After all the leaks of the next 4 devices in RIM’s pipeline I noticed something that nagged me over the weekend. These 4 devices have faster processors, faster cellular connections, more memory, more features (Hotspot, NFC, etc), and other new specs. The one thing that has not really changed is the size and capacity of the batteries. While RIM has done some amazing things with battery life their latest devices like the Torch only really make it through 12-18 hours of use. So how will RIM pull it off with processors that are up to twice as fast as the current 624Mhz speed daemons? 🙂
Here is what I mean:
- New BlackBerry Curve with 1050mAh battery and 800Mhz CPU
- BlackBerry Torch 2 with 1300mAh battery and 1.2 Ghz CPU
- BlackBerry Storm 3 with 1230mAh battery and 1.2 Ghz CPU
- BlackBerry Bold (Dakota) with touchscreen but no word on CPU and battery capacity
I am curious if RIM discovered some new battery tech or power management feature that lets them squeeze more use out of batteries that have the same capacity as current devices. Any ideas? I am just deadly curious to know how RIM is planning to pull off this battery miracle. I was suggesting that RIM double the CPU speeds and double the battery capacities. They have bumped up the CPU speeds significantly but battery capacity is rumored to be the same… Does that mean we will be like current Android users who cannot go through 5-6 hours of use without an extended battery?