Samsung just added a spare battery to their list of accessories
Samsung finally added a spare battery to their list of accessories. However at a cost of $39.99, it's a bit steep. It does have the NFC chip built in to it, but I could do without for a spare battery, if they'd make this about $20. Come on Samsung.
I'm not sure how long it is good for, but when I registered my phone on Samsung's site, they sent me a 50% off accessories code. That could help.
Also, is it just the battery or is there a charger included as well?
Yesterday I picked up a Digipower Universal Charger model # TC-U400 that seems to do the job of portable charger. You have to make sure the battery is seated so it reaches the contacts and allows the battery to charge. You'll know its right if the 4 green lights flash in sequence until the battery is fully charged. Then they will all be solidly lit indicating full charge.
There probably are others, but with such little support in xda, many shy away. I think it's a great phone with so much untapped potential, but just like with my MyTouch 4g Slide, there was another phone with slightly better specs that was essentially the same in other ways, but it got all the love.
I still poke my head in here, but the thread in the G2 General Discussion (yeah, still no forum for the Relay) on xda is far more active and for my purposes more informative.
There's a version of CM9 that people say is functional as a daily use rom and some other things going on.
It's getting dev support, but it's pretty much one person, so it's a little slow going unfortunately
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