ElCondor · Nov 2, 2010 at 09:00 pm

Extended Batteries Coming to Unibody Desire HD

With its 1230 mAh-powered battery, the HTC Desire HD doesn’t offer much “battery juice”. Especially compared to its American CDMA brother, the EVO 4G with 1500 mAh, it is a pretty small battery. We guess this has got something to do with the unibody design which requires more space from the phone, resulting in less available space for the battery.

An extended battery with more power would be extremely useful for this phone. These third-party batteries are available for many phones, often delivered with a replacement battery cover to fit the extra mass of the battery. But how would one add more power to a battery when there are situations that you can’t just create a new battery cover? The Desire HD has a unibody construction which makes it impossible to install bigger batteries.

You already read the title, so you know that there are in fact batteries going to be available for the Desire HD with more mAh’s. The fact is that the size of the units haven’t been changed – some technologies made it possible to provide more power with just the same size. This has already been proven on the HTC Legend, which has the same unibody construction. The manufacturer, called Mugen, will come out with one in the end of October, which will provide an extra 200 – 300 mAh. This isn’t much, but it will definitely give some extra time (probably 3 hours or so – just about enough to completely last the day).

We hope to see this battery coming soon, and we hope that next time, HTC will think twice before putting such an underpowered battery into a 4.3 inch-display device.

[Image in courtesy of thegadgets.net]


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