I just received my Hero (Sprint) a couple of weeks ago and the battery life of the handset has been very good. I am running 1.56.651.2. BT pairs and connects quite reliably but I did have some issues when I first got the phone. It does not seem that I have the battery issues often talked about. The problem I am experiencing is that the battery life of my Jabra BT530 headset is absolutely terrible since using it with the Hero. It goes only about 6 hours without very much talking. I used the same BT530 with my Touch Pro up to the time I switched to the Hero and I go could go days without recharging. Something must be killing the battery life of the headset. I have unchecked the option to play media over the headset thinking that would conserve battery life. I left the phone audio option checked. I do not use the headset very much so there is no reason that it suddenly can't make it through a work day. I've searched and only come up with the usual battery issue with the Hero and the BT problems people have had. Thanks for any help!