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Old 11-19-2007, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it just me or does anyone else find it insane that the 8310 Curve does not support the same 1400mAh battery that comes stock in the 8820 BlackBerry?

I just got a new 8310 (AT&T) phone today and have been using the 8820.
The 8310's battery is 1100mAh is just slightly smaller than the 1400mAh battery supplied for the 8820.

If you seat the 8820 battery in the 8310 the battery door would only need to be very slighly curved to accept this battery, but the 8310 does not recognize this battery. You just get an icon of a battery in the screen with a red slash through it.

I find this insane to think that the added power could greatly enhance the curves life, but it's not being utilized.

Anyone else find this insane?

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Old 11-19-2007, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Curve must not be designed for it. There are extended batteries that are sold. So if you need extra battery power you can get one (for the Curve) that is 1300 mAh from Seidio that doesn't add any extra depth on the back.
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The Curve must not be designed for it. There are extended batteries that are sold. So if you need extra battery power you can get one (for the Curve) that is 1300 mAh from Seidio that doesn't add any extra depth on the back.
Yep, I'm aware of the non-OEM options for extended batteries. Call me crazy, but I prefer OEM products over non-OEM.

I also meant to post this in the 8300 forum, not the 8800 forum.
Mods, could you please move this to the 8300 forum?

I just find it wierd that RIM made the choice to downgrade the mAh for the stock battery on the curve, when they could have just bubbled the battery door slightly and not added much at all to the thickness of the phone to get the same juice the 8800/8820 gets.
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Oh, I see what you are saying...
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