03-21-2011 05:25 PM
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  1. jgang06's Avatar
    So this is what I can expect if I opt to buy the extended battery:

    Verizon and HTC offer Thunderbolt extended battery, give your phone dumps like a truck -- Engadget


    Wow. I guess youre the cool kid in class if you have one of those babys.
    03-21-2011 02:12 PM
  2. russell5's Avatar
    yeah a lot of extended batteries are quite large.

    My plan (if needed ) is to buy another battery and keep it in my bag charged.
    03-21-2011 02:17 PM
  3. htowngator's Avatar
    I would rather buy a new battery and keep it charged.
    03-21-2011 02:20 PM
  4. Slapnpop826's Avatar
    I would rather carry an extra battery, than put that monstrosity on my phone.
    03-21-2011 02:28 PM
  5. sicario666's Avatar
    That thing is as big as an 80s Motorola!
    03-21-2011 02:32 PM
  6. jgang06's Avatar
    Haha these replies are great. Yeah, that thing is HUGE. I am with most of you. I might buy another regular battery and just carry it in my pocket or something lol.
    03-21-2011 02:38 PM
  7. jd914's Avatar
    Even though mobile device technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, battery technology isn't.
    03-21-2011 02:42 PM
  8. Realist's Avatar
    i have officially made my decision not to get this phone... been lurking for days on the fence... i will now wait until the next release....
    03-21-2011 02:43 PM
  9. areyow's Avatar
    while I'd like to buy another regular battery- charging a second battery seems like it would be a PITA. While I agree that humpty bump is pretty... nasty, the need for ease of use juice kind of trumps my vanity... although not by much.
    03-21-2011 02:45 PM
  10. sicario666's Avatar
    i have officially made my decision not to get this phone... been lurking for days on the fence... i will now wait until the next release....
    It's an awesome phone. I like HTC devices waaaay more than anything Motorola. I just came from a droidX

    TBolt meatclaws via talktap
    03-21-2011 02:45 PM
  11. nativi's Avatar
    Yeah I'm waiting on the 1750 mah aftermarket
    03-21-2011 02:48 PM
  12. Charmed Juan's Avatar
    Just buy a regular battery and a cradle or desk charger. On ebay they are anywhere between $9.00 to $25.00.
    this way you can charge your spare battery outside of the phone.
    03-21-2011 02:49 PM
  13. Realist's Avatar
    It's an awesome phone. I like HTC devices waaaay more than anything Motorola. I just came from a droidX

    TBolt meatclaws via talktap
    it might be awesome (for the few hours the battery will last) but nothing has been smooth about this phone since the beginning... i should have known better... since the misleading "it's not your next phone, it's the one after that" and then the launch date delays... i know there people who will say but it was never officially announced so, it was never really delayed... those people are the ones sticking up for a phone they really wanted since aug, when the rumors about this phone began... of course they don't want the phone they've invested months in to be a fluke... i'm upset and almost got it because of the time i've invested myself...

    it's time to move on and say this phone was a mistake and there will be a better phone, with less issues, soon
    03-21-2011 02:55 PM
  14. Realist's Avatar
    Yeah I'm waiting on the 1750 mah aftermarket
    when buying new phone, we shouldn't be looking at buying a replacement battery the first week we get it... remember when we would buy a replacement battery after having a phone for a year or more?
    03-21-2011 02:58 PM
  15. jgang06's Avatar
    it might be awesome (for the few hours the battery will last) but nothing has been smooth about this phone since the beginning... i should have known better... since the misleading "it's not your next phone, it's the one after that" and then the launch date delays... i know there people who will say but it was never officially announced so, it was never really delayed... those people are the ones sticking up for a phone they really wanted since aug, when the rumors about this phone began... of course they don't want the phone they've invested months in to be a fluke... i'm upset and almost got it because of the time i've invested myself...

    it's time to move on and say this phone was a mistake and there will be a better phone, with less issues, soon
    So are you just pissed off about the release date or is it something else?

