I have not been more excited for a phone since the Palm Pre rolled out 2 years ago. I remember checking the forums constantly, scouring the internet for video content, debating in my mind the reliability of 'leaks', even learning more about Linux. I remember going to the store early in the morning on release day, meeting with strangers (but fellow geeks and comrades all the same), discussing with excitement the world of opportunity this phone would offer. Then the store opening and being quarreled into a roped off area with a VIP bottle of water and a lazy boy. I even had my picture taken by the store. Strengths for the phone included: The cloud based contacts concept was just taking off, 'Cards' on WebOS were great, slider (a must at that time), parallel operating programs was an original, hackable potentials of Linux WebOS were all too exciting. The greatest phone (read: toy that is always in my pocket) a person could have. But..... My phone broke over and over again. The slider became loose in weeks, the battery lost contacts in the back and I had to put cardboard paper to keep it in place, the operating system was not as customizable as expected. And the list of 'little things' goes on (battery life, cheap hardware). I just went to pre-order my Evo 3D yesterday (at no cost, BTW and I have a confirmation number). I am concerned about disappointment. I want to have the most realistic expectations. I want to know the true downsides to this phone so that I go into the game with appropriate expectations. So, this is a post to list some of the realistic downsides. Not to dog on the phone. Not to encourage people not to get it. If not anything else, it has been cathartic to express my concerns to you guys. Thanks. List: battery life concerns ??????????