HP has started taking orders for the extended 6 cell battery for the HP Mini 1000. This battery should fit the HP Mini 1000 with Windows XP, the HP Mini Mi Edition (with Linux) or the HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition, although you might want to paint it red if you don’t want it to stick out like a sore thumb on the last model.
The battery is currently out of stock. But when it’s available it will sell for $119.99, or more than 1/3rd the cost of the cheapest HP Mini netbook model. The company also sells an HP Mini 3-Cell Battery for $79.99. The main differences between the two batteries are that the 6 cell battery will provide twice the run time, and it will make your netbook look a lot sillier.