Slacker now pushed to all Verizon BlackBerry Storm owners

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Congratulations to Slacker! They have recently signed a partnership with Verizon to be pushed to every Verizon BlackBerry Storm. Verizon Storm owners will see a Slacker icon on their device ready to use.

A feature unique to the BlackBerry app for Verizon is that it can connect to Verzon’s V CAST service. When a song is being played using Slacker Radio and is one of the more than 4.5 million available in the V CAST Music with Rhapsody catalog, a V CAST icon will appear on the screen that will let customers easily purchase that track while it continues playing on the device.

If you’re a BlackBerry Storm user on Verizon, check it out and let us know what you think.

  • http://twitter.com/BlackBerryCool/statuses/2673283650 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Coo

    Slacker now pushed to all Verizon BlackBerry Storm owners http://bit.ly/WwM3F

  • http://twitter.com/nanpalmero/statuses/2673314180 nanpalmero (Nan Palmero, MBA)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Slacker now pushed to all Verizon BlackBerry Storm owners http://bit.ly/WwM3F

  • http://twitter.com/slackerradio/statuses/2673351023 slackerradio (Slacker Radio)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Slacker now pushed to all Verizon BlackBerry Storm owners http://bit.ly/WwM3F

  • DavidB

    Anybody know what version number the pushed version is?
    I have Slacker 2.0.2 I downloaded from App World and today it is giving ne a java io exception error and crashes when I try to log in. I looked in Service Books and none related to Slacker found.

  • DavidB

    Anybody know what version number the pushed version is?
    I have Slacker 2.0.2 I downloaded from App World and today it is giving ne a java io exception error and crashes when I try to log in. I looked in Service Books and none related to Slacker found.

  • DavidB

    Anybody know what version number the pushed version is?
    I have Slacker 2.0.2 I downloaded from App World and today it is giving ne a java io exception error and crashes when I try to log in. I looked in Service Books and none related to Slacker found.

  • Gregory Pittman

    Anyone know how to keep this spam (err, “feature”) from being pushed to our device? I have absolutely no use for it and the fact that it’s being forced on me is more than a little irritating. Why not provide the feature on an opt-in basis and let me choose whether or not I want to download it?

  • Gregory Pittman

    Anyone know how to keep this spam (err, “feature”) from being pushed to our device? I have absolutely no use for it and the fact that it’s being forced on me is more than a little irritating. Why not provide the feature on an opt-in basis and let me choose whether or not I want to download it?

  • DavidB

    I don’t think it can be stopped if they send it as a Service Book? They just recently also pushed vcast and songid and are pushing My Verizon and some other “spam” apps.

    Be glad you aren’t on ATT. I read they push upwards of 20 such things to their BB customers and despite public complaints are keeping it up.

    All you can do is “hide” them. Even if you delete the service books they come back next reboot. Same for Flickr, FaceBook, all the IM apps, App Center, and on and on.

  • DavidB

    I don’t think it can be stopped if they send it as a Service Book? They just recently also pushed vcast and songid and are pushing My Verizon and some other “spam” apps.

    Be glad you aren’t on ATT. I read they push upwards of 20 such things to their BB customers and despite public complaints are keeping it up.

    All you can do is “hide” them. Even if you delete the service books they come back next reboot. Same for Flickr, FaceBook, all the IM apps, App Center, and on and on.

  • http://twitter.com/iskandar_ahmat/statuses/2676534802 iskandar_ahmat (Iskandar Ahmat

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Slacker now pushed to all Verizon BlackBerry Storm owners http://bit.ly/WwM3F

  • AlistairA

    Battery performance has become silly since this push. I never even started the slacker app so I have no idea why it would use up more battery but I’m down from a lifetime of 24hrs (about three weeks ago) to 8hrs. I’ve even had to turn off services I normally keep on such as bluetooth and GPS. I’m pretty annoyed about Verizon forcing stuff through on us – especially when the stuff they push is messed up.

  • AlistairA

    Battery performance has become silly since this push. I never even started the slacker app so I have no idea why it would use up more battery but I’m down from a lifetime of 24hrs (about three weeks ago) to 8hrs. I’ve even had to turn off services I normally keep on such as bluetooth and GPS. I’m pretty annoyed about Verizon forcing stuff through on us – especially when the stuff they push is messed up.