I have owned an A500 for one month now. This is my first Android device and first tablet. I have been a Palm TX user since it first came out and I have to say that it is still probably the best smart device ever created. It was way ahead of it's time. I wish the palm OS would have won the OS war. But it didn't, so now we are stuck with Android or (shudder to think) Apple. Hardware wise, my A500 seems pretty good, but that's about all I like about it. There are many things I could complain about, but what really bugs me is that my battery dies when I am not even using the device. With my palm TX, I could fully charge it throw it in a drawer for a month and come back and it would still be at 99% charge. I once lost it for half a year (I bought a replacement) and it still had 50% charge when I found it. And for those that don't know what a Palm TX is, yes it is an INSTANT ON device. The A500 works similar to the Palm TX in that it goes to sleep after a period of non use, but unlike the Palm TX, the A500 still consumes battery while it is asleep. That kind of defeats the purpose of it going to sleep to save the battery life. My A500 dies in less then 24 hours by itself even if I never use it once. Since the specs say that it has up to 8 hours of battery life (in use), that means I am experience about a 35% battery drain while in sleep mode. That is crazy! What I don't know is this. Why is this happening? Is it Normal? And what can I do to stop the A500 from draining the battery when I am not using it? Thanks for any help.