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BlackBerry PlayBook battery life may have been weakened by recent OS update

May 18th, 2011

According to a report from CIO, BlackBerry users who installed RIM’s latest update for the tablet’s QNX operating system are now experiencing weakened battery life. The recent 1.0.3 software update introduced BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and video chat to the device, but it also appears to have had a substantial impact on battery life, possibly reducing …

Sprint Novatel 3G/4G MiFi paws-on!

April 7th, 2011

Sprint was nice enough to shoot us over its brand new Sprint Novatel 3G/4G MiFi, and while we saw it at CES, there’s just nothing like getting one in your hands (or paws) and taking it for a spin. We’re huge fans of Novatel Wireless, and we definitely prefer its MiFi products to USB data sticks or …

T-Mobile planning to send out extended batteries to all G1 owners?

December 27th, 2008

Given the abysmal battery life experienced by most new G1 owners, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if this rumor turned out to be true. According to unsubstantiated reports, T-Mobile may be preparing to send out an extended battery, along with a matching battery cover, to everyone that that has purchased a Google phone from …

HP EliteBook 6930p breaks the 24 hour battery life barrier

September 9th, 2008

Mobile travelers rejoice, your battery woes may be alleviated, at least a little bit. HP announced today that you can get 24 hours of run time on a single charge with their HP EliteBook 6930p. The HP EliteBook 6930p was specially configured with an Ultra Capacity 12-cell battery, a power-saving Illumi-Lite LED display, an Intel …