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Definitely not genuine
on 12 November 2010
First rule of the internet.. if it's too good to be true, it is.
At first glance, this looks like a genuine BlackBerry battery for under £6, wow what a deal! But that's just the way the seller has marketed it, calling it a Genuine Blackberry DX-1 Battery by BlackBerry.
Once you try fitting it into your phone, you'll very quickly realize that it's not genuine at all. It barely made it in. I highly doubt Research in Motion would manufacture a battery that had to practically be forced into place. If you compare the two batteries side by side, you'll notice that the one being sold here isn't the exact same shape, which it would be if it were genuine.
I bought my phone second hand over a year ago. When I got it, the battery lasted about 3 days, and now it lasts about 20 hours or so with moderate use. This supposedly brand new, genuine battery has the exact same life span! Another nail in the coffin.
The stickers that cover it aren't even well done. They don't stick properly and have bubbles under them. The colours don't match the real battery.
We've got the trifecta of evidence against this battery: it doesn't look like it, it doesn't act like it, it's not the same shape. It's a knock-off folks, plain and simple. What more can you possibly expect for this price?
The seller should take the word genuine off his listing, because it's a blatant lie. It's a cheap knock-off that's about as good as 1-2 year old official battery, which is why I gave this a 1 star rating. I'm not going to return it for a refund, but next time I'm in the market for a battery, I'm going to buy a REAL genuine BlackBerry battery from a high street phone shop. I'll gladly pay the full price for a battery that lasts 3+ days like mine used to.