Rather than continue to note this in multiple threads, it seems worthwhile just to make the point in a single thread. For those concerned about battery use (and who isn't?) there's a relatively simple, inexpensive fix. Buy another battery and a charger. I purchased an extra OEM battery on Amazon about three weeks ago for $11 and change. (They're now about $10.60.) Actually I purchased one for myself and one for my wife's droid. Been using them both and find their performance to be indistinguishable from the batteries that came with the phones. Amazon.com: Motorola DROID 1300mah Standard Battery: Cell Phones & Service In addition, I purchased a standalone battery charger for about $15, also from Amazon. Amazon.com: NEW OEM Motorola Droid Cliq Battery Charger SPN5564: Cell Phones & Service The charger comes with a cable and a wall plug and is small enough to be tossed in my bag when I travel. So for less than $30 including shipping and tax I have an extra battery and charger. The combination easily gets me through a couple of days on the road regardless of how heavily I use the phone. And with occasional access to a wall outlet, I can go on indefinitely. A side benefit is that when/if one experiences unusual battery performance (or non-performance) it's easy to determine if the problem lies with the phone/apps or with a bad battery.