I picked up my Verizon Casio Commando last week and have been slowly but surely learning how to get around the phone. It's my first smartphone. So far, I like it. It's nice to be able to access the web no matter where I am. I'm not thrilled with the battery life. With my previous Casio Boulder, I charged it less than twice a week. At the very least, I have to charge the Commando every night. I installed Juice Defender last night and we'll see if that helps. Still not sure what the deal is with rooting. Does it break any contracts with Verizon? Does it really improve battery consumption? What are the other benefits?