When I heard Google was coming out with its own phone OS I was very excited. I am like most in I.T. an avid Googler, and hate to conform to Win32 type of socialism. I know since most everyone out there uses Google exclusively too, but there are a lot of things Google does to set itself out for the corporate norm. When heard the "droid" was coming the Verizon I was over-joyed, and could not believe that I would have the opportunity to get my hands on a "real" smart-phone other than the iPhone (not a big fan of Apple, and Steve Jobs fascist ways). Sadly though I bought an A855 (droid w.\froyo), but I am so disappointed with it I can't bare to vocalize about it anywhere but a forum of like minded peers. The phones battery life makes it useless to me! I have less than 12 hours and I know it will be critical! I have to always make sure wireless, Bluetooth and GPS receiver are powered off when not in use, and at times the account synchronizer as well to preserve battery life. I cannot install half of the apps I would like to because either the battery life worsens, or the device runs out of memory. I have gotten to the point now where I am regret I ever made the jump to Android, and sadly considering an iPhone (if and when it ever comes to Verizon). My colleagues who own iPhones never complain about the same limitations as I am regarding lack of space, and poor battery life, and I am envious of that! Am I alone in feeling this way, or are there others out there with same issues? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to help extend the battery life? ...anything because it has been less than a year and I am ready to throw it away!