a buddy of mine and myself were driving late last night when both of our phones died. we were looking for a place and needed to juice up one of the phones. i saw that his gps charger was the same mini b connection as his hero. i plugged it up to charge and he started to freaking out yelling "NO MAN DON'T DO THAT YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HARD CHARGE" of course i asked him what in god's name he was talking about. apparently a guy at alltel told him that if you charge a phone on anything other than AC it's called hard charging and it kills the battery life. this doesn't really sound right to me because i've gone through 2 droids and an incredible and i've mostly used usb to charge. is this hard charging thing real or just some idiot from alltel?