I just wanted to share my positive experience with the EVO after all the negative junk that has gone on around here. I have to say, the battery life on this thing has surprised me to say the least. Coming from a Palm Pre, I was assuming I would get similar if not worse battery life with the Evo...I was wrong! With the Pre it was a struggle to make it through a long day, and forget about using it late night/early morning if I didn't make it home till 3am-ish... My EVO's battery lasts forever. The idle battery consumption on this is a million times better than the Pre's. My Pre would go down 4-5% per hour of no usage. My EVO is going down 1%(if that) per hour of no usage, and 2% with light usage. I've had my phone off the charger for 18 hours now and am at 70% and that is with texting, light web browsing, downloading a few apps, facebook, etc. This thing is amazing.