Having had various Nokias for years, and one Blackberry, I've been presented with an early Father's Day gift of an HTC Hero, I've found it difficult to get used to but I'm getting there, however one thing I am going to have difficulty with is the short battery life. With my old Nokia, a Nokia 6110 Navigator, I was easily able to get about 5 days from my battery under normal usage which would be mainly sending text messages and the odd phone call but with the HTC Hero I can barely get 2 days from the battery. To my knowledge the only apps which connect to the Net, without permission, are the Weather app and Gmail. I would prefer if I could set the Weather App only to connect if I really want to know the weather, and Gmail only if I want to know what e-mails I have. I'm guessing such things affect the battery life. Clearly Bluetooth and WiFi are turned off. I'm curious to know what battery life others get, and more to the point how they get it?