I called HTC and asked what it would cost to replace the battery. I was given a price of $50.00 to $70.00. I was told they have a special machine which will open the phone allowing the replacement of the battery. Sprint stores have been telling me their policy has been, if off warranty, $50.00 for battery replacement.
Also, there must be a way of replacing the screen without buggering the phone, right? Frankly, I am skeptical but surely they thought this through, didn't they?