Verizon ThunderBolt was the impact LTE could have on battery life: turn on the mobile hotspot functionality, for instance, and you could expect your smartphone to be drained within just a few hours. Verizon's new ThunderBolt Inductive Battery Cover isn't going to add any extra mAh to the handset, but it should make topping it up a little easier. The replacement battery cover popped up on Verizon's site recently, priced at $39.99. The "buy now" button doesn't actually do anything at present - just take you back to the homescreen - but we're guessing that will change in the near future. Technical details are scant, so it's not entirely clear which method of inductive charging HTC and Verizon have picked. [via GottaBeMobile]
Extended Battery Fit Silicone cases are on back order.
SlashGear's review today, that was never more obvious when solely relying on 4G for average use, the Thunderbolt red barred after less than 3 hours. And even though coupling 4G with WiFi the battery life becomes comparable with other HTC 4G options, clearly something needs to be done. HTC is addressing battery life concerns by announcing they will be selling an optional extended life battery in the near future.
Advent Vega tablet has finally gone on sale. Priced at an eminently reasonable £29.99 from PC World, the dock recharges the Vega slate together with giving an HDMI output. There's also a trio of USB ports and a headphones/speakers output. The USBs will work with external storage or a wired keyboard/mouse, for easier control and text entry. Meanwhile, the Tegra 2 processor at the heart of the Vega will pump out 1080p HD to your TV.
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