During a discussion in another forum I was praising the impementation of a nice, juicy 1860 mAh batter being installed in the new Droid Pro. My viewpoint was that Motorola wants to pursuad RIM users away from their Blackberries and bring them over to the Android side of life. Which is fine, no quarrel about that here. Of course I was hit with the age old, "well of course Blackberries last forever, you can't do anything on them". Well I'm sorry, but that doesn't hold water with me. If Blackberry didn't care about their customers, they could have skimped on their batteries just the same as so many other OEM's have with their devices and saved themselves money. But they have been catering to the business class for years and years. Long before Android, long before Apple, and long before 'apps' were part of our every day language. And one thing they were smart enough to understand is, people in business are often on the go all day long, on business trips, on airplanes, in taxi's, attending seminars, etc... they can't just 'plug in' whenever their phone is running low. So they made sure that for what their phone did, people could use them at least all day, if not for 2 or 3 days if they really needed to. Enter the Droid Pro... just one look at this guy and you know it's made to steal RIM users away. So Motorola had the presence of mind to know to give it the juice to keep up with the business class. Well that's good for them, but it makes me feel a bit left out. Ok sure, it's pretty safe to assume that a large percentage of techies bide their time by a computer, or other power source. So maybe they do have a greater access and don't NEED the extra battery life, but I'm sure they would still appreciate it. But besides that, how many Dinc, EVO, Galaxy S, and Droid 1/2/X owners really are 'techies'? I'd say I'm more technical than not, but I don't know if I'd pigeon-hole myself as one. And one thing that a lot of people don't seem to understand is that someone switching over to an Android device isn't going to automatically assume that there is going to be that much difference in battery life. The first time they unplug their phone and then look at it 5 hours later an the charge is down to 60% they're going to think, "what the hell's going on"? It won't just suddenly occur to them that, "oh, well this phone is 300 times more 'kick ass', so of course it isn't going to last very long". That's just not human nature, they will be expecting something close to what they've come accustomed to... I know I did. So it kind of rubbed me a little bit the wrong way when I started to think about it. Motorola knows they have to give the market they're trying to capture a device that keeps up with their needs. Otherwise, they won't switch over to Android, they'll stay with RIM. So it seems to me that whatever market we're in, we haven't been demanding enough from the OEM's in terms of battery life. If Motorola is willing to give their business phone more longevity to satisfy that market, then we had better decide what market we're in, and demand that they cater to our needs just as much. Otherwise, they might always just consider us a bunch of techie 'push-overs'.