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RIM Introduces BlackBerry Radio App to US Beta Zone Users

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Later today, US BlackBerry Beta Zones users will be invited to try out RIM’s latest app called BlackBerry Radio. The upcoming radio discovery app brings a variety of music services such as Slacker, Pandora, Clear Channel and Corus all into a single app. Other features include:
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radioBee for BlackBerry offers 80,000 internet radio stations

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radioBee 1.6 is a radio player for BlackBerry powered by SHOUTcast. While not free, which is the case with apps such as iHeartRadio, radioBee seems to offer a larger catalog of stations.

The app uses a proprietary algorithm to search, play more than 80,000 internet radio stations. The app provides popularity and reliability ratings for each station, along with station programming, genre, name, encoding, bitrate.

New features include :

  • Proprietary real-time audio play
  • Works in the background, you can listen music and do something else with your phone
  • Support of SHOUTcast and Icecast servers
  • Enhanced Directory of more than 80000 radio stations
  • Currently playing information displays current song and artist
  • Listen to your local hometown radio station from anywhere in the world
  • Find specific stations using the extensive search function
  • Manual adding of custom streams (including possibility to stream music from your computer to your cell phone)
  • Build a list of your favorite stations and shows
  • Check emergency scanner streams
  • Check weather conditions on weather radio streams
  • Bluetooth audio streaming to your car or home audio

Purchase radioBee for $9.95.

Slacker Radio for BlackBerry hits a million downloads

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Slacker Radio Plus

Slacker Radio has enjoyed great success on BlackBerry and recently they’re hit their 1 millionth download. Slacker is killing the competition too:

* Slacker Radio offers 2+ Million tracks – 4 times as many as Pandora
* Slacker Radio offers stereo audio – Pandora only offers mono (single channel)
* Slacker Radio offers station caching so you can listen to radio even when you don’t have a signal

This is a great app, although it does have a few drawbacks. For example, the fact that it must be plugged into a PC in order to sync really hurts the functionality. I get really bothered when I have to sync things via my PC and I would love to have OTA syncing capabilities. Soon, I hope.

Here is a quick breakdown of features you get with Slacker:

* High-quality stereo playback from all streaming wireless connections (including Wi-Fi) and cached stations
* Station caching – play music even without a network connection
* Free music library featuring millions of songs from thousands of artists
* Over 100 professionally programmed genre stations
* Create custom stations by searching for artists or song titles
* View song lyrics
* Bluetooth support
* Multi-tasking – listen to music while doing email
* View artist biographies and photos
* View album art and reviews
* “Peek Ahead” artist and album preview
* Pause and skip songs
* Rate songs as favorites
* Ban songs and artists you don’t like

Download Slacker Radio for your BlackBerry.

Remember, you need OS 4.3+ and 500MB of free memory on your device for station caching.

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CTIA 2009: I Heart Radio

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If you’re a terrestrial radio gal or guy, you might recognize Clear Channel – owners of the radio airwaves in the United States.  If you’ve fallen in love with one of Clear Channel’s many stations from across the USA and find yourself unable to hear your favorite stations or on-air personality, don’t fret, I Heart Radio is here!  You can still listen to your favorite station via your BlackBerry now.  The I Heart Radio application is available for free via the BlackBerry App World.

BlackBerry Pearl data connection mystery

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Whenever he starts BlackBerry Pearl’s data connection and places the phone next to the flashlight, the flashlight blinks. The radio waves seem to be interfering with the power connection in the flashlight, but can someone tell me in more detail what is happening?

{Thanks for sending this in Peter)