1. jimpsm's Avatar
    I'm looking, and probably going to get an 8330. The Curve is supposed to get around 4 hours talk time. I was wondering what apps like Slacker, Pandora, or iheartradio do to the battery. About 4 hours worth, since it's accessing the network? Or is it more efficient?

    Come to think of it, what about the standard media player (for plain old mp3s)?

    thanks.
    08-12-09 03:14 PM
  2. i_hiker's Avatar
    I'm looking, and probably going to get an 8330. The Curve is supposed to get around 4 hours talk time. I was wondering what apps like Slacker, Pandora, or iheartradio do to the battery. About 4 hours worth, since it's accessing the network? Or is it more efficient?

    Come to think of it, what about the standard media player (for plain old mp3s)?

    thanks.
    I use Slacker, cache my stations on the media card and experience very little excess drain on battery life.
    08-12-09 03:59 PM
  3. wryun's Avatar
    I have a 30-40 minute commute to and from work and use slacker on my 8330 the whole time. I don't notice much battery drain at all! Very cool!
    08-12-09 04:40 PM
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