1. nfsw's Avatar
    Hi Friends, just wondering what would be the music playback time on 8520. RIM claims 38 hours on 9700... of course it has a 1500 mAH so itís a power house.

    But 8520 has a decent 1150 mAH battery, itís a GSM phone so it must be very good for daily normal / heavy use but has anybody checked up the music playback time on 8520 ??

    9700 is way too expensive so Iím planning to buy 8520 as my first BB. Iím a guy who is always on the move so listening music while traveling is a must for me.

    Besides, want to know about the 8520 call quality & music quality also.

    Any inputs would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    06-23-10 01:18 AM
  2. rcnathan's Avatar
    Well personally, I carry my phone to use for music and while driving back and forth from work and such. Or while cleaning the house. It does pretty dogon well. Now, does it have the battery life of an iPod? No. But its not meant to be used solely as a music player. I have never tested how long it can last while just using the media player, but I do know that I can listen to several albums before I see a notch taken out of my battery level.

    Music quality out of the speakers is ok. I wouldn't say its outstanding but it is tolerable. I use my nice headphones for pretty much all of my music listening. But for the time while working at my desk and streaming Pandora, the speakers work well.

    Call quality for me, is outstanding. Its part of the reason I stick with Blackberrys. I just love it.

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    06-23-10 02:48 AM
  3. nfsw's Avatar
    Thanks rcnathan. can you tell me how is the quality with the headphones cause I really don't use phone speaker much. I know they are not really meant for music. is the music quality is at par with avg good MP3 player with good headphones?

    anyone has tested the music playback time with 8520 ?? please share. I'm planning to buy this phone in next 3-4 days. Thanks
    06-23-10 05:07 AM