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CES 2012: Slacker Talks New Media Partners Including ESPN and BCS Championship

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Slacker’s Jonathan Sasse sits down with us to talk about the company’s new media partners including ESPN where they are now doing live streaming of events. The first live event scheduled was with the BCS Championship and more on set to come. Video after the jump.
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Slacker Radio Now Compatible with Ford SYNC

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Slacker Radio, purveyor of internet jams, is now playing nice with Ford SYNC. As of this writing, you can download version 4.1.22 via BlackBerry App World to update your device. Slacker.com should be updated soon to allow for the download there as well. Once you’ve updated, bugs from prior versions will have been squashed and you’ll be able to blast music via Slacker on your BlackBerry and control it via In-Car Command and Control by Voice Using SYNC AppLink. Check out the press release below to see the compatible vehicles.
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Slacker Radio Adds Facebook Integration and Contest with Trips to Orlando, Vegas and More

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Slacker Radio is probably the most popular music service for BlackBerry and features a huge amount of device coverage along with an enormous library of music. The company has announced a new contest where if you use the Facebook integration feature and promote your music to your Facebook stream, you could win one of their many prizes. More after the break.
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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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What Apps Are Going to Perform Well on the BlackBerry PlayBook?

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The BlackBerry PlayBook is due to arrive in Q1 of 2011 and a lot of developers are plugging away at the SDK and thinking about what apps they’re going to build. At the BlackBerry Developer Group meeting here in Ottawa, Canada last night, we got a demonstration of the SDK by Anthony Rizk, founder of Zeebu Mobile and author of Beginning BlackBerry. The SDK looks incredibly simple and if your application is very graphics heavy (as is the case with BabyGO!), then porting your app to the PlayBook looks like a breeze. According to Anthony, writing the BabyGO! app for BlackBerry took about 2 weeks of development time, compared to about 4 hours for the PlayBook. Also, this 4 hours includes learning how to use the Flash tools which he had never used before.

But will BabyGO! be the type of app that users will be looking for when the PlayBook launches? Consider this: the PlayBook is launching after Christmas when most consumers who are interested in a tablet will have already purchased one. Those who are going to pick up a tablet will most likely be in enterprise, since it’s BES ready and a lot of employees who were normally locked out of the tablet market due to IT policies, will be able to bring their PlayBook on the network and start playing. A lot of these devices will still be locked down and in some organizations they may not be able to use any apps at all. There will also be a huge segment of users who don’t care about the iPad and are waiting for a PlayBook because they know their gadgets and they’re confident they’re buying a superior product.
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BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of September 13th

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We’re a little late on the roundup this week but it’s here nonetheless. Check it out!
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