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Free streaming radio apps recently updated


flycast and slacker

Although I just posted about a streaming radio app, I really music apps so I’m posting more. Two popular streaming radio apps have recently updated their clients and are worth checking out.


FlyCast has gone version 1.32 which means the app is now available for the Bold, Curve etc. while Storm users are now at ver. 1.33. You can now stream Shoutcast channels on your BlackBerry giving you many more listening options.

Download the latest version of FlyCast for free, here.


Slacker has updated itself to version 1.1.11, which means it now supports Bluetooth.

You can download a free copy of Slacker, here.



Free Nobex Radio Companion updated with a ton of features


nobex radio companion

Nobex Radio Companion is a premium radio app for BlackBerry that allows you to listen to over 1000 radio stations around the world and see the playlist of over 2700 radio stations. The latest version of Nobex Radio Companion is out and it looks great. The latest version has added a ton of new features including:

  • Lyrics
  • Song and artist info
  • Song snippets 
  • Mobile goodies
  • Streamlined user interface

See Lyrics –  you can see the lyrics of the song that is playing (or recently played). If you are listening to the song through Nobex Radio Companion, you can even have the lyrics scroll synchronized with the song – turning your BlackBerry into your very own karaoke machine!

Read Song and Artist Info – Using the “Lyrics and More” screen, you can now see Artist and Song info too. You can find out how the band you love got together, and why they wrote that song you can’t get out of your head.

Get Songs or Ringtones – with a single click, right from your mobile device. Or, choose to receive an email with links to buy the song on your PC, so you can always keep your music collection fresh!

Hear Song Snippets – if you’re not sure if the song you just missed is the one you have been wanting to download.

To download Nobex Radio Companion, go here.


Freebies for Suncom subscribers


XM RadioXM Radio just let us know that they’re looking to test out their music service on the Suncom network for one week, and as a thanks for your feedback, they’re willing to toss a month of free service your way. There was plenty of negative feedback to the initial launch, so maybe some QA could help improve things. Shoot a line to xm-feedback@quickplay.com if you’re packing a GSM Pearl, Curve or 8800.

Bacon on BlackBerry: Multimedia


Musical NoteStill carrying an MP3 player alongside your BlackBerry? That’s sooooo 2007. BlackBerrys have come a long way in the last couple of years. I used to carry around a cell phone, my BlackBerry and my MP3 player. Yes, my pockets were very full. The 7100v changed that as I dropped down to one communications device, but I still had my MP3 player.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to use the BlackBerry 8120 for a few weeks now and I’m impressed. I threw a 2GB microSD card in the side (finally), loaded up some MP3s (Foo Fighters, Billy Talent, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, etc.), threw another 1GB microSD card in my wallet (Solitudes, Blue Man Group, POD casts… I never know what I’ll feel like) and headed out. I haven’t looked back.

I decided this weekend to see what the BlackBerry could do for video. Who wants the watch The View, a Fishing Show or TechTV while at the gym? I somehow legally obtained a Seinfeld episode and loaded it on my BB. That made the elliptical machine much more amusing and got me thinking about other media-related improvements I’d like to see on the BlackBerry…

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