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Accessories Fascinate gets extended battery - when will we?

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  1. pattywak

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    I read that the Fascinate already has an extended battery planned for release for it...any idea when the Vibrant will be getting the same treatment? And I don't count the extended battery/wraparound case thing that is available, bc that thing is so ugly and destroys the lines of the phone.

    Link to the original article if you guys haven't seen it:
    Verizon Will Offer Extended Battery for Samsung Fascinate | Android Phone Fans
     

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    maybe the battery will be compatible with our phone!
     
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    Should be but im sure if you buy it from them, it will cost a bundle.
     
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    O.O 2200mah!
     
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    whered you see the pic? i dont see a pic in the link
     
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    how do you know thats the same battery verizon will be offering. I doubt verizon would offer that ugly generic looking thing.
     
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    never said it was. though i dont fathom how it would be any different.
     
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    The battery in the link is 3000mah. The one in verizon is only 2200mah. A 3000mah battery is substantially thicker than a 2200mah one. The verizon one might not make the phone as thick.
     
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    Yeah, I don't think the Verizon version would change the phone THAT drastically, but then again I haven't seen pictures of the final product so I'm not one to pass judgement. I just hope us Vibrant owners get an extended battery option soon... I'd rather not have to charge, manage, and carry a spare battery.
     
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    Imagine if they could just design a battery that would make use of that huge void full of air that these aftermarket batteries leave behind. You could probably have an 8000mAh battery with all the wasted space in those designs.

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    This sh!t is fugly. Please go back to the drawing board.
     
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    There's a youtube video showing a 3200mah battery for the galaxy phones. In the video they compare it to the regular battery. Unfortunately it's way too thick so the back cover is huge.

    Edit:

    Actually in the video they are showing a 1600mah extended battery that fits in the regular back cover and comparing it to the 3200mah battery that was posted here. Idk how much of a difference 100mah would make.

    Here's the link to the video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTJRyVjBw-g&feature=youtube_gdata_player
     
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    now i'm really curious to see the difference 100mah would make. also whats the highest mah battery they could make that would fit in the normal backing?
     
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    Wow...that back cover is ugly as shit. haha.
     
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    I just threw up seeing pics and video of that back cover. Not worth the extra power to me.
     
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    Yeah. I really hope the Vibrant gets an extended battery that is worth having but also fits under the stock cover. Anyone have any guesses as to the biggest size battery that would fit under the stock back cover?
     
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    with the stock cover???? maybe 1550-1600... the stock battery touches the back cover on the inside as it is.... all they could do is make the battery square and make the plastic thinner to fit more cells in it. I think a back cover that a little thinker would be okay.... like flush with the bump on the back.
     
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    Even flush with the bump would be a pretty big change for those people used to running the Vibrant without a case. I myself have the Barely There case and I don't want to have to look into buying a new case for a battery...sadly that might have to be the situation though. I really do with battery tech was keeping up with other tech improvements.
     
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    I can understand that... and if it were me making the extended battery and back cover I would make it a whole 2 peice case system. both problems solved. yes it would be thicker but thats the trade off to having a larger battery.
     
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    The fascinate back is much different from the captivate. Whereas the Captivate's back cover is inset a bit, the fascinate back is flat so it looks like the back battery cover is completely different and will allow for an easier switch out.
     
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    Damnit. I want an extended battery! haha.
     
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    The only reason I'm willing to pay a little extra to get this battery from verizon,att,tmo is because of this article i read on 3rd party batteries at BatteryBoss Calls Out False Capacity Claims!

    I wonder if the fascinate extended batter cover fits on the Bell Vibrant.. anyone know?
     
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