Anyone concerned with the Thunderbolts battery?

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If the Thunderbolt has the same construction as the Inspire, we will not be able to larger batteries in them. Maybe a higher capacity battery but there will be no extended backs or covers.
 

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I think we all wish it was a little bigger but oh well. We can't tell anything for sure yet. And like Sub said above me, extended batteries won't be problematic.
 

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I really would not be concerned with the battery. It should not be any different than most big screened phones. It sucks :) but you will be able to but extended batteries like the ones for the EVO 4. I have Droid X and have learned to keep a charger everywhere car, home, work, and truck.
 

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If the Thunderbolt has the same construction as the Inspire, we will not be able to larger batteries in them. Maybe a higher capacity battery but there will be no extended backs or covers.

I just posted about this on the story Phonedog was doing on it (a First Impressions story). I don't beleive the Tbolt will have this problem.

The Inspire's back plate is different that the Tbolt's. The Inspire has a solid back with 2 or 3 removable doors for Battery, sd card, & Sim card. The battery slides into the Inspire from the side (just below the volume keys going by the hands on done by Engadget or BGR).

The Tbolt's back is completely different (going by the videos from CES). The battery cover goes from the top of the phone to the kickstand. The battery, sd card, and possibly the Sim card (for LTE data only) are housed under it. The sd card sits under the battery which is kind of a pain, but with the Tbolt's 10 second boot time it'll be easier to take then if it had a normal boot time. Anyway, with the backplate covering the battery being removable, is should be easy to manufacture a different battery cover for extended batteries.

HTCPedia.com's store has an extended battery (shown as coming soon) that is 2750mAh and comes with an extended battery cover. Supposedly it's an HTC OEM battery to, so at double the capacity I think this will be a great seller if Tbolt owners find the stock battery not cutting it.

Edit: a few people beat me to it!
 

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My D1 has to be charged after just a few hours of screen use. I can't believe a newer phone could be worse than that. Since I'm used to it i'm not concerned with any batt that comes out.
 

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This from BMX's twitter just recently:

@black_man_x how is the battery on the bolt? I don't expect miracles just surprised it's that small

@jarnoldsr the battery is surprisingly good on 3g. 4g with anything kills the battery faster but we have nice power management in place

Hope that helps
 

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This from BMX's twitter just recently:

@black_man_x how is the battery on the bolt? I don't expect miracles just surprised it's that small

@jarnoldsr the battery is surprisingly good on 3g. 4g with anything kills the battery faster but we have nice power management in place

Hope that helps

I was going to post this but you beat me to it. black_man_x has always said very good things about the Tbolts battery. But he does always stress that 4g eats the battery considerably. I'm thinking that I will get an extended battery and then use the stock battery as a backup and I'll shut off 4g (if possible) as much as possible.
 

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An extended battery would make the TB look awful. Not to mention, im sure it will be a plastic back instead of aluminum. So that will be worse.
 

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An extended battery would make the TB look awful. Not to mention, im sure it will be a plastic back instead of aluminum. So that will be worse.

yeah it would make more sense to me to just keep the phone stock and keep a second battery on hand... I like the phones looks and dont want to mess them up.
 

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I bought one of those 1000mah 3gjuice lunchbox things and it's pretty handy. I will still probably get extended battery. I am gonna have a silicone case on it anyway so the back of it being aluminum doesn't really matter to me.
 
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