PocketPCTechs today announced to release a replacement battery for the HTC Blue Angel which has 2400 mAH instead of the original 1490 mAH. Based on PocketPCTechs testing, the standard 1490 mAH battery runs for around 3.5 hrs and due to some special tweaking of the microcontroller of their battery, PocketPCTechs have benchmarked their new 2400 mAH battery at 7.5 to 8 hrs of run time which would be a 54% increase in runtime based on the lowest benchmarked time.
Our benchmarking consisted of using KeepAlive to datalog the battery status and running the system on maximum brightness and power, with the radio off. Many of the competing hi-capacity batteries produced currently will not function properly or report to the system an accurate remaining capacity due to an issue with the battery microcontroller. We guarantee ours will.
Right now, the PocketPCTechs PDA2k Hi-Capacity Li-ION Polymer Battery (which works with any HTC Blue Angel aka O2 Xda III/IIs, T-Mobile MDA III, i-mate PDA2K) is available for advance order only and is estimated to arrive end of August or sooner. You can get it for US$89.00.
Cheers ~ Arne