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    9900 First impressions: Phone 90%, battery 20%

    Well, truth be told, it's very very nice. Smooth, good weight, excellent screen, great touch-sensitive panel, responsive QWERTY keys that are well spaced out making texting a breeze. Looks wonderful in every respect.

    Overall then - a winner. Except...


    The battery life is the one major failing.

    I have to charge it twice a day sometimes. That is terrible really. Why only a battery at 1230mAh?


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    Are you running the latest OS 7.1? There is a battery saving mode that seems to help a bit.

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    I'm on 7.0 Bundle 2406 (v7.0.0.585, Platform 5.0.0.734)

    If I check software updates on the phone, it does say it is up to date though.

    I'm in England, UK. Would that make any difference Joe?


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    That just means your carrier has no other current software version they are offering. However, you can install the latest official OS 7.1 on your device from another carrier. Which I would recommend if you want better battery life. You can find the official OS for the 9900 here... Telenor Norway_9900_7.1.0.342 - Downloads - BlackBerryOS.com

    Let us know if you need help with installing it.

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    Is this safe to do Joe, even though there is no prompt from the phone itself?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Iddon View Post
    Is this safe to do Joe, even though there is no prompt from the phone itself?
    Yes, it's safe. But if you are not comfortable doing so then you may not want to.

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    Im downloading it to the desktop on my PC. is that right?
    Last edited by Paul Iddon; 04-06-2012 at 05:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Iddon View Post
    Im downloading it to the desktop on my PC. is that right?
    Yes, then you need to install to your computer once you have downloaded.

    Read over our upgrade guide for assistance... All In One Guide - How To Upgrade Your Device - with Pictures & Videos

    Post back here if you have further questions.

    Main thing to remember is to back up your device before upgrading.

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