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udontknowjack 12-21-2005 02:53 PM

Beware of spare batteries for 8700
I was just looking around on Ebay and saw someone selling spare batteries for the 8700. They were 7100 batteries that will fit in an 8700 but they won't work.

In case you didn't know RIM has encrypted their batteries for the 8700 and only RIM authorized battteries will work on an 8700. They did this because there were a lot of people making inferior batteries for the BB and RIM was getting calls with people complaining about poor battery life. So now, if you sell a third party battery for an 8700, it has to have RIMs blessing first.

I wouldn't buy any batteries from Ebay or any other source yet, until you know they are RIM approved for your 8700.

justin.culp 12-22-2005 11:58 AM

Good call. I had heard this also. Lucky for us 8700 users, the battery life is awesome!

sroetter 12-22-2005 12:19 PM

The Nextel 7100 battery works. Its a CS2 battery. I have one and am using it currently. It does not have the picture of the lock on it, but it does say CS2 on it.

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