Last night I was toying with the quick settings app and accidently left my mobile data setting off. Today I've seen a drastic increase in battery life (90% still after 7 hours unplugged) but I haven't seen any loss in functionality. Email/gmail still synced and the market still seemed to download at full speed. Can anyone explain this to me? I just figured out that mobile data was turned off this evening yet still had full functionality all day long.