Greatly appreciate this article. I too am a heavy phone user (20-60 calls a day) and email user (though I only care for it to sync when I'm reading it).
I'd be happy to take the advice here about getting a spare battery (and will once I'm convinced this is indeed a great phone) but honestly, one of the reasons I bought the phone is it was advertised as having a long battery life/talk time. My experiences from this week show something that can't even keep a full charge through the day. (One reason among several why I got rid of my iPhone). And frankly, you shouldn't have to tweak it, shouldn't have to root kit it, or anything else special to at least get a semblance of 'as advertised'(keep in mind, one of the two days I'm talking about was a holiday here in the US).
My next step is to replace the phone and hope that's the case. Thanks.