    I have this phone and can tell you that its not a mistake. Its a great phone and the battery issue is over blown.

    But of youre seriously THAT salty about the release date, then I would give you this little piece of advice about life: "Dont sweat the small stuff"
    itsdollar likes this.
    03-21-2011 03:06 PM
  16. want a droid's Avatar
    Yeah I'm waiting on the 1750 mah aftermarket
    Where is this coming from? Or is it hope/dream?
    03-21-2011 03:06 PM
  17. krazy's Avatar
    Yeah, that thing is HUGE.
    That's what she said.
    scorpiodsu likes this.
    03-21-2011 03:08 PM
  18. Realist's Avatar
    So are you just pissed off about the release date or is it something else?

    I have this phone and can tell you that its not a mistake. Its a great phone and the battery issue is over blown.

    But of youre seriously THAT salty about the release date, then I would give you this little piece of advice about life: "Dont sweat the small stuff"
    i'm not mad about the release date at all... i'm saying i should have just known better when this phone kept getting pushed back that something was wrong... i'm more upset about the phone being advertised as some semi future proof phone when it wasn't... and by upset i really mean disappointed... i'm not "mad"... i just know i will be waiting to see what comes out next and let the early adapters check it out for me before i make my decision... and so on...

    battery issues are over blown how? because people are "ok" that it lasts 6 hours but at least it's not 4?
    03-21-2011 03:13 PM
  19. htowngator's Avatar
    funny thing is that the phone isn't even the latest leaked release firmware, apparently
    03-21-2011 03:25 PM
  20. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    i have officially made my decision not to get this phone... been lurking for days on the fence... i will now wait until the next release....
    I'm with you there. One of the biggest reasons gave up my EVO was because I had to manage the battery and it was a pain. Turn this off, make sure this isn't running, kill this when you're not using it, dim the screen, blah blah blah. I don't have time to worry about every single setting on the phone for it to not die. I only like HTC Android devices. I have no problem with switching back from my iPhone but until HTC produces a phone AND use a better battery, I will stay away. It looks like a great device but I can't tell you the relief and peace of mind I have now instead of making sure I can get to a charger or USB port. And I'm not gonna carry extra batteries and keep swapping them and stuff. I am by no means a power user that may require an extra battery but that doesn't stop HTC's phone from having terrible battery life. I mean why do I need to use a charging trick to "tap into the battery's reserve". That's as absurd as it sounds.
    03-21-2011 03:26 PM
  21. terrain's Avatar
    I'm confident even a dx on a 1400 battery would fail to deliver the battery needed for most. Give us TB owners a 1700 that is not too large and we should see more acceptable battery life.

    Note my viphone is dead well before the day is out.... its all about you're usage.
    03-21-2011 03:36 PM
  22. jmz768's Avatar
    I have the extended battery and I wouldn't ever think of going back to stock. I spend all my time looking at the front of my phone, not the back so I couldn't care less about the hump. It also makes the phone feel more secure in my hand.

    Haters gonna hate.
    azdmelani and dajogejr like this.
    03-21-2011 03:47 PM
  23. GateWayGee's Avatar
    Give us TB owners a 1700 that is not too large and we should see more acceptable battery life.
    I'm with you
    03-21-2011 04:02 PM
  24. DirtMcGirt's Avatar
    Fail
    03-21-2011 04:17 PM
  25. dajogejr's Avatar
    Day and a half with my "hunchback of Notre Dame" on the back.
    If you don't want the phone, please don't buy it.
    In fact, let HTC stack up a huge supply of them so the price shoots down quickly.

    Was thinking of the i5 for my girlfriend but now I'm thinking of one of these phones. She could probably get a day and a half out of the standard battery...

    I've tested a D1, D2 and X... Battery life wasn't that impressive...and they didn't have LTE. Put LTE in them, they'd be worse.
    We'll see what the Bionic does when they put it on LTE and dual core...
    03-21-2011 04:17 PM
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