GIVING THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT? Why Is HTC Choosing Phone Thinness Over Battery Life? Personally, I favor battery life over sleekness.

UPDATE: Steven Den Beste writes:

HTC and the other guys are talking about two different things. First, there’s what an experienced user thinks about their phone a year after they’ve bought it. That favors battery life.

Second, there’s what a person thinks when they’re in the showroom looking at phones trying to decide which one to buy. Physical size and
attractiveness wins there.

And what HTC has clearly decided is that the second one leads to more sales — and they’re probably right.

Good point. And reader Roger Baumgarten says that battery life matters to him and that’s why he has the Mophie Juice Pack for his iPhone.

I carry the Juice Pack Reserve in my briefcase.