If you’re one of the many people who bought a Droid RAZR, you were probably upset when you find out that Motorola was going to be releasing the Droid RAZR MAXX, the same exact phone with a better battery. Why in the world did Motorola decide to do this? Nobody knows. What we’re sure of is that it was a bonehead move.
For those of you who bought the Droid RAZR and immediately experienced buyer’s remorse after hearing of the Droid RAZR Maxx, there’s some good news for you. Earlier this month, XDA user wardo5757 discovered that the battery in the Droid RAZR Maxx could fit in the original Droid RAZR. Today, we have word that Cell Phone Repair Shop is now taking pre-orders for a kit that will transform the battery in your Droid RAZR to the same battery available in the Droid RAZR Maxx.
The battery conversion kit sells for $110 is currently available for pre-order with an April 30 ship date. If you add all the necessary tools needed to disassemble your RAZR, you’re looking at $140.
The kit includes the following parts:
- Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX EB40 Internal Battery Lithium Ion 3300 mAh (Part #SNN5910A)
- Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX EB40 Installation Adhesive Tape Pre-Cut (Part #11016445001)
- Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX Back Housing with Sim Card and SD Card Door Cover, Antenna & Camera Lens (Part #01016755003)
- Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX Back Battery Housing Cover Frame and Trim BLACK with Installation Adhesive Tape Pre-Installed (Part #0101675700)
Upgrading the battery on your Droid RAZR to the 3300mAh battery found in the Droid RAZR Maxx will give you up to 21.5 hours of talk time, up to 380 hours of standby time (up to 2 weeks!).
So, if you’re looking to upgrade the battery on your Droid RAZR and don’t feel like paying $700 for a new phone, head over to Cell Phone Repair Shop and buy the battery conversion kit for the Droid RAZR for $110.
If $110 is too much, you might be able to participate in a group buy that the guys over at the DroidRZR Forums are trying to organize. By buying as a group, they might be able to get a lower price. So, keep your eyes on the following forum thread over at DroidRZR forums to see if the group buy goes through.
Via Droid Life