Seidio Releases Slim Extended Treo 680/750 Battery

“One of the most eagerly-anticipated upgrade for heavy-duty users of the Treo 680 and 750 has been a Seidio’s extended battery that fits under the stock battery door. While the previously available 2400mAh Treo 680/750 provided double the life of the standard battery, it had an ungainly hump and required an aftermarket battery door. Now, Seidio has managed to cram a full 1600mAh into the stock battery size. This extended battery enables Treo 680 and 750 users to have ~25% more power while maintaining their devices’ sleek formfactor and the original Palm battery cover. The slim 1600mAh Seidio battery now brings the Treo 680 and 750 up to the same level as the newer Treo 755’s battery design without adding any thickness to the phone. Seidio has the battery available for pre-order now for $49.95 plus shipping. Seidio currently estimates that orders will begin shipping on the week of July 30th. For Treo 680 and 750 users who require more than 1600mAh, Seidio still offers their large 2400mAh battery bundled with a replacement battery door in the full range of Treo 680 colors. This battery is available for $49.95.” via

Toshiba Portege G500 Review

” Toshiba is a great name in electronics, but isn’t big player on the cellphone market, at least not yet. The manufacturer has a few phones which has been offered on the Asian market, but hasn’t had much success in either Europe or North America, where the situation is very different. It won’t be overstatement if we say that Japanese and South Korean phones have nothing in common with the ones we are using, and that their market is different than the one here. In February, the manufacturer clearly stated its ambition to take a piece of the European market, by introducing the newly created smartphones from the Portege series, a brand name of one of the portable computer lines. This way Toshiba uses one of the lines many customers are accustomed to, to advertise its phones as pocket-computers with phone capabilities built-in. The first two announced models have similar idea behind them, but are targeted to slightly different groups: both use Windows Mobile but the one is a version for non-touch screens, while the other is bigger and have touch-sensitive display.” Read this nice review here: