So I am running BB 1.1 and the battery life has been good. I decided to do a baseband update to C_1.43.01P. Since I did it yesterday, my signal seems to be holding at 4 bars more consistently. And I havent experienced any problems.
The weird thing happened today when streaming music from xiaalive. After about 45 minutes of listening to music, with the phone in standby, my battery went from 100% to 60%. I'm thinking that since the baseband update is meant for 2.2 it's not playing nice with 2.1?