Those numbers don't take into account a multitude of things (and don't even originate with Verizon - they typically come from the manufacturer, so blame Samsung/BB). Do you have programs running in the background? That takes processor time/battery. Added an interface like SPB? More processor time/battery. Does your phone check your email on a regular schedule? More processor time/battery.Originally Posted by tackle
I think some of you don't realize just how much power a device like this can take when you're doing a lot of stuff on it. I take my Omnia off the charger at 5am. It's linked to three different email accounts, two of which it checks every fifteen minutes, and the third it gets pushed email from (Exchange) on a regular basis throughout the day. I also listen to the FM radio for nearly 10 hours everyday (on the way to work, at work, on the way home from work). I also send texts and make calls throughout the day. I don't put it back on the charger until 10-11pm. Sure, I get the low battery warning at some point, but I have yet to actually run out of power. I think some of you are doing more than you're realizing with your phones in order for it to use up that much power.
EDIT: I should also mention that things like searching for satellites eat up a considerable amount of power. If you live in an area with poor service or you take your phone on the road a lot, or to an area with a dense population (where it has to fight with a lot of other people for access), it can quickly drain the battery. Those battery power numbers are under optimal conditions. Unfortunately, conditions are rarely optimal.