I looked at the Droid 4 today and I'm really bummed that the battery isn't removeable! Verizon always finds a way to cripple an otherwise decent phone! This is the main reason I've stayed away from the iPhone up to now. We all know that batteries don't last forever, usually they start to degrade after 600 to 800 charges with 1000 to 1500 charge cycles being the most you'll get. With the built in battery I'm thinking that this phone should last about a year with the constant abuse of charging that it'll be subjected to. So what do we do about the second year of the 2 year contract Verizon wants us to commit to? So my question is, has anyone peeled the sticker back to expose the battery? How non-removeable is it really? Can it be unsoldered and replaced? Is it even soldered in? Do you think the four little solder tits under the back cover will allow for an extra battery? Are they even for power at all? I couldn't poke and prod the phone the way I wanted to with the sales rep over my shoulder... Her answer when I asked what do I do when the battery needs to be replaced was just have it fixed under warranty. Not sure how long the warranty is, and I didn't get to ask. Probably only a year.....wonder what the deductible is? Any proud new owners who can help answer some of these questions? Thanks!