This is a follow-up to Battery Life Problem: Part 1.
After uninstalling Fring and rebooting, the battery life today seems good... a little too good. Take a look at this screen shot:
How is my battery at full power at 5pm? So I look at the system status screen (Settings - About phone - System Status) and the discrepancy becomes clear:
Aha!! The battery indicator shows full, but the battery status screen shows 81%. So the battery meter at the top is stuck. A Google search reveals that I am not the only one to have this problem. A forum post suggested I restart my phone, and while it didn't fix the problem immediately the next time I checked (15 minutes later perhaps?) the battery meter was working again.
Arrgh! Another failure of the most simplistic functionality. Ironically, I got the Droid Charge because the HTC Thunderbolt was considered "buggy."
I'll try reinstalling Fring and see if that is what killed the battery life.