It looks like the new phone may be behaving better. I have not placed any apps on it yet.
Started out with around 89% battery and has been on for 6 1/2 hrs and down to 64% battery left. Thats about 25% drop. So if that continues after 18 hrs should have around 25% battery at the end of the day. I will be very happy with performance like that.
Time to go to sleep and fully charge it and see how it does tomorrow. The only problem where I plan on kayaking tomorrow does not look to have cell service.....
Check out Vlingo for Android. Use it to read and send text messages to the wife driving home from work occasionally. Never have to look at the screen.
Decided to add a photo of a much better looking battery curve.