Good Questions: Help Identify This Battery

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AT reader, Anne, asked this question over in the open thread. I purchased a computer battery from the Dell website. When it showed up in the mail, it was a tiny cell battery that looks like 3-4 watch batteries enclosed in a seal. Dell told me just to keep it rather than send it back. I have no idea what this battery is for.
Anyone know?

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We were stumped, and thought the photo might help us out. We're still not quite sure what it's for, it resembles one of those batteries in cordless phones. One source tells us that Dell uses Varta batteries to save the system configuration in some of their laptops. Anyone out there have a clue? And why didn't Dell want it back?

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