This story is sad but very true (with a happy ending). My "droidom" started with the OG Droid. I loved everything about it. At contract end i used my upgrade for a Droid X. The X is a nice phone but its not exactly what i have been yearning for. In transition curiosity got the best of me. Why did so many people stand in line for these Apple products? Yes, sadly i ventured to a iPhone 4S. I gave it a couple of months to grow on me. Well, it never did. It's a nice product but just not Android. Finally!!! The DROID 4!! I was hyped up for this phone! Bigger screen, awesome keyboard, nano coating....ect... I get the phone in from fedex and just look at it for a day or two reading about the features and understanding the ins and outs of SIM cards. (I am just that way-I want to know about devices before i use them) Great features and much upgraded from the OG droid and the X (i hated the hard keys on the X). This is the issue with the D4. I charged it overnight then activated it around 6 a.m. By noon it was at 10% battery life. What? You have to be kidding me! Charged it again. By 9 p.m. it was under 10%. Unacceptable. The battery on the OG wasn't really that bad and on the X i always used the extended battery. With the D4 you cannot get extended batteries due to the battery not being removable. That in itself is failure by Moto. (the iphone battery would get me through all day, I need that) I have no desire to have my "mobile" cell phone "tethered" to a wall socket or car charger or power pack all the time. FYI- That was the solution given to me by VZW. "You need to make sure its plugged in whenever possible that way you have power when you are out" and "6-8 hours is the normal battery life of the D4" What kind of crap is that? Even at home i am all over the place doing things. Outside doing yardwork, working in the garage, washing cars....you get the point. What good is the phone on the cradle and not on my side. (maybe a D4 will come out with a bigger battery soon)(I also hear the Razr is terrible to) Anyway, I loved it for its features but had to go back to the iphone 4S Though the 4S is only temporary. Very temporary to be exact! I just got an email telling me that my RAZR MAXX has just shipped!!!! I will write a review on it after a week or so.