ok, I know there are loads of threads about poor battery life on the Desire with most suggestions to kill apps turn off wifi, data etc. However, my point is this. I have push email connected all day, stock, weather and facebook widgets connected, an hour of calls and probably about 20 apps running in the background. Like this, if I use the phone as little as possible I get about a 20 hours out of the phone - I'm happy with this, its fine, I don't need to kill all that stuff. This is the problem. When I actually use the phone, ie screen on and interacting with it - when browsing the net, looking at emails & replying, whatever, the battery drains at the rate of about 1% per minute. In less than 2 hours of use the battery is finished! I wondered what was going on for the first few days. One day I had 2 hours of calls, push email on loads of emails and it lasted all day. Then other days with less calls my battery would be dead by 2 or 3pm. Then I slowly started to realise that doing anything on the phone - using it / the screen on, would suck the battery dry. There is no way the battery should drain that quickly. I'd say 8-10 hours of max load should be expected? I went back to my HTC HD2 and in contrast, I set it up - 2 hours solid playing around, wifi on, downloaded 1000 emails and attachments, installed all the apps etc - it lost 20% in 2 hours doing all that. Something is wrong with the (or my) Desire?! Another thing too, what is going on with the battery drain whilst on charge. It goes to 100% then drops down to 90% (whilst still plugged in) then starts charging again. Ok if you're lucky to unplug it at 100% but often I've grabbed it as I go to work and its at 90% despite being on charge all night. Surely that's a fault? Some people have said its supposed to be like that to protect the battery - that's rubbish - no other phone does it and how crap is it that your phone is only 90% charged after 9 hours! Btw, I have 3 different batteries and 2 chargers so it has to be the phone or the OS Thanks guys!