1. eve6er69's Avatar
    @eve6er69 @azeis @crackberrykevin Unfortunately, we weren't able to make an extended battery for the BlackBerry 9900/9930. I apologize!

    That was just sent to me via twitter from them.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9650 using Tapatalk
    01-16-12 11:47 AM
  2. infinus's Avatar
    good news for Chinese vendors
    01-16-12 12:00 PM
  3. HankHowdy's Avatar
    NOOOOOOOOO!

    BlackBerry Bold® 9930 using Tapatalk
    01-16-12 02:54 PM
  4. flash24's Avatar
    This totally ruined my day. Bummer
    01-16-12 03:00 PM
  5. otacon#AC's Avatar
    Seidio doesn't want to pay to license the encoding on the new RIM Batteries. That's why you have to clone them. Don't expect to see any extended batteries from Seidio anymore for RIM devices. Could also be RIM doesn't want to license it.
    01-16-12 03:16 PM
  6. ridesno159's Avatar
    Have always hated extended batteries... Why spend all that money on something so nice looking and thin, then make it hideous by putting some huge nasty battery door on it?

    Just buy an extra OEM battery and have it charged in your pocket, and swap it out when needed. It's not like the 99XX takes forever to reboot like some past RIM phones.
    romeo57, grover5 and AbuYazeedUK like this.
    01-16-12 03:53 PM
  7. Masahiro's Avatar
    I agree. I have a spare battery that is so thin, I just stuff it into my wallet. I don't have to swap it very often (only when I'm out all day), but it offers peace of mind. I don't even have MeterBerry installed anymore.

    Swapping the battery out is a temporary invoncenience, whereas a thicker phone is a permanent one.
    01-16-12 04:10 PM
  8. emirozmen's Avatar
    This was official months ago.
    01-16-12 04:24 PM
  9. berry4eva's Avatar
    well, considering 99xx is a problematic phone, no wonder seidio stay away from it.
    01-16-12 04:35 PM
  10. ignites's Avatar
    interesting decision considering new torches and 9790 also uses this battery.
    01-16-12 05:31 PM
  11. eve6er69's Avatar
    This was official months ago.
    From whom and where? Link?
    01-16-12 06:58 PM
  12. eve6er69's Avatar
    They said it is the code in the battery and that they did everything that they could.
    01-16-12 06:59 PM
  13. eve6er69's Avatar
    For all of the people that don't like the way an ext looks there's always ways around it. I have a 9650 with an extended battery with the commuter hack and it's the best combo ever.
    01-16-12 07:03 PM
  14. jack.hoang's Avatar
    Have always hated extended batteries... Why spend all that money on something so nice looking and thin, then make it hideous by putting some huge nasty battery door on it?

    Just buy an extra OEM battery and have it charged in your pocket, and swap it out when needed. It's not like the 99XX takes forever to reboot like some past RIM phones.
    Maybe true, however, they do sell extended batteries in the original size. like the 9000, they made one extended battery in a regular size and the chunkier one.
    01-16-12 08:20 PM
  15. fusioncal's Avatar
    Time to get aftermarket batteries where you can bypass that encoding with pairing device included.
    01-16-12 08:46 PM
  16. eve6er69's Avatar
    I think maybe it's because I don't have one but why the heck and how do you program a battery.
    Why would rim make or design such a weird thing?
    01-16-12 10:30 PM
  17. deejayburnout's Avatar
    Pray tell

    What is the commuter hack?

    Please elaborate.

    Intravenously expelled from my BlackBerry 9900 using mindcontrol.
    01-17-12 01:19 AM
  18. eve6er69's Avatar
    put the extended battery in.
    put the 1st layer of rubber on.
    take an xacto knife or razor blade and cut around the battery making only the battery exposed.
    pull that rubber off over the battery and place the plastic over it.

    the case does not sit entirely flush but the plastic is very slightly but almost not enough to notice.


    heres the video from deathcommand here on cb
    01-17-12 10:05 AM
  19. deejayburnout's Avatar
    now that's an awesome idea.

    Gonna have to do this now.

    Intravenously expelled from my BlackBerry 9900 using mindcontrol.
    01-17-12 06:46 PM
  20. palomartian's Avatar
    well, considering 99xx is a problematic phone, no wonder seidio stay away from it.
    Really? I hadn't noticed. Other than the Nuance beotch having a speech impediment, mine is anything but problematic.
    01-17-12 07:20 PM
  21. deejayburnout's Avatar
    3500mah battery purchased from eBay.

    Will be trying the hack ASAP.

    If only it was a seidio battery I would feel a lot better about it. Wouldn't have to clone it all the time.

    Intravenously expelled from my BlackBerry 9900 using mindcontrol.
    01-18-12 01:16 AM
  22. eve6er69's Avatar
    Yeah seidio has a tendency to make thinner batteries than the normal. Hope it works for you you with the Chinese one.
    01-18-12 11:31 AM
  23. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Old news.

    They've already confirmed this on facebook two weeks ago.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthr...98#post6995598
    01-18-12 01:10 PM
  24. eve6er69's Avatar
    Ok thanks for the update.
    01-19-12 08:04 AM
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