Motorola Extended Battery for Droid 2???

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    My current Droid 2 battery is pretty pathetic--it runs down, even without any use, in about two days...

    I've been checking out Droid 2 extended batteries, and stumbled across the
    Motorola A955 BP7X model, but can find no substantial reviews of it...

    Can anyone testify to its usefulness, or guide me to any reviews of it?

    Thanks for any feedback!
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    i have the bp7x and its def a good battery. im seeing probably about 4 more hours of battery life with fairly heavy usage. it only adds maybe 2mm of thickness to the phone. if you buy it from verizons website use the coupon code BAT30, you get 30% off. IMO the gorilla gadgets battery is waaaay to thick and bulky.
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    I have the BP7X and, after each full recharge, Juice Plotter has been predicting a battery life of about 46 hours (based on my usage history, which I would consider to be moderate). I can't say if that's true because I've yet to run down the battery all the way since I got the extended battery, but I do typically end the day with 60-70% battery left. Now, it should be noted that I'm running the Liberty 1.5 ROM with imoseyon's sysctl tweaks, as well as Juice Defender with Ultimate Juice.
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    I wrote this thread that describes my life with the extended battery, as well as my battery saving tweaks. You'll probably see even better battery life than I do, as my D2G eats battery a good bit faster than your D2, unless you've done some tweaking.
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    Thanks, folks, for your swift responses--they give me some good pointers to follow up on...

    I trust there's also an appropriate D2 holster that fits OK with the BP7X?

    BTW, I had also posted this query on another cell phone forum...over a hundred views, but no responses after a week and a half!

    But THIS forum rocks!
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    Running the D2 extended battery in my D1 with the shell/holster combo. EASILY 3-4 more hours of battery life out of it! :)

    DroidForums Junkie!!
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    Can't speak for holsters myself, but the Droid 2 with the BP7X should be able to fit into most cases as long as you leave out the battery cover.

    (Hint: Verizon bundles the extended battery cover with the extended battery, but of course they also charge you more for it. You can get just the battery a lot cheaper on eBay.)
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    Has anybody tried the extended battery in the car dock?

    Another post said that the extended battery added the thickness of a quarter to it. I taped 2 quarters to the back of my D2G and it seemed to fit OK. Just wondering if someone has actually tested it.

    Thanks.


    Got my bp7x battery yesterday and it does fit in the D2G car mount and also in the home cradle. Also fits in the belt pouch.
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    This extended battery http://amzn.to/fSYLAagives me that little extra I need. Worth every penny.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
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    Mingaldrichgan, et al -

    I'd hope to find a holster for the D2 that would accommodate
    an extended battery with the cover on....
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    Good luck, and do post a report/review here if you're successful in finding one!
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    I have been searching the net for months looking for a case that will fit. Verizon/Motorola are no help so dont waste your time. Seems really stupid to not have a case to fit w/ extended battery. The extended battery makes all the difference in the world so its worth the trade off. If anyone finds one PLEASE post where you found it.
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    Guinessfreak, I've said this before in this thread but I'll say it again: the Droid 2 with the BP7X extended battery DOES fit into most cases available for the Droid 2. You just have to leave out the battery cover, but it's a snug enough fit that you won't have to worry about it being dislodged. I'm using an Otterbox Commuter Case, myself, for my Droid R2-D2 with the BP7X.
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    i just got A DROID 2 with the body glove case, will the extened battery fit in it with the case on?
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    Please read what I wrote in the post right before yours.
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    I've tried both the BP7X and the fat 3500MA very extended battery. They both work well. The BP7X fits in most places the BP6X would fit. The 3500MA battery gives much longer battery life but has an ugly bump and won't fir into docks. The extra life is worth it for me, as I am a heavy user. You can find it quite cheap on ebay.
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    I use the motorola extended battery with the included cover, and this combo still fits in the multimedia dock as well as the car dock. This fits in the motorola holster, but I am currently using the clip.
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    how about the Innocell batteries from Seidio? They were tha shiznit when I had a BlackBerry.

    Also, can anybody post a side-view photo of the extended battery/battery door installed? I'm not a case user, I just want to see what the bump is like. :)
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    There was a big hooplah where certain Droid Seidio batteries were quite probably (it was never proven) cheap chinese batteries with much lower mAh ratings that were repackaged and sold for a huge profit. Most people don't buy their batteries anymore, but their cases were too hard for me to pass up..

    Also, if you search the forums or google, you can see the battery/battery door. It adds less than the thickness of a quarter to the phone.
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