Slacker Personal Radio for BlackBerry now available!! Free download!

January 8, 2009 | By | 15 Comments

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Today from CES 2009 Slacker announced the release of their BlackBerry application. We first talked about Slacker months ago and as of today you download it for free! Slacker offers over 100 different genres of music with over 1 million songs. Slacker supports any BlackBerry with OS 4.3 or higher. Support for the BlackBerry Storm isn’t available yet but its coming soon. Two things recommended for using Slacker are an unlimited data plan on your BlackBerry and a micro SD memory card to store stations. Details on Slacker can be found here.

To download Slacker on your BlackBerry simply open your web browser and visit Slacker.com from there follow the install link.

Press Release from Slacker:

Slacker Announces Availability of Mobile Radio Application for BlackBerry Smartphones

Exclusive station caching feature guarantees playback everywhere while also dramatically boosting battery life and performance

LAS VEGAS – January 8, 2009 – Slacker, Inc. today announced the availability of the free Slacker Mobile application for BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM). BlackBerry smartphone users* can now hear their favorite Slacker radio stations wherever they go, whether they are connected to a wireless network or not – a Slacker Mobile feature exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones. The application, which is compatible with BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.3 and higher is available as a free download by visiting Slacker.com from your BlackBerry smartphone.

The Slacker Mobile application provides BlackBerry smartphone users in the U.S. with a personalized music discovery and listening experience pulling from over 100 expert- programmed Slacker stations, over 10,000 artist stations or a nearly unlimited number of the listener’s own custom-created stations.

Slacker station caching, an exclusive feature for BlackBerry smartphones, enables mobile listeners to store favorite stations on a memory card, allowing Slacker music service to play without a network connection while boosting battery life 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.

The groundbreaking Slacker music service enables listeners to enjoy Personal Radio stations and hear their favorite music without ever having to manage playlists or research new artists. Included in the Slacker application for BlackBerry smartphones are detailed artist bios and album reviews for each song that is played, providing the ultimate resource for music discovery. The Slacker Mobile application works with the free Slacker Basic Radio service, along with Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio subscription offerings.

“Slacker Mobile makes your BlackBerry smartphone the ultimate personal radio player,” said Dennis Mudd, CEO of Slacker. “And because of our caching technology, BlackBerry owners can play their personal radio stations everywhere, even on subways and planes, with much better battery life and faster song skipping than is possible with