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    Lion Extended Batteries - XV6600 UPDATE!

    Folks,

    The wait is over for XV6600 users. I was given the opportunity (thanks to Mark at Lion Batteries http://etxquc.simplyonline.com/default.cfm) to assist in testing the modified mugen power 2200mah and 3300mah batteries for the Verizon XV6600. We received the batteries on Thursday 3/17/05 and have been testing them ever since.

    Brief History...

    2200 - Some folks had issues with the first rev of the 2200 - it would disconnect from the xv6600 in various ways thus causing a re-set or power cycle.

    The 2200 Test -

    We have tested (3) 2200 batteries on 4 different XV6600's over the past 11 hours and have been unable to reproduce a re-set of any kind. The phones have been bumped - dropped - smacked around in an attempt to reproduce the issues mentioned above but to date the 2200 is working as advertised.

    3300 – We posted when our first 3300 arrived that when you pressed the back of the 3300 it would cause a re-set. The 3300 did not have the “fall off” issues that the 2200 had.

    The 3300 Test –

    We were provided with (1) new 3300 battery to test. I am personally using that 3300 on my XV6600 and to date have been unable to reproduce the re-set. I have pressed the battery in every imaginable way – both hard pressure – light – on both sides – top and bottom and the battery has performed as advertised.

    My Recommendations:

    The 2200 is an absolute MUST HAVE accessory for anyone using the 6600 series phone. I consider myself a “very heavy” user and the 2200 gives me a full day of BT – phone calls – exchange fetches and some streaming. IMO, as a business user, battery life was the single most important issue/flaw with the 6600 series phones and thanks to Lion Battery we have a real solution!

    The 3300 is the “KING” of batteries. It’s smaller than I expected it to be based on the pictures etc… If you need the ultimate power for your xv6600 it is a good choice as long as you have a case that will accommodate it. I am using the Piel Frama case and it has stretched to fit the 3300 nicely. The Krusell cases (tested Medium so far) also work just fine.

    Link to the 2200 and 3300 batteries –
    http://etxquc.simplyonline.com/searc...TOKEN=32210989

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    Hi - I assume that 2200 can be charged *in the device* in the cradle? Saw on a previous thread that the 3300 can be, so I assume the 2200 will fit too, but would like to hear from someone who has tried it.

    I understand that it cannot be charged in the extra slot in the cradle.
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    You are correct - the 2200 can be charged both on the phone in the cradle and in the extra charging station on the cradle.

    The 3300 - can only be charged while on the phone in the cradle or with the ac adapter.

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    OK, so where are the batteries? The site still does not say for PPC/XV. And the 2200's are out of stock.

    Where's mef?

    -BD

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    Originally posted by BrunDog
    OK, so where are the batteries? The site still does not say for PPC/XV. And the 2200's are out of stock.

    Where's mef?

    -BD
    I'm here! Patience.... I'm getting to it. Plus I've got tons of backlog to go through. I *REALLY* need another vacation!

    I'm updating the site in two minutes....


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    Will those of us who pre-ordered a long time ago still get it, or do we need to resubmit our orders?

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    Mark, I second the "discount for PDAPhoneHome.com users" question.

    Can someone provide how much more time you get with the 2200 and the 3300 respectively over the standard battery? Percentage would be nice. Standby and Talk times would be even nicer.

    Thanks for the updates.

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    History: XV6600 -> Treo 700w -> XV6800 -> Treo 700w again.

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    Re: Lion Extended Batteries - XV6600 UPDATE!

    Originally posted by bobjamision
    The 2200 is an absolute MUST HAVE accessory for anyone using the 6600 series phone. I consider myself a “very heavy” user and the 2200 gives me a full day of BT – phone calls – exchange fetches and some streaming. IMO, as a business user, battery life was the single most important issue/flaw with the 6600 series phones and thanks to Lion Battery we have a real solution!
    I second that Bob.

    I was lucky enough to get a functioning battery for my XV6600 back when the first batch shipped. With the OEM battery, I found myself looking for opportunities to top off the phone's charge all day long. With the 2200, I never turn off my bluetooth, and only recharge the phone once per day - in the morning after I wake up.

