First, I checked the FAQ section, and could not find my question there. 1. In regards to an Incredible, what should I expect the average battery life to be based on real user experience, not what HTC says it should be? 2. Do task killing apps, such as EZ Task Manager, really increase battery life? 3. I have noticed that applications that I have never used, such as V CAST Apps and VZ Navigator, run in the background. I tried to delete VZ Navigator from my phone to discover that I can not delete any of the preloaded applications from the phone. Is there anyway to prevent apps like that from running in the background? Is there anyway to delete preloaded apps? Does any of this really affect the battery life? 4. Beyond the obvious (turning off blue tooth, wifi, mobile network, decreasing brightness of the display, and shortening screen time out) is there anything I can do to increase the battery life?