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Slacker Radio for BlackBerry hits a million downloads


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.



We’ve Got a Winner – Slacker Radio Plus!


Slacker Radio Plus

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!

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


Slacker Radio Plus

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.