Almost 4 months and two firmware updates later. Contacts list got corrupted somehow so I had to do a hard reset on it about a week ago. Before it was doing quite nicely with battery life, but now post-reset the Cliq is back to its old battery sucking ways.
I've gone through and changed all the notification frequencies of all the apps I could find to longer time intervals, which has helped some. It's still not back to pre-reset battery consumption levels though. Will have to dig some more to see if there's anything else I can change.
The number for the cell phone has been seeded in a few places and to a few people. At least I know the area code and prefix now.