Waiting for initial charge... time for a few Qs!


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  1. cmwilson6

    cmwilson6 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey,

    New here but have been checking these forums everyday for weeks now in the wait for my HTC Desire to arrive. AND TODAY IT DID.

    Only down side to this, I am now sitting here waiting for the initial 3 hour charge to finish, so I thought I'd ask a few questions about the device (to those of you who already have it) so I can get the best out of it in 2 hours 38 minutes time.

    1) If I manual add all my contacts can I immediately link them to facebook accounts, or do I need to incorporate all facebook contacts when I first start the phone up?

    2) Is Friendstream any good, or will it become cluttered, I worry it will and I am thinking i'd rather use separate Facebook and Twitter clients.

    3) If I do use separates, can I set Twitter to update manually and facebook once every 30 mins for example, or do they have to be on the same update settings.

    4) Will updates every 30 mins drain the battery a ridiculous amount? I would like the phone to last morning to night without the need to charge as I am not always in.

    5) Any must-have free apps?

    6) Any general advice based on your experience?

    Any responses to these questions would be awesome, all of you guys have helped me decide that this phone is for me and I would love your input on how to get the most out of this incredible looking handset.

    Thanks guys,

    Chris
     

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  2. Proudest_Monkey

    Proudest_Monkey Well-Known Member

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    I find friendstream quite annoying and now use separate clients. You can choose individual sync times for both. They are both syncing every 30 mins and battery lasts all day. I also have my mail synced every 5 minutes during peak times (work hours) and seems to be fine with the battery.

    Hope this helps.

    You will see the battery charge diminish fairly quickly for the first few charges though.
     
  3. cmwilson6

    cmwilson6 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cheers for the response mate.

    Although I now have much larger problems. My Desire won't send or receive texts, and all incoming calls are coming up as unknown :-S

    Any clues as to some help here?
     
  4. colrey

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    I just got a replacement battery and i was told to initially charge it for 16 hours, my question is doesnt the phone stop charging after it is full? and does the 16 hour charge make that much of a difference even though the battery isnt charging. Sorry to bring up an old thread but i did search
     
  6. nacatomi

    nacatomi Well-Known Member

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    It shouldn't make any difference. Lithium Polymer batteries dont suffer from the memory effect. You would be better running it to flat and doing a full charge a couple of times to calibrate the battery.
     
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