How many owners are waiting on this accessory? The HTC ThunderBolt Desktop Charger has battery charging capabilities.
It's been "Out of stock" since day 1, Verizon knows there are issues with the battery life, how about providing us a way to charge the device with the extended battery installed and a spare at the same time....Swapping batteries in and out is a pain and potentially damaging to the back covers.
it's "supposed" to be available toward the end of this month? but who knows? HTC lacks in the accessory department!!!! i'm not sure if they ever made a true one for the incredible (there were some generic/universals that sort of worked)....all i know is that after months of waiting for one, i gave up.
It's been "Out of stock" since day 1, Verizon knows there are issues with the battery life,
Do they? Most people have gotten use to their phone and can go 12 hours with about 4 hours of awake time..
What are you doing with your phone throughout the day that you need to change battery? Have you thought of the extended battery?
How is a desk charget going to help? Why can't you use a usb charger?
Also download juice defender and set it to extreme, you will never have another battery issue again
Who are these "most people" ? And how are they using their device? ( "Awake" time and "actual usage" could vary greatly among those "most people" ). I see a lot of people jumping thru a lot of hoops to tweek away the core features touted on this phone to gain somewhat acceptable battery life. As far as I know Juice Defender is still beta (thanks but I'll wait on a finished, stable, relatively bugless release) I get different battery discharge rate on different days with absolutely nothing to point my finger at as a definitive cause. I've had the extended battery since day 1 (I don't mind the extra size and it actually fits my hands better) Most of the time I can make it thru my day with battery to spare but there have been days where my phone has warned me to charge immediately <15%)/ I have no social networks syncing, weather on 1 hour update( Too much fast changing this time of year ), email on 2 hour and I'm smack dab in the middle of solid red 4G coverage. My take on 4G is if it requires turning on/off to accommodate undersizing of the battery I've mitigated that by using the extended version.
The only charger capable of charging a Thunderbolt with the extended battery installed while also charging another battery (standard or extended) is HTC's. I don't want to add another charging device when 1 device will do. (I do also have a car charger)
I had read somewhere that the generic desktop cradle will not charge the Thunderbolt with extended battery "installed", however it will charge the extended battery once it is removed from the phone.
Later this month, there will be portrait recharging cradle from Mobi Products that charges a spare battery. Since it's portrait, it is not good for watching movies but should allow the phone with extended battery installed to recharge: