Verizon to Offer Massive Thunderbolt Battery to Solve Battery Life Woes

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komiller05

I chose to get 3 standard size batteries off ebay for $15. I may have to swap batteries but its way less money

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bling581

"Large extended batteries are nothing new in smart phones, but it is unusual to see a carrier and manufacturer to have a first-party one ready to go so soon after release."

Because they knew about and found a way to squeeze more money out of people.

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Hamburger

Smartphone tech has out-evolved battery tech.  Frustrating.

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Keith E. Whisman

Hell even with a larger battery the phone is still awesome when compared to the old AT&T brick phone and the even older yet shoebox phone. That was back when cell phones were really expensive and were expensive to use. Back when cell phones were equiped with Nicad batteries and you needed a lot of those batteries to get a few hours of waiting time and about a half an hour of talk time.

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chinomon

I have a g2 with cyanogenmod 7 rc2 and the newer rom seemeds to drain my battery, and not to mention after overclocking the snapdragon cpu from 800hz to 1.5ghz my battery dies way faster. so i've been looking at the 3600mAh battery from mugen, and it makes the thunderboald cover look like a ipad 2 in thingnes lol. so who ever has a thunderbolt and thinks it's to bulky? then you havent seen sh*% lol 

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scottd34

I bought the extended battery with my thunderbolt on launch day, totally worth the price.

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Danthrax66

You could just root it, use a custom kernel, custom PRI, custom Radio, and bam you have better battery life. Also it's streaming, of course it is going to die fast...

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Guisano

I would use a larger battery, sure.  I've done that for every phone I've had when one was available.

 

I put Juice   Defender on my Nexus One and so far it really seems to be making an impressive difference in battery life.  Being free, it's also likely a whole lot cheaper than what a cellular company will charge you for a battery.

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Guisano

I would use a larger battery, sure.  I've done that for every phone I've had when one was available.

 

I put JuiceDefender on my Nexus One and so far it really seems to be making an impressive difference in battery life.  Being free, it's also likely a whole lot cheaper than what a cellular company will charge you for a battery.

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Guisano

I would use a larger battery, sure.  I've done that for every phone I've had when one was available.

 

I put JuiceDefender on my Nexus One and so far it really seems to be making an impressive difference in battery life.  Being free, it's also likely a whole lot cheaper than what a cellular company will charge you for a battery.

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tornato7

I had a gigantic extended battery for my droid 1 and it was awesome. I would never have to worry about my phone dying. I could even forget to plug it in for a few nights and I would still have most of my battery remaining. it was 3500mAh

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