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BlackBerry Z10 battery life fix not coming says developer

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BlackBerry developers are not working to address battery life issues in the new BlackBerry Z10 handset, despite complaints from users accustomed to a traditional BlackBerry battery life of around a week.

Whilst critics have suggested that a patch could be answer to the BlackBerry Z10 battery life issues, the Canadian handset manufacturer has said that it currently has no plans to address the issue.

“We are trying to be as competitive as we can on the battery,” said Vivek Bhardwaj, BlackBerry’s Head of Software Portfolio. “I think we are pretty good. Are we the best out there? I’m not so sure.”

He added: “Software updates can only do so much. Our focus when we push out updates is to address market issues or enhance features.”

The BlackBerry Z10 was launched at the BlackBerry 10 OS launch event last week with an 1800mAh battery that will support the handset's 1280 x 768p resolution 4.2-inch LCD touchscreen display. In April, BlackBerry is due to launch its second BlackBerry 10 OS device, the BlackBerry Q10, which is set to have a bigger 2100mAh battery and reduced screen resolution of 720 x 720p sure to increase battery life.

BlackBerry Z10 Features

The BlackBerry 10 OS powered BlackBerry Z10 is a full touchscreen handset, opting to get rid of the full QWERTY keyboard associated with the company’s devices. The 4.2-inch LCD display is partnered with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage expandable by microSD and 2GB of RAM.

An 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p Full HD recording gives excellent image quality, whilst a front-facing 2-megapixel camera is perfect for video calls. Currently available in black and white colour options, a Limited Edition Red BlackBerry Z10 is to be released exclusively for BlackBerry 10 developers.

Have you bought yourself a BlackBerry Z10? What do you think of the battery life on the BB10 handset? Let us know via the Trusted Reviews Facebook and Twitter feeds or the comments section below.

Via: Pocket-lint

Mike Maselli

February 7, 2013, 4:29 pm

Seriously though, any user who gets a week out of smart phone charge is simply NOT USING IT! There's nothing wrong with battery times per forums I have read.

Guest

February 7, 2013, 5:48 pm

I have a new Z 10 and I don't find it all that different from m y bold 9900 with regards to the battery life. With regular use it will last the day and must be charged at night. The claim that blackberry users are used to a phone lasting a week on a batter charge must be talking about to the pager days. I have had blackberrys going to back to BB OS 4 and I don't think any of them lasted any more than a day. Smart phones chew power. Atleast with the new blackberrys you can still swap batterys if you need to. I think the phone is amazing and I have no complaints. I can't wait to try the Q 10. I won't be gettting one but I just love the key board.

Ryan Thompson

February 8, 2013, 1:58 am

My iPhone hardly lasts a day. Old news, smartphones drain batteries with the constant flow of information. Anyone expecting a week or even two days of use is dreaming. The fact you can buy a spare battery for the Blackberry and switch them out is awesome.

Michael Yung

February 8, 2013, 2:41 am

Battery life significantly improved when I turned off the LTE feature. I do hope blackberry Z10 come out with a stronger battery for sale.

Rosemary Mackenzie

February 10, 2013, 10:04 am

My bb z 10 is 5 days old and needs charged every 15 hours. Pretty much the same as my bb torch. Trying to synch it to night time charge only is a challenge though.

Michael Hall

February 10, 2013, 3:01 pm

My Note II lasts two days...

Sharlene Primus

February 10, 2013, 4:02 pm

my bb 9780 lasted a week. i'm not sure i can fully get used to the battery life of the z10 :(

matt george

April 1, 2013, 5:54 am

The battery life is crap to be honest I can understand if I use my BlackBerry Z10 non stop then that's fine but I don't and I'm barely getting a days use. BlackBerry get and sort a higher compasity battery for this phone like the 1 u be doing for the q10 come we all no the more u put in a phone the more power is used. The phone is great and looks brilliant but the lack of battery power time is leting it down sort of out.

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