[quote postid="4580379" user="davidbowser"]Battery life is solid with many folks reporting 7-8 hour use in the webosroundup and precentral.net forums, but I have never gotten it to less than 20% battery with a day's use. [quote]
I'll add to this. I've had mine off the charger since 6AM (Eastern) (32gb model). I'm at work, but it's been playing music all day (music app-Ampache streaming), have calendar, email, scores(Sports Live), stocks app, task list app, reddit app, and browser with woot comments open all day.
So, all that is open & running in cards, emails are immediate push/pull, & I have other social media accounts (FB/Twitter/LinkedIn) in the background that I set to update hourly that give me webOS notifications.
I am also on a tethered Sprint wifi connection from my phone that is 1 to 2 bars max in my office building. Yet I have very little in the way of 'slow' at all. App catalog, media downloads, and some web pages are all that seem to suffer from the garbage connection I'm relegated to here.
Lastly, it's connected to my phone (Palm Pre) via bluetooth for calls, and the HP TouchPad bluetooth keyboard.
That's 7 1/2 hours. Nightly charge was to 100%, but after 7 1/2 hours of what I have listed, my current battery % is 75%. 75 freaking %.
Now, I can kill the battery with amped up brightness, gaming, really flash heavy content, etc., and if I do all that, I can hurt the thing in 6-8 hours easy. But I use this thing primarily at work for calendar, notifications, task management, & email. Normal use battery life is exceptional & all the while it's doing a huge number of tasks compared to an iPad (which my wife & I also own).
So, no fear on battery life for sure. Had to add to your post.