I've been noticing everyone's dilemma with the battery, which I must say has happen to me as well. If you talk to long or to often, the battery dies. If you're on the internet often, the battery dies. I usually turn my Palm Pre off around 11 pm every night then plug it up to be charged until I get up in the morning. I go over to unplug it from the charger, hit the top right button slightly and the phone pops "ON". It doesn't go through the black screen with the word Palm flashing for a minute or two, it is totally "ON" with e-mails that have been delivered through the night. Hhhhhuuuummmm, interesting, so I'm thinking that after the Palm Pre has finished charging it turns itself "ON"?? (don't know if this is true or not I'm just guessing here because I sure didn't turn it on). Now on these days of staying on the charger all night, the battery life was shorten. Well, not really, I just wasn't up using it when it came back on and it was working itself to death waiting for me to wake up and start my day with the phone calls, the texting and the internet. My battery usually dies around 2 or 3 in the afternoon. Bummer!
Here's what I'm doing now, I leave my phone "ON" (I know some people say it's not good to charge your phone while it's on), then put it on the charger for an hour or two or at least until I see the battery is fully charged, I then take it off the charger and turn the phone off until I get up in the morning. I have noticed a "BIG" difference in the time it takes for the battery to run down.
If anyone comes up with any other solutions please let me know.