Called Verizon tech support today about the battery life on the Eris. I basically told them that I was not interested in switching devices, what I was doing to extend my current battery life, etc. He told me that Verizon is aware of the issues with the battery on BOTH the Motorola Droid and the Eris. He said that they believe that people are not getting long enough battery life because of the software, and that before the new year we were expected to get 2.0, and within the first 3 weeks of the new year an update that should fix battery issues. And just to clarify, I informed that I was not speaking about the 100% wake up time causing the battery to drain prematurely but just poor battery life with normal use. He said that he was aware of both issues and asked if I wanted to switch to the Droid. I told him that I preferred the Eris and would rather wait it out if the problem was going to be addressed in the future. So, basically Verizon is aware that Eris users are getting mediocre battery life and expects an update (sometime between now and January 2010) will fix this problem. He also said that Eris would be getting the 2.0 + battery update BEFORE the Motorola Droid gets any updates. Supposedly, the Motorola Droid update had been pushed back with no release date set. Dunno how accurate his information is vs. the documents Phandroid have published, but in his defense, the tech was pretty knowledgeable about the Android OS. So - there is hope!