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    Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

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    Well I've gotta say, this has been a GODSEND for me. I received this battery last Friday. Fully charged it, and was ready to go on Saturday. I'm not a heavy user on the weekend as far as phone, but still use quite a bit of data. Here are the results.

    Took the battery off the charger 8am Saturday morning.

    Noon- 94% remaining

    6pm- 90% remaining

    11pm- 85% remaining

    My BB is set up to auto-shutoff from midnight to 5am.

    6am- 84% remaining

    noon- 78% remaining

    8pm-73% remaining.

    Now mind you, with my OEM battery, usually by 4pm the first day, I'm experiencing a lower battery, even on weekends. This battery lost on 25% of the charge in nearly 2 fully days of moderate usage!!!!!!!!!!

    So I was prepared Monday morning for the true test. I'm on my phone 3000-4000 minutes a month, handle 75-100+ emails a day, spend tons of time on BB Messenger, doing texts, and on the internet. My bluetooth is ALWAYS on.

    Monday

    5am- Fully Charged
    8am- 95% remaining
    11am- 87% remaining
    3pm- 79% remaining
    5pm- 73% remaining
    10pm- 66% remaining
    off from midnight to 5am

    Tuesday

    woke up at 5am to 64% charge

    9am- 57% remaining

    noon- 50% remaining

    2pm- 47% remaining

    6pm- 41% remaining

    10pm- 38% remaining


    In 2 busy days usage, still over 1/3 of the charge left. Very convenient for the person on the go!!!!

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    Overall review

    Pros

    1) Outstanding battery life- 170% more than the OEM 900mAh battery
    2) Reasonably priced at $49.95
    3) still fits in the OEM Blackberry leather pouch.
    4) Cutout over the speaker gives better ringtone/music volume and clarity.
    5) Much better "fit" with the latch than the OEM door.


    Cons

    1) does add about 5mm thickness to the device. Not for those who care only about appearance =)
    2) Adds a little bit of weight, but doesnt turn your device into a 7520 waffle!


    Overall, I give this a 4.5 out of 5. If the battery were SLIGHTLY thinner, it would be better, but for the heavy power user, this is outstanding.
    I've attempted to attach a few modest pictures, but for some reason, its not uploading.

    Feel free to PM me with any questions, and pics. Dasupaman23 is my HERO!!!
    Last edited by dasupaman23; 02-01-2007 at 12:05 AM.
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    Re: Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

    Thats not bad actually. My concern is that batter size thou.

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    Re: Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

    It's really not that bad. It actually fits well in your hand. Not as huge as I anticipated.
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    Re: Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

    The pics look good! Nice review.

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    Re: Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

    What is the back like? Looks like a differnt finish that OEM battery cover. Aren't you glad it had the cut outs for the speaker too!

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    Re: Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

    damn i wish if theres white cover available... i would def. buy it then.

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    Re: Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

    Quote Originally Posted by zenecis
    damn i wish if theres white cover available... i would def. buy it then.
    U mean for the while pearl?

    They should of thought about it, but I think they'll release something pretty soon.

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    Re: Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

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    (wap.pinstack.com)~i hope they do! My battery goes out too quickly. Willing to give up few millimeter for more convinence usage!

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    Re: Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

    They released a white version of the extended batteries.

    1250mAh and 2400mAh versions

    http://www.seidioonline.com/index.as...ROD&ProdID=658

    http://www.seidioonline.com/index.as...ROD&ProdID=622

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    Re: Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

    stupid question.. when u say 38% remaining on an extended batt. its different from 38% remaining on the OEM battery right?

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    Re: Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

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    Yea the 38% on the OEM 900mAh would be much smaller than the 38% on the 2400mAh battery.

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    Re: Review: Seidio Extended Battery for 8100 Pearl

    Hehe never mind I found the Cingular backing :P
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