Originally Posted by Midnightdraven
The bold ships with a stereo HEADSET.
For taking calls, hence the 3.5mm jack.
And due to todays market they have included a media player.
But as Mushroom mentioned, its not supposed to be a full blown music player.
It is a email/business device first.
This is just wrong!
I am sure that RIM would be very happy to have a device that compete's against the iPhone - which is supposed to be a 'full blown' media player!
That's what they worked towards, so I'd say you are wrong in your statement. However, that it's not as good a media player as the iPhone is not by design, it's just that they have concentrated more on the business uses than the media, but that will change very soon.
BTW: I agree with the poster before that OS update is necessary to get the best media playing abilities - as that's the 'youngest' application it will get the most improvement from updates.
I regularely use it for 2-3 hours as a music player.
The important thing for battery life while doing this is to holster it so the screen turns off - you can opperate the blackberry as a music player for skipping forward or back, pause, volume, etc, using just the buttons.
If your constantly looking at the screen it will drain battery a lot faster.