Last Updated: Apr 23,2011
Just ordered mine, free overnight shipping.
It has been available for just about a week now.
Why the hell doesn't the phone ship with this? Sigh.
Got two on the FedEx truck as we speak....
Anyone know how much thicker this makes the phone? If it's not very much, I wouldn't mind picking this up.
Exactly what I was thinking...
I will post some pics tomorrow, not that thick at all.
Got mine. The phone is really no thicker but I'm struggling with the weight. It feels like a brick now. Reminds me of my old Treo 650 from back in the day. I wish I wasn't so OCD but the damn thing just seems so heavy...
You obviously never had an original Droid lol. That thing was a tank with the all metal casing. Durable as hell, but the heaviest phone I've ever felt. I went to that from a BB 8900 which is about half the weight of the Droid Pro.
Still, I do like how light the Pro feels and my battery life isn't bad so far, so I might just suck it up for a while.
Any noticeable improvement on the battery life though?
Too early to tell. I can report back at the end of tomorrow. But based on the size of the battery alone, I'm fully expecting to see at least a 20% boost by the time I have it conditioned! That should get me through a full 24 hours of average use for me. I have the second one on a charger so I just switch out every morning...
I got mine today. My device feels so much better in my hand, as for the thickness, not much at all. Only bad thing is I have to return my case and holster and get a different one that will fit my device.
Will report back on the battery life.
Definitely. Gets better every day. I am a heavy email user (Gmail push and corp email and related sync through Goodlink Enterprise). As of yesterday I was at 60% after 18 hours of normal use.
Barely noticeable. In fact, my case actually fits (a little tight) with the extended battery in it.
Is this the $49.99 one available at vzw's website ?
I am loving the extended battery, been using my phone all day and I am still at 70%.
Wow, that is crazy good.
I think I'm going to have to ask for this for Christmas. I've been charging my phone non-stop over thanksgiving break and all I'm doing is texting and using Gchat a lot, barely even making phone calls.
Def want the extended battery but now I'm hearing none of the VZW gloves/cases will fit once this bigger battery is installed....
Not to thread jack...but you mentioned conditioning the battery. May I ask what all this consists of?
Is this available online only? or in stores too?
Try calling your local Verizon store, mine didn't have any so I had to order mine online.
I can only make it through 1/2 the day with the normal battery. Am I doing something wrong? I'm using Juice Defender and I've turned the brightness way down. GPS is off. I am probably fussing with the phone for a total of 30 minutes over this period of time.
Make sure you have the network mode set to CDMA, that should help some.
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