This is my first thread in this forum and I received my Droid 2 Global for Christmas. This is the first smart phone I've ever had. I have noticed that the battery does go quickly as I have been using the phone's 3G internet usage more than anything else. I've downloaded three news sites, the weather channel, the NYC traffic app, and bar code app. But on a regular basis, I've only used one app and that's the weather channel one. Mostly I have been using the phone for my gmail account. So should I get an extended battery? How much longer life is the extended battery from the regular one? Do I need to buy another battery cover for it? Or should I just buy an extra regular battery? I don't drive so I can't just plug the phone into the cigarette lighter. I also am out and about more than I am in one place. Thanks for your input.