WMExperts Prize-A-Day, Day 11
A touch late today with the prize contest because I'm rocking out with the Aliph Jawbone - er, I'm actually rocking out to Mastadon while testing the Jawbone, expect a video review up tomorrow morning.
In any case, today's prize is the Smartphone Experts Mini-USB Sync n Charge Retractable Cable (or, for you sad folks without a mini-usb connector on your smartphone, a wall charger).
How to Win
Comment here on this post about battery life on your mobile device. Is it good? Is it terrible? Do you try to keep it topped off all the time, or do you let it run down often?
Today's contest will be open until noon EST tomorrow (Feb 28th). Don't forget - Every entry in a daily contest doubles as an entry for the Grand Prize and the two Second Prizes! Namely: A Smartphone of your choice plus $300 to spend in the WMExperts store and a couple of Slingbox Pros.
(Full contest rules are here)
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Treo is tough on battery life if you are using Active Sync and updating for a real-time experience. I am using good, which is push, but has a number of issues with the WM Operating system and how it takes over applications like Contacts and Calendar. However, the battery life is much better with this for email push (enterprise only). The primary problem I have noticed with battery life on the Treo versus the Blackberry is the email. The Treo does the work in getting the messages (checks every so often for new email), while the Blackberry utilized a server to do this and push the email (BES for enterprise mail, and BIS for POP3/IMAP/Webmail).
Blackberry does much better in battery life, but it does not have some of the enhanced features available in the WM5 operating environment (like SiriusWM5 and other multi-media stuff).
I am still torn on the battery life/productivity of the BB versus the enhanced user experience of the Treo (trade-off being battery life). Also, the BB draws a charge from your laptop when it is plugged into the USB. Not sure if Treo does this.
The Bluetooth headset I use is the Samsung WEP200, and I have not notices any problems with battery life on either device. The sound quality when paired with the Treo is much better than when using with the Blackberry.
For now, my solution is the carry an additional fully charged battery for the Treo and swap when I burn through it.
Needless to say, I carry an extra battery incase I have a busy day...
I can't wait for the i760 since the battery life is supposed to be better.http://www.imjosh.com
I charge my Treo/Q daily so I never had any issues, getting used to this much shorter battery life has been rough.
I'm a brand new 700wx (Sprint+data) user and I'm still testing out the battery as much as I can. I have been using it quite heavily every day -- can't stop playing with it! -- but I'm lucky to last the full day before I figure it needs to get plugged in.
I have ordered a 2400mah battery, hoping that I can reliably get a full day, but for now, I'm not counting on that! So, I'm basically keeping it charged while at home, so when I need it on a run, I won't have to worry about how much longer I have.http://www.gamedevschool.com
I have to say, as I have a docking station here at home, I keep it topped off most of the time, only the last days I did let it run down for the case that I had no free socket left. ;)
What I especially hate about my PDA is that sometimes the battery unhinges itself, even though this should be prevented via the clamp on it's back!
Anyway, I need a new one. ;-D So this will raise my chance for the "Grand Prize". ;)http://www.claimid.com/philipp-grunwald