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In article <p26r1u$g27$1@gioia.aioe.org>, Mayayana<mayayana@invalid.nospam> wrote:

>  Is it normal for a cellphone
> to go weak within 1 1/2 years? That doesn't seem to be the
> case generally.

you are mistakenly equating aging, which all batteries do, with weak
batteries.

all batteries age and there's no getting around that. 

eventually, they age enough that they are very weak, but that's not the
issue here.

> If it were then people would be regularly
> planning to replace batteries, perhaps once per year.

nope. the issue is aging batteries that cannot supply peak demands.

>    So it seems likely that they had a bad batch of batteries,
> tried to cover it up, and #2 is also partially true. 

nope.