Well, I have been trying this out for a week now. The battery does actually last much longer since I removed the task killer. It's nice not having to check the TK each time I use something also. I did DL a battery meter that shows percentage of battery left so I could track it. It's a beer glass that empty's out as the battery goes down. Placed the small widget on my DT. Thanks for the heads up! Now if I can just get this thing to stop yelling "DROID" at 6am when I turn my phone on each morning my wife will love it!