You guys all make me so proud!! I would love to have a "Spa" for these phones, where people drop them off and let me (or others like you guys) give them some "therapy" for a day or so. I am sure we'd resolve this issue for 90% or better of those complaining. Perhaps there would be two departments. One that does the saturation charges and cycling to calibrate the meter, and another that sets up the Smart Actions which produce the greatest positive results and then schools the customer on the two tasks.
Together, the two processes would probably result in 30% to 50% gains in runtime for most, and would help to clear Motorola's name for all the blame. Heck, we might make a buck or two in the process, huh?!
I'm getting more than a full day's use out of my RAZR (Not the MAXX), at the moment, and I use it quite a bit. I am in 4G territory for most of the day, however I am in 3G and running on WIFI while at home and at work. I run multiple information service apps, I use a clock/weather widget, I have 4 separate email accounts running through 3 different email clients, I surf quite a bit through the day, I modertate this site from the phone when not near a desktop, I use it to take photos and videos, search for neat things to buy on Craigslist and eBay, I price items at the stores with the barcode scanner, I use Places to find shopping locations for items of interest, I use Gasbuddy to find the cheapest gas, I use Google Navigation and GPS 100% as a replacement for the sucky navigation built into my Durango, and listen to streaming audio from my home PC and also from several streaming sites. With all that, I don't have my phone dying. Oh, and I almost forgot...I use it as a PHONE too, 10-15 calls per day! Imagine if I was running a MAXX!
I have a D2 that my son uses as well, it has a 3,300mAh (non-OEM) battery in it and it runs for between 4 and 6 DAYS (that's right, days), although it isn't on cellular. It only runs in the home on WIFI. Still, he plays games and surfs on it lots as well.