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    Question Any IM programs that don't suck

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    ...the life out of your battery? I've tried WebMessenger, Jivetalk and Mundu and they all see to consistently drain the battery on my 8330 within 6 hours or so. I'm a pretty heavy user of Viigo throughout the day so my battery is usually down to about 30% at the end of the day, so I charge every night.

    Yesterday, I installed Mundu and my battery was below 50% after about 4 hours, and that was with minimum phone/data usage. Has anyone found an IM program that doesn't have such a heavy battery draw?

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    I have JiveTalk and I'm on all the time. Still have 30 - 40% of battery life after over 12 hours of heavy use. JiveTalk is the best I'm program out, but it's not free. But I think you already know that.

    BTW - My device is the 8320 Curve.

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    All IM apps use a lot of juice. They have to in order to work. I love JiveTalk. And have a siedio slim extended battery to keep me going. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    took the links write out of my tips...

    i got the 1500 and really seems to have helped.

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    Jive Talk is about as good as it gets! I use IM+, and like it a lot, and while it does drain the battery, don't find it's a problem. Then again, I'm using an 8800 which has a bigger battery.
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    Jivetalk is worth the $$$ and is the best by FAR. I have used it since beta and this is my second device with it, now the 8320 first the 8100. It is definately not a battery hog IMO, if any app is a memory hog its VIIGO. It wasnt as bad but when I upgraded to the beta 4.5.0.18 which already drains battery I had to remove it. I only operate around 5-7megs, when with the old OS I was at 15mb+ easily.
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    love love love jivetalk the best!!!!! worth the chuckles

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    Jive talk has an option to not drain the battery---i have the extended battery from sedio, great accessory. I use jivetalk, the browser, video watching and taking and viigo all day, and at the end of the day I'm at 50%.

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    jivetalk is the way to go.

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    By far the simplest solution I have found:
    Desktop charger
    Extra battery
    ...a fully-charged battery is always waiting.

    EBay or cellphoneshop.net are two sources... There are, of course, many others.

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    Waiting for the new voice activated I'm.can't wait to try that when its ready for blackberry. BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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