Slacker let us know that they updated their application for the BlackBerry Storm to improve Battery life. They claim it has been improved to offer up to twice as much battery life when streaming over 3G.
- Improved battery life up to 2x (over previous versions) while streaming (Slacker has seen Storm devices playing up to 9 hours over 3G with this build)
- Improved usability enhancements to the interface, including a “Home” button to quickly access the station list
- Added ability to toggle the explicit content filter (on/off) from the main menu
- Addressed an issue where pausing a song for an extended period of time did not properly resume playback
- Addressed an issue where phone calls or message alerts would prevent playback from resuming properly for some listeners
No word yet on if this update helps other devices but you never know. I cannot truly imagine how they could optimize an applications battery usage for only one device… but it could be that they will be releasing other builds in the future so that other devices get this improvements.