02-13-12 07:08 AM
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  1. n9qzd's Avatar
    So, I got the 3500 mah battery from Amazon today.
    So far I can say this much. It works, the cloning worked as described.
    The back cover has the NFC antenna, which I was not expecting.
    Its not real pretty, but not terrible either.
    The phone still fits in the Blackberry charging pod.

    If it works out, it will be nice for those long days away from power.
    lifeofchaoss likes this.
    01-17-12 03:15 PM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    sounds great, ill be eyeing this to see how you make out over the next few days.
    01-17-12 03:40 PM
  3. lifeofchaoss's Avatar
    can you put link to this?....maybe a pic with it in your phone
    01-17-12 07:45 PM
  4. n9qzd's Avatar
    01-17-12 09:29 PM
  5. n9qzd's Avatar
    Here is a pic of the phone with the big battery installed.

    http://spbbs.com/~pete/pics/9930_extbatt.jpg
    01-17-12 09:33 PM
  6. lycafe's Avatar
    Woah!! That battery is huge.. Hopefully it will last for a few days before it gets charge again.. I can't see myself hauling around with that battery though.
    flash24 likes this.
    01-17-12 10:21 PM
  7. Denny_Crane's Avatar
    Uhhh, that's hideous! I would consider it if it wasn't quite so intrusive, but forget that. I have my brightness as dim as it will go, and I guess I'll just have to deal with it. I'd just assume carry a second battery around.
    01-17-12 10:42 PM
  8. n9qzd's Avatar
    How is it working out right now?

    So far so good. It seems like it will last 2 or 3 times longer than the standard battery. I did receive the 2400 mah battery as well, I will try that one next. That one looks to be the same size as the normal pack. I'll be surprised if its really 2400 mah. For $10 the Amazon battery is a winner.


    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    01-17-12 10:43 PM
  9. deejayburnout's Avatar
    Just ordered one myself and looking to see how it long it lasts.

    Not a fan of the size of the back cover, but going to attempt a case hack i saw on another thread, using a otterbox commuter and a scalpel.
    01-18-12 01:51 AM
  10. juliankueh's Avatar
    Google search the Droid Razor 2 coming out in the near future. It's got a 3300mAh battery good for 21hrs of talk time. The phone is even thinner than the 1st one. C'mon RIM. Give us JM1 with 2400mAh capacity, same sized of course.
    01-18-12 02:05 AM
  11. Denny_Crane's Avatar
    I've had my 9900 for less than a week, and every day I'm down to 10% by the end of the day. Today I had the phone off all day at work, save an hour at lunch where I was browsing the web. I went to the Canucks game after work, and by the time I got home at 11:00 I was down to 8%. I expected this, but it's not good enough for my needs. So tonight I just ordered one of these instead:

    BlackBerry Battery Charger Bundle for Bold 9900/9930, Torch 9850/9860, Bold 9790, Curve 9380 - CrackBerry Canada

    01-18-12 02:10 AM
  12. emirozmen's Avatar
    Wow! That looks hideous, I would never put that thing on my 9900.
    Just carry a spare battery, it is so thin and kight, you wont notice it.

    By the way if RIM pushed out 2000 mah battery (same size) for some extra bucks, they could sell thousands. Its not like they dont have the technology.
    mystic84 likes this.
    01-18-12 08:24 AM
  13. tr1ad's Avatar
    if i wanted a phone that size i would have stuck with my analog motorola
    jamesbondOO7 likes this.
    01-18-12 08:38 AM
  14. n9qzd's Avatar
    if i wanted a phone that size i would have stuck with my analog motorola

    Not say'in I like it, just say'in it works.


    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    01-18-12 09:27 AM
  15. 85_305's Avatar
    Curious to know if you need to keep decoding upon doing a battery pull... thats the biggest killer for me when it comes to batteries. I refuse to have to keep recoding a new battery.. sounds like it could easily leave you stranded.
    01-18-12 10:48 AM
  16. gmac696's Avatar
    Not to be rude but that battery is Ugly.
    01-18-12 11:13 AM
  17. n9qzd's Avatar
    Curious to know if you need to keep decoding upon doing a battery pull... thats the biggest killer for me when it comes to batteries. I refuse to have to keep recoding a new battery.. sounds like it could easily leave you stranded.

    Yup. I can confirm that with OS 7.1 on a Sprint 9930, any restart and you lose the battery. Not just a battery pull. That's a buzz kill for sure.

    I don't get the whole battery coding thing. Is this RIM's way of preventing anyone from making a better battery? What is the benefit?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    01-18-12 11:30 AM
  18. n9qzd's Avatar
    Not to be rude but that battery is Ugly.

    Yes it is. This is about function not looks. Hope my review will help others decide if they want one or not.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    01-18-12 11:32 AM
  19. sulcopete's Avatar
    Wow! That looks hideous, I would never put that thing on my 9900.
    Just carry a spare battery, it is so thin and kight, you wont notice it.

    By the way if RIM pushed out 2000 mah battery (same size) for some extra bucks, they could sell thousands. Its not like they dont have the technology.
    +1^

    Speaking of which...anybody know of a nice little case to put a spare battery in?
    01-18-12 11:55 AM
  20. 85_305's Avatar
    Yes basically rim encoded the batts so they can't be replicated. Companies haven't produced encoded batts for years afaik. Its ridiculous.

    To the guy who said any *restart* will result in needing the battery recoded: that's ridiculous. Screw all that. I just want a damn batt from rim or seidio that works and works-well!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-18-12 12:00 PM
  21. n9qzd's Avatar
    Yes basically rim encoded the batts so they can't be replicated. Companies haven't produced encoded batts for years afaik. Its ridiculous.



    To the guy who said any *restart* will result in needing the battery recoded: that's ridiculous. Screw all that. I just want a damn batt from rim or seidio that works and works-well!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    Just reporting the facts here. Not saying I approve, or disapprove of the battery.



    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    01-18-12 12:28 PM
  22. 85_305's Avatar
    I'm not knocking you or anything.. thats just crazy that *any* restart requires a re-coding!
    01-18-12 12:43 PM
  23. n9qzd's Avatar
    Well there is no denying the battery life is quite good with this battery. Should easily last you 24 hours. I pounded it pretty hard and it made it. It's ugly though, and does not survive a reset without re-coding.

    Its $10, hard to go wrong if you can live with it.


    I'm testing the 2430mah "Gold" battery now. It's the same size as the original battery so the standard back fits. This battery, once coded, seems to survive battery pulls. I did two pulls in a row and it came up each time.

    More to follow.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    01-18-12 12:45 PM
  24. 85_305's Avatar
    Interesting! I'm interested in that Gold one perhaps... would love to know more about how long a charge lasts and if it for-sure doesn't need to be recoded after battery pulls!
    01-18-12 12:51 PM
  25. thisissun's Avatar
    same problem here, less then a hour, my fully charge phone drops down 12%! less than a hour!

    i would love to buy this battery but i dont think i'm going to sacrifice my sexy 9900 and put a hunch on its back
    01-18-12 12:54 PM
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