In the past I've always used Windows Mobile phones. Ok, don't flame me, it was a corporate mandate. I had no choice. Now, we're using Droids and I love it. However, there's one feature that Windows Mobile phones had that the Droid doesn't have and it's driving me crazy. On a WinMo phone I can adjust the volume without unlocking the phone. This is critical and here's why... I went shopping on the weekend. I left my Droid phone at home sitting on the counter. It can be noisy. A sound plays when a work email arrives. A sound plays when a personal email arrives. A sound plays when a text message arrives. A sound plays when a phone call comes in. Normally I have it on vibrate so it's not so noisy. But, for some reason I had it on full volume when I left it at home. I guess I was gone a while. While I was gone my wife was miffed at all the noises it was making. She tried to turn the volume down on the side of the Droid to no avail. She knew this is the way my past phones worked. (I must have done this to her in the past.) It wouldn't shut up. She either didn't know how to unlock it or didn't care at this point and just pulled the battery. I didn't pay attention and because I don't often wear my work phone on the weekend I just let it sit there waiting to hear the vibration for a message or phone call. (I thought I had left it on vibrate.) Since I didn't get any notification of messages or emails (I didn't hear a vibration) until I noticed on Monday morning that the battery was out. Now I was miffed. Sometime in the future the Android operating system must be modified so that the volume control works even when the phone is locked.