I've been wondering this for a while. Ever since we originally got access to overclocking kernels, I've though to myself - wow, this phone is capable of a lot more than it purports to be. I can't imagine this was a business or persuasive upgrade decision, because the company didn't release a new flagship for almost 8 months and had to compete with Snapdragon along the way. Clearly the processor is capable of running stable at a minimum of 800Mhz on all of these phones, but Motorola chose to keep the speed at 550, I believe. Battery life has never decreased for me when overclocking the phone. Actually at first, with profiles available, my battery life got better. Heat has never really been an issue, and my phone shows no signs of deterioration. I understand that it lowers the life of the processor, but generally these companies want the phones to not last forever so we end up upgrading within a year or two. Other chips such as the Snapdragon don't seem to be so vastly underclocked when compared to their potential. I don't know the upper limits on these, but I know our Droid's can easily pull 1200's when they are stock at 550. That's more than a two-fold increase. I don't think a 1Ghz Snapdragon can be routinely overclocked to 2Ghz. I've been contemplating posting this for a while. I don't know if anyone has any ideas or has thought about this, but I'd like to hear from others. Anyone else think it's really odd that they intentionally failed to unleash the potential in these chips?