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Old 01-29-2007, 02:41 PM   #101
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After 2 weeks got mine last Tuesday. Still got 3 bars left since last Tuesday after a full charge. This thing is working great!!!!
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:51 PM   #102
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Default 8700g extended battery.holster review and skin info

I've had the extended battery for about 2 1/2 weeks now. I can comfortably go a full week between charges now under moderate use. It's primary use is for email (Lotus Notes via BES, constantly syncs both email and calendar wirelessly)...and I mean a lot of email reading and composing. It gets light phone usage, 3-4 hours per week on average. The battery charges to 100% via the travel charger and USB cable, and I couldn't be happier with the performance of the battery. Now that I've gotten used to it, I also agree with some others that have said that it seems easier to hold in your hand with this battery door shape than with the stock battery door.

My biggest complaint would be with the color of the Seidio extended battery door...it's noticeably darker than the rest of my 8700g. The shape (i.e. fit and finish) is pretty good...no significant problemss with that. It's a bit looser fit than the original door, but I'm confident that it's not going anywhere.

I also ordered the holster, just got it a few days ago. Very nicely designed. I spent a few minutes filing down some sharp edges just to keep from scratching the BB. I also have the bestskinsever clear skin on the entire unit, and it makes the fit slightly tighter and the stickiness of the skin causes it to not slide in and out of the holster quite as easily as I'm sure it otherwise would. If anyone is interested, you can order the uncut sheet stock (it's something like 4.6? x 9" IIRC) of skin from bestskinsever, and then cut a piece out of that sheet to cover your new Seidio battery door. I just made a template out of copy paper, and kept whittling on it until I had what I wanted. Of course, notches were required in 6 different areas of the template (extermal speaker, battery door thumb release, and then each of the four diagonals on the corners that connect the raised plateau of the door to the part of the door that's in the same plane as the back of the BB. If you don't cut those last 4 notches for relief, then you'll get a bad wrinkle at each of those 4 diagonals.

A little more on the holster...as I said, I think it's well made. But, I wish someone would design a holster that made it where the clip was higher than the entire holster, and didn't have a 1/2" long lever (the one you squeeze to open the clip) sticking out above the case. It would be a holster like Seidio's with a fixed clip like the Fortte has, with the clip being mounted very high on the holster. That way, nothing would be above the belt line to poke me in the side when I sit down...that irritates the crap out of me, especially when I'm wearing an untucked shirt and anything above the belt line hits my bare skin when I sit down. Like most people, I could stand to shed a few (literally, maybe 10) pounds, but I'm far from obese. I can't be the only one that loves the functionality of the plastic holster, but finds the uncomfortable while sitting, can I? Anyone? Anyone?
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:30 PM   #103
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Just ordered mine today for an 8703e. Looking forward using after reading all the great reviews. Will post recharge times
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:01 PM   #104
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Does anyone know how the extended battery would fit in that case?
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:05 PM   #105
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I haven't tried the extended battery with that particular case. I have tried the extended battery with this case and it works great with the screen facing in.

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Does it still have the magnetic effect when the screen is facing in?
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I am very satisfied with the performance of the Seidio battery, which lasted nearly one full week after moderate email and phone usage on my 8700c, about 50% longer than the RIM OEM extended battery.
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I am very satisfied with the performance of the Seidio battery, which lasted nearly one full week after moderate email and phone usage on my 8700c, about 50% longer than the RIM OEM extended battery.
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Shipping begins for 2400 mah extended battery for Blackberry 8100/Pearl today (1/24)
Thanks...Got mine on Friday when I got home. Works great four days with out charging....and still going.
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Thanks...Got mine on Friday when I got home. Works great four days with out charging....and still going.
Please keep us updated on the battery life test.

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I am very satisfied with the performance of the Seidio battery, which lasted nearly one full week after moderate email and phone usage on my 8700c, about 50% longer than the RIM OEM extended battery.
which 8700 do you have ? 8700C or 8700G ?
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Just ordered my battery yesterday (8700g). Although my credit card was giving me problems through the web interface the lady on the phone when I called customer service was very nice. I hope it arrives soon!
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Ditto for me. The new battery door is a better, tighter fit that my original.
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I am very satisfied with the performance of the Seidio battery, which lasted nearly one full week after moderate email and phone usage on my 8700c, about 50% longer than the RIM OEM extended battery.


which 8700 do you have ? 8700C or 8700G ?
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Just received my battery from last week. I hardly use phone that much during the day. My only problem is, when i charge my battery it will go 100%. Once i pull charger out it drops to 95%. No heavy use with the phone, and on the first day it will drop down to 50%. By the second day the phone would die. Not to impress.
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Just received my battery from last week. I hardly use phone that much during the day. My only problem is, when i charge my battery it will go 100%. Once i pull charger out it drops to 95%. No heavy use with the phone, and on the first day it will drop down to 50%. By the second day the phone would die. Not to impress.
That sounds more like either a faulty battery cell or the little board inside the battery is flawed. You should contact Seidio about getting a replacement.

I've had mine about 3 weeks now. My 8700 is data-only and have multiple on-going connections being made by apps. I'm getting up to 5 days, depending on my volume of email.
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That sounds more like either a faulty battery cell or the little board inside the battery is flawed. You should contact Seidio about getting a replacement.

I've had mine about 3 weeks now. My 8700 is data-only and have multiple on-going connections being made by apps. I'm getting up to 5 days, depending on my volume of email.

Thx for sound advise. In the process of obtaining a replacement battery. Contacted Seidio and waiting on reply from them.
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