I found the offending files on my SD card. It was a bunch of videos (96 files, 290 MB) I took with my old Windows Mobile phone which I transferred to the new phone SD card. I'm not sure why the phone kept on trying to access these files but once I removed all of them, the CPU activity dropped to between 4-9%, the phone was noticeably quicker, battery cooler and of course, no issue with batter life.
Just an update...with about 10-15 min of calls a day, 5-10 sms, all radios turned off unless needed, screen brightness at 50% and playing games for about 30-45 min a day, I can end the day with about 75-80% charge left in the battery.
Since battery life is no longer an issue, I'm using more Widgets (my Magic has been updated with HTC Sense UI).
Battery life is finally meeting my expectations. I really enjoy the Magic.
Since the last charge, about 40 hrs ago, I've made about 15 min of calls, played about 30 min of games, sent/received about 10 text message and surf the Internet (with wifi connection) for about 20 min. The battery still has 67% power.
The HTC Magic is the second EVER Android Phone and first launched on Vodafone in Europe on May 1st. With a sexy, slim form factor, 3.2 inch touchscreen and beautiful HVGA resolution, the Magic greatly increased the physical attraction to Android.
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