I for one like having the option of replacing the battery in my Bionic. It gives me the ability to easily switch out a standard battery as well as use an extended battery. I have little concern about battery life because I have a couple of standard batteries and an extended battery that I carry and use as I need. Many of the recent smartphone offerings don't allow for user battery replacement. It seems that this is the trend. I'm wondering whether others think about this trend? Sure I can carry a charger, but it is not as convenient as a battery change.