    A Typical day of use consists of:

    - Alarm on the phone wakes me up (~0500)
    -- Battery charge: 30-50%
    - I go into my home office, cradle the phone and putter around before work.
    - Leave for work (0730)
    -- Phone goes in vent mount
    -- BT GPS on (sometimes, if I'm going to a new client)
    -- BT headset on (from before I left the house)
    -- GSPlayer either playing MP3s or streaming from the internet through a Belkin FM radio transmitter into the truck's stereo system.
    - Arrive work (0815) - GSPlayer off, GPS off
    - Work: 0815 - 1700. Average day includes:
    -- 2-8 phone calls: 40-60 minutes talk
    -- 30 "push" emails. 15 responses to them
    -- 2 meetings. Notes on phone either via thumboard or Think Outside BT keyboard
    -- 3 calls to voice mail
    - Leave work, drive home (1700-1800)
    -- Drive home listening to GSPlayer
    or
    -- Drive home talking to wife on phone (via BT headset) for almost an hour
    - Arrive home (1800)
    -- Battery at 50-60%
    -- Maybe one more phonecall
    -- Maybe a little surfing (30 minutes) while watching some TV
    - Beddtime (2100)
    -- Read eBook (30 minutes or so)
    -- Last email check/answer
    -- Check alarm on
    -- Sleep.

    Essentially, I never think about plugging in during the day. In case of emergency, I carry the (1 oz?) OEM battery in my briefcase. It's the way a phone like this should work.

    I've also traveled with the new battery. On one day's travel, I managed to watch two full-length moves (Master and COmmander and Dodgeball) on a singel charge with 25% remaining afterward. Good stuff!

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    Kupe - Very good information.

    Now that I'm using the 3300 battery - I can't imagine how I'll use up all the Juice!

    I for one love not having to worry about charging the battery. I used to always be on the lookout for an opportunity to charge my phone - in the car, on the desk etc... now I just leave it on my side where it belongs - its what I call FREEDOM!

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    I would consider the 3300 but am afraid it wont fit well in my new Piel case. I know it would probably stretch as mentioned above but...
    Last edited by MajesticNJ; 03-18-2005 at 01:17 PM.
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    What concerns me about the 3300 battery is, if placed into a Piel Frama case (or Covertec, etc), the pull of the plastic cover over the keyboard will cause further separation between the 2 halves of this unit than is desired. It's a simple matter of insufficient space within the case for a form factor such as this. The 2200, on the other hand, I believe to be perfectly adequate in these cases.

    Originally posted by MajesticNJ
    I would consider the 3300 but am afraid it wont fit well in my new Piel case. I know it would probably stretch as mentioned above but...

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    It's a simple matter of insufficient space within the case for a form factor such as this. The 2200, on the other hand, I believe to be perfectly adequate in these cases.
    That is why in the other thread I asked Mugen for a 3300 style battery that has the extra battery volume distributed evenly along the back. That centralized "hump" is just ridiculous and prevents me from getting it, though that kind of juice is exactly what I want, considering I talk 5500 minutes a month...

    Look! Here is some more: blah blah blah blah.

    -BD

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    time to order a 22! yippee!
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    Will it fit into the original case with the 3300??
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    So if I ordered a battery for my Audiovox XV6600 when would I be able to get it? Do you still have a long backlog?

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    Kupe, what vent mount did you go with?

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    Originally posted by Robroy
    So if I ordered a battery for my Audiovox XV6600 when would I be able to get it? Do you still have a long backlog?
    There are still about 100 of the 2200mAh and 60 of the 3300mAh batteries left in stock. DOn't trust what you see on the web site. It hasn't been updated yet. We are moving them along...


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    How much additional width does the 3300 battery add to the 6600 phone?

    Or in other words, what is the overall width/thickness on the phone with the 1490 battery; the 2200 battery; and the 3300 battery?


    Originally posted by MajesticNJ
    I would consider the 3300 but am afraid it wont fit well in my new Piel case. I know it would probably stretch as mentioned above but...

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    I ordered the 2200 today.

    And while I hate the footprint (aka hump) of the 3300, the power is sooooo damn appealing. So, someone answer if they can, does the 3300 fit in the stock case?

    Better yet, how high is the hump? In other words, what is the measurement from the flat, main portion of the battery to the flat part of the hump?

    -BD

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