1. radar-man's Avatar
    I just purchased a spare battery for my 9900 on ebay. It is listed as follows:

    1500mAh 3.7V Battery + Charger For Blackberry Bold 9900 9930 Touch J-M1 JM1

    It isn't an official RIM battery - it is a cheap imitation - and I knew that when I bought it. However, even for a cheap imitation, this product can be simply described as a piece of crap. Let me describe how you have to use this battery:

    When you get it, you have to 'program it' by placing it in a special coupling device with your original battery. Originally I thought, well this isn't too bad if you only have to program it once. It only takes a few seconds to program. However, you have to re-program it if you do a reboot. And you have to reprogram it after you do a battery pull. And you have to reprogram it if the battery charges goes down below a certain amount.

    So, to use this battery, you have to carry the programmer and your original battery around whereever you go. Not practical at all. Obviously I wasn't aware of these issues when I purchased it.

    One other thing - the 1500mAh specification on this battery is dead wrong. It lasts about the same time as my official JM1 battery. Maybe even a little worse - now I'm going to go out an buy a REAL spare battery - an official product from RIM.
    Alpha Omega likes this.
    12-02-11 07:26 AM
  2. mssca's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I will always wait for a reputable company to come up with a large capacity battery just to be safe.
    12-02-11 07:35 AM
  3. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    Three words:

    O E M!!!
    wolfee48 likes this.
    12-02-11 08:09 AM
  4. Alpha Omega's Avatar
    I just purchased a spare battery for my 9900 on ebay. It is listed as follows:

    1500mAh 3.7V Battery + Charger For Blackberry Bold 9900 9930 Touch J-M1 JM1

    It isn't an official RIM battery - it is a cheap imitation - and I knew that when I bought it. However, even for a cheap imitation, this product can be simply described as a piece of crap. Let me describe how you have to use this battery:

    When you get it, you have to 'program it' by placing it in a special coupling device with your original battery. Originally I thought, well this isn't too bad if you only have to program it once. It only takes a few seconds to program. However, you have to re-program it if you do a reboot. And you have to reprogram it after you do a battery pull. And you have to reprogram it if the battery charges goes down below a certain amount.

    So, to use this battery, you have to carry the programmer and your original battery around whereever you go. Not practical at all. Obviously I wasn't aware of these issues when I purchased it.

    One other thing - the 1500mAh specification on this battery is dead wrong. It lasts about the same time as my official JM1 battery. Maybe even a little worse - now I'm going to go out an buy a REAL spare battery - an official product from RIM.

    thanks I saw the same thing and was about to get 1 myself.
    12-02-11 09:43 AM
  5. void11's Avatar
    Ever since I saw an article about an after market battery for a DSLR camera explode several years ago, I have avoided all non-OEM rechargeable batteries. It just doesn't seem worth it, especially when it's going to be so close to my face/head. I still remember buying what I thought was an OEM battery for my Moto Razr back in the day. Over time one side began to bulge.
    12-02-11 10:19 AM
  6. billyg072's Avatar
    Three words:

    O E M!!!
    err... its more like 3 letters there...
    12-02-11 11:47 AM
  7. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    err... its more like 3 letters there...
    anyone who says irony is lost on you, is dead wrong!!!
    Last edited by pcgizmo; 12-02-11 at 11:57 AM.
    12-02-11 11:51 AM
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