I just switched from the original droid and I am lovin this phone. One question though: in sense, unlike in the standard Google OS, the notification bar isn't visible while browsing. This is all good most of the time, but sometimes I like to see what's up there, like what my signal strength is, what time it is, etc. Is there any way to view the notification bar while browsing? So far battery life has been comparable to the droid, which was satisfactory for me. I love this frickin phone!