Boxwave Releases First Extended 755p Battery

The first 3rd party battery solution for the new Treo 755p has just hit the market. Boxwave's ElectraSpan Extended Battery is specifically designed to accomodate the battery well on the Treo 755p that is deeper than on its Treo 680 and 750 stablemates.

This high capacity rechargeable Li-Ion battery has a 2400mAh capacity, offering an 800mAh boost over the stock 755p battery. Boxwave's web site is advertising this as a 200% power boost over the stock 755p battery but this is not at all correct. Still, since CDMA phones sip energy more greedily than their GSM counterparts, this battery will come as welcome news to current and prospective 755p owners alike.

Treo 755p batteryOf course, this extra power comes at the cost of the 755p's sleeker formfactor. Boxwave includes a custom-designed battery cover for the 755p that nevertheslss gives a protruding rump on the rear of the device. Also, another unfortunate result of the extended battery capacity is that the Boxwave battery door is a dark silver grey color (it appears the same as my Verizon 700p). This would definitely detract from the stylish blue and burgundy 755p color schemes offered by Sprint . There's also no word if the extended battery door is coated with the special rubberized paint on the stock Palm 755p battery door (it seems unlikely).

The availability of this ElectraSpan battery for the 755p now matches the earlier 700p's maximum battery capacity utilizing its stock battery door (a 2400mAh Seidio battery). For comparison purposes, a huge 3200mAh battery requiring a replacement battery door hump is available for the 700p/w and 650 Treos. See the review here.

The Boxwave 755p Electraspan battery is available now for $48.95 plus shipping. This is a supposed $37 savings off of the normal $85.95 regular price. Boxwave claim that the battery is currently in stock and ready to ship. Volume purchase orders and internal shipping services are available.

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joe11ee @ 5/29/2007 11:23:49 PM # Q
Interesting, this is cool, nearly made my day. :)
RE: 755
LiveFaith @ 5/29/2007 11:30:46 PM # Q
Cool. More rumpshaker action, 755 style. Man, when is someone going to make themselves a mint by offering a high capacity 680/750 or even 755 battery with the same form factor? I know my 680 dollars are waiting.

Pat Horne
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hkklife @ 5/29/2007 11:34:34 PM # Q
Well, I suspect Seidio will come out pretty soon with a marginally improved 680/750 battery that fits under the stock door. I am thinking 1500 or maybe 1600mAh, tops. I think someone is currently selling a 1300mAh replacement battery but who's to say that's just not a very generous stretch of the battery's actual capacity? ;-)

As for the 755p, I think I'd actually be content with an 1900mAh or 2000mAh under the standard battery door.


Pilot 1000-->Pilot 5000-->PalmPilot Pro-->IIIe-->Vx-->m505-->T|T-->T|T2-->T|C-->T|T3-->T|T5-->TX-->Treo 700P

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reset hole?

joad @ 5/30/2007 11:45:29 AM # Q
In Palm's continued design brilliance, they totally *REMOVED* the reset hole, hence requiring us to pry off the battery cover and yank out the battery everytime it freezes up. (When the "F" will they just put a simple reset hole near the serial port like iPaqs did years ago?).

If these "rumpshakers" have to come with a battery-cover backpack anyway, I wonder if there's a way to make up for Palm's screwup and design a reset hole INTO the battery (disconnecting the power from the Treo)? If so, they could build a hole into the cover and this problem would be minimized.

RE: reset hole?
joad @ 5/30/2007 11:46:55 AM # Q
By the way... $90 retail for the battery?!? I think I'll go with the leftover 1800mAh battery from my 700p and some duct tape!

RE: reset hole?
mikecane @ 5/30/2007 11:49:37 AM # Q
>>>In Palm's continued design brilliance, they totally *REMOVED* the reset hole, hence requiring us to pry off the battery cover and yank out the battery everytime it freezes up.

Hey, welcome to Nokiaville! That's what I had to do to reset the Anti-Internet Tablet!

RE: reset hole?
joad @ 5/31/2007 12:25:52 AM # Q
I guess Palm is learning from the stupid moves of other manufacturers and integrating their mistakes into the Treo. Now THAT'S "innovation."

Next Treo: no touchscreen!!

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