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Nobex Radio Companion Updated with New UI, Online Search and Facebook Integration

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Nobex Radio Companion has been updated to version 2.2.9 with a new look and feel and well as a more streamlined user experience. Other features that have been added to the app include a new online search feature that lets you search for your stations and add them automatically without going through location or genre. The app also now has a sleep timer feature that lets you set the app to play from 15 minutes to 2 hours. One of the cooler new features is the ability to post your favorite song or station to your Facebook wall as well. Check out the new Nobex Radio Companion in App World.

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Slacker Demos Upcoming On-Demand Features and Deeper Search at Pepcom 2010

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Slacker was at Pepcom 2010 demonstrating an upcoming update to the app/platform that is rolling out in October. The newest features to the app include On-Demand service, deeper search for artists, albums and genres, better integration with the Torch and BlackBerry 6 and more options for building and managing your stations/playlists.

Slacker has grown to a behemoth database of music that caters to a wide range of tastes. I like to test the app with obscure bands and remixes and as time progresses the database gets easier to search. For example, you used to not be able to find Chromeo remixes in Slacker, but now there’s a DJ whose job it is to hunt down these tracks and put them up. One such guy on the Slacker team is @partyben. Check him out in the Slacker forums. If you don’t like his stuff, you can always browse the forums, find admins who share similar music tastes, and maybe they’re on Twitter sharing their updates.

If RIM bought Viigo for its RSS and feed aggregation, what about RIM buying Slacker to compete in the music space? They are after all on a buying streak. More screenshots after the break.

We’ll have a deeper look at these features with a walkthrough coming soon.

Grooveshark for BlackBerry Available on Subscription

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Grooveshark have announced their streaming music service is available for BlackBerry. To use the app, you must have a VIP account with Grooveshark which will cost your $3 per month. With companies like Kik and Slacker providing free streaming music, Grooveshark is going to have a tough time convincing users to pay. For your subscription, you get the following features:

  • Play “any” song instantly.
  • Save and make playlists.
  • Radio.
  • Listen offline.

Go to Grooveshark.com from your BlackBerry to download the application. You’ll have to get a premium account as well.

Nobex Radio Companion adds more language support and stations

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Nobex Radio Companion has gone v 1.9.7 and they have some great updates for those whose native tongue isn’t English.

With this latest version, Nobex now supports French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. In addition, they have now reached around 3000 playable stations from all corners of the globe.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Nobex, the application is a streaming radio service that features:

  • Over 2000 radio stations around the world.
  • See the playlist of over 2700 radio stations.
  • Get Songs or Ringtones with a single click.
  • Get an email with links to buy the song on your PC.
  • See Lyrics of any song – they can even scroll in sync with the song!
  • Read Song and Artist Info.
  • Hear Song Snippets.
  • Access the My Account page to upload pictures to be shown within Nobex Radio Companion and to see your favorite song list.

Nobex Radio Companion is available for a monthly subscription of $3.99.

Slacker Radio Comes to the BlackBerry Storm – Officially!

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Slacker today announced the availability of the free Slacker Mobile application for the BlackBerry Storm. Slacker Radio, which is optimized for the handset’s unique touch screen, and can be used in both vertical and horizontal modes, is available as a free download by visiting Slacker.com from your BlackBerry Storm.

Slacker station caching, an exclusive feature for BlackBerry smartphones, enables listeners to store favorite stations on a memory card, allowing the Slacker Mobile application to play without a network connection, reducing battery life consumption by up to 5 times that of streaming playback and enhancing application performance. In addition, BlackBerry smartphone enthusiasts can enjoy Slacker Personal Radio while doing other tasks such as emailing, instant messaging or web browsing (sorry iPhone).

As you know, I’m a big fan of Slacker. Now, my BlackBerry Storm friends can share in the same level of excellence from Slacker Radio that I have enjoyed for weeks. The link was scheduled to go live at 8 AM ET, but it appears to already be functional.  If you’re in the USA (sorry Canucks), have a BlackBerry Storm or other BlackBerry with OS 4.3 or better, head over to www.slacker.com on your BlackBerry and download the free application. Hit us up in the comments with your thoughts.

Slacker Radio Plus Subscription Winners!

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It seems that Slacker has really been a hit for the BlackBerry kids out there! We received an astounding 144 responses to Monday’s post giving away a one month subscription to Slacker Radio Plus. Due to the overwhelming response, we took a little extra time to talk to our friends over at Slacker and FortyThree to ask for more licenses. Guess what? They doubled up, so now twenty of you will be receiving a one month subscription to Slacker Radio Plus! So here are your twenty winners, congratulations!

Matt
Piano123
Clint
JerryD
Al
Marty
brayndeded
MaDGirL
skelzer
Kevin Stephenson
Dean G.
conedude13
mischaka
Stacey
Angie C
Chad D
Leena
ATLcrackberry
Jerry H Browning
Corey

Each winner will be contacted by BlackBerryCool and/or Slacker; if not, please post a comment to let us know. Thanks to everyone who participated, and a big thanks again to Slacker and FortyThree, for helping us take care of our music junkies!