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Slacker Radio 2.0 Now Available!

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Just in time for tonight’s party, our friends over at Slacker Radio let us know that the Slacker application for BlackBerry has had a full revision jump to version 2.0. According to them, with this version, performance has been significantly addressed, producing near instantaneous song transitions and skip times.  Though there will still be some dependencies on your network, play performance will get a dramatic boost.

When playing a station, you’ll notice the “next up” album art appears as you listen. When the album art appears, your skip times to the next song will be nearly instant and most all song transitions during playback will happen immediately.

If all of this sounds great to you, hit http://www.slacker.com from your BlackBerry Browser for the download of the updated version. Be sure to reboot your phone when you’re done, so the new install can clean up the old version for you.

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Slacker Radio for BlackBerry hits a million downloads

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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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We’ve Got a Winner - Slacker Radio Plus!

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Thank you everyone for your entries into the Slacker Radio Plus contest!  We here at BlackBerry Cool do have a sense of humor and Brian pulled the right string to make us laugh.  Yes it is dark and no you shouldn’t do this at home.

Here was the winning comment:

Some people are like slinkies…they are not really good for anything, but they sure bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs. I prefer some Slacker music while I watch it.

Congratulations Brian!

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Win a Free Year of Slacker Radio Plus from BlackBerry Cool!

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Friends, Romans, BlackBerry Nation, lend me your ears.  Our friends over at Slacker Radio have a sweet deal set up just for BlackBerry Cool - a free year of Slacker Radio Plus! Slacker Radio Plus features:

* Unlimited Skips

* Unlimited Song Requests

* No Audio or Banner Ads

* Complete Lyrics - NEW!

* Over 2 Million Songs

If you’re interested in winning, drop us a line in the comments by Monday at noon CDT with something witty (haiku, anyone?) on why you should win.

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