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    Charging BB curve using USB

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    Am new here and considering to get a Curve. Battery is an issue for me but if I can trickle charge it using USB to my laptop, it's a very strong point. Can anybody who's got a Curve advise whether this can be done? I tried to search on this topic and it doesn't seem there's been a thread on this.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Charging BB curve using USB

    Yea, as stated above you can charge your BB to your PC or Laptop via USB cable, I personally like charging mine in a outlet because it's more faster.

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    Re: Charging BB curve using USB

    Faster is not necessarily better. Or should I say more better?

    Batteries like to be charged slow and steady. This will extend the useful life of the batt.

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    Re: Charging BB curve using USB

    Sorry - that is not correct. Do lithium ion batteries last forever? No. They can only be recharged a certain number of times and lose capacity over time. Charging speed is one factor that affects the life of the battery. Period. All batteries lose ability to hold a charge over time.

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    Re: Charging BB curve using USB

    And if you have a mp3 radios you can plug that into your usb port. I have a jvc radio and I plug into that and that charges it fine it also reads the music on my curve with no glitches at all
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    Re: Charging BB curve using USB

    Wow, pretty cool harry, hadn't thought of that...Awesome.

    As to the laptop, just make sure you set a screen saver or something to keep it *awake*.
    I heard some laptops can provide usb juice while powered off, however I believe a majority do not.

    I don't know about your laptop specifically, but I have had plenty of rough days on the road when I forgot to set something to keep my laptop running in the background, iTunes muted, etc.
    Last edited by zipped; 07-05-2007 at 03:01 AM.

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    Re: Charging BB curve using USB

    Many thanks for all the feedback!

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    Re: Charging BB curve using USB

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    My pearl will only charge off usb 2.0, anything less is too low voltage and won't charge, I imagine the curve is no different. Something to keep in mind.

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