Hi all, I have been on here off and on for days and I am about as confused as when I started. I am hoping you all can help as I find this board a great resource. I have had the Eris a few months. I really like it, much better than the Blackberry Storm I used to carry. There are some things I would like to change/improve and I am not sure if I will be able. Of course the first being battery life. I have been to the Verizon store and website to buy either a spare battery, a larger battery or another charger for the office there are none in stock. Can anyone suggest a site one might be available? I would like to stay with this phone, but I am really tired of lugging the cord everywhere and dealing with short battery life. I use my phone in the late afternoon for music to workout and unless I charge it at work it doesn't have enough power. I have researched different options/settings for preserving battery life and some I can do, some I don't want to do like turning off networks. I like to get things when they are sent b/c I do forget to turn it back on and then what is the point of the smartphone? Also, I am on the fence about the Task Killer. I had it in the beginning then read about it took it off and then put it back on. My question is, it seems things, like Amazon MP3 run without my knowledge if I don't end it with task killer. Don't these things affect my battery performance? Without task killer how do I know what is running and how to stop it if it is draining performance. I have done a factory reset a couple of times and I am runnning the latest software. Sorry to make this post so long. I appreciate all who read and offer advice/suggestions. I am with this phone for another 17 months and I really like it, but I do need it to be more manageable somehow.