05/10/2010, 02:35 PM
Nope, it's just as large and no larger than a stock Pre battery that's shipped by palm and is 100% compatible with the Touchstone and Touchstone-enabled back cover. I ordered mine in November, when my stock battery wouldn't last for seven hours (ahh, 1.2.x, how I do not miss thee) and it cost me €22 including free shipping then; took a week to arrive from Hong Kong though.
Originally Posted by jssepos
I, too, can't see myself using a battery that doesn't work with my Touchstone - even if it's a small thing, it's the nicest phone accessory I've ever owned. I come home late every night, and previously needed to switch on the light to fiddle around with my HTC's usb cable to charge it. Now I just stone my Pre while plopping on my bed and that's that
That's not a Touchstone issue, it's a Palm Being Weird issue. The charge level displayed in the device menu is always 4%-5% smaller than the ACTUAL charge - presumably because they want you to think the battery life is better than it actually is (stays longer at 100%, is always higher). There's a patch in Preware that 'fixes' this - "undim battery level" if I remember correctly.
Originally Posted by Cantaffordit
I have nothing to go on here, but my gut feeling says that this is going to go away as soon as 1.5 or whatever (remember "by fall"?) brings GUI-accelerated CSS transforms and scrolling, which should make battery life a whole lot better as processor load goes down when graphics stuff is actually offloaded to the graphics chip. This is the ONE reason why the Pre's battery life is worse than other devices running on the same OMAP3430 chipset like the 3GS and Droid; for us, right now, the Cortex needs to do everything while the PowerVR just sits there tweedling its thumbs. Once that sumbich gets some work, the processor can relax more, resulting in battery life++.
And in the future, everybody will laugh at us stupid early adopters that didn't have it until the second tier of devices was released.