Lately it was doing weird things like going from 80% to "-1%" after some apps. It woyld recharge though. I was dealing with a dying battery but I didnt realize it until the charger wire broke and I had to buy a new one. Since I couldn't charge the tab, it was completely dead for...2-3 days. I had to call around to sevel Verizon stores because only one of them-tge one farthest away of course still had the charger for the original tab. After finding a store that had it, I gladly bought the new charger and rushed to the nearest outlet to revive the tab after 3 days. I plugged it in and...nothing...nothing...the battery icon wouldn't even show on the screen. Volume+power button reboot didn't work. Verizon customer service rep wouldn't be any help at all, but I called anyway outta grief . After that pointless call...I had to face reality that my trusty assistant of the last 2 years was gone . If that charger would have never given way, I'd probably still be using it now. That was actually keeping the already dead battery on life support. My insurance had expired after 12 months, so I couldnt steal another one for cheap. My upgrade for a newer tablet is the end of January thanfully . So its not worth getting a whole new unit now, that I'll not need in a month. So I might as well wait. I had 600 pictures from a New Orleans trip that I had yet to transfer to the PC, but I was told that's safely secured on the 16G card . PHEW... I also have the Galaxy Nexus cellphone. So I can simply reload all the apps to there, itsvgoogle also. I prefered the tab because the screen was bigger-and the Nexus' battery life STINKS . Part of me still wants to power it up again one last time before I get the latest Google tab. Any external power sources you can point me to?