:30pm (I use it for work email)
    Turned off Bluetooth at 5:30pm
    Hotsynced a couple of times (installed some games, new version of Chatter)
    No more voice

    8:00pm update: is 43%.
    10:00pm update (last one, I am sleepy)

    Played with RealPlayer a little bit (loaded some MP3s)
    Messed with Chatter trying to work out an issue
    Hotsynced a couple more times.
    Did a backup with BackupBuddyVFS.
    Did a couple of SpeedTests in Blazer (129 kbits/sec - woohoo!!!)
    Checked msnbc.msn.com
    Played with a HAL9000 emulator (a ton of fun - you can tell I'm bored)
    Overclocked VFSMArk to 468Mhz and got 592 VFSMark (PXAClocker)
    Some other misc. stuff

    Battery down to 37%. Time to recharge cause its sleepy time.

    Basically, this thing needs to be recharged daily with this level of use.

    My BlackBerry could go 5 days without recharging.

    But I couldnt play Zap!2016 on it. So essentially life is choices...

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  9.    #9  
    Wow, keeping that data connection on all day is a battery drainer. I use Chatter to keep up with my work email (which is great!), but today (Saturday) I had Chatter off all day, and guess what? Its 8pm and Im at 91%!!!!! I even used my Bluetooth HBH-660 for a few hours.

    Ouch!
    Cingular Treo 650
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  10. #10  
    I think the killer is bluebooth. Leaving it on all day will kill you battery. Try it with the BT off, and I think your battery life will improve greatly.
  11. #11  
    I'm wondering Zboater, does the hbh 660 caller ident works with the treo 650?
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  12. #12  
    Blue tooth is not a battery killer I leave mine on all day and still have about 82% after using the phone heavily.
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  13. #13  
    BT drains the battery very little while in standby mode.

    The keyboard backlight uses up more energy.

    Test with BT on (but not used) vs. off show little diff
  14. #14  
    I took my Sprint 650 for a 4 day 3 night Adk NY winter camping trip 2 weeks ago. I listened to Ptunes via the speaker for many many hours, I turned the radio on only to make a few test calls (roaming on Verizon) along the 11 mile hike in to see how far we'd get reception (about 1/2 way). Took lots of pictures and videos. On the hike out the battery went to 0% and the Treo would not power up anymore, was dead for about 3 hours. I was afraid I'd lose all my data but that was not the case. Upon plugging in the charger when we got back to the car everything was there. My friend was very impressed by what the Treo could do and how long the battery lasted.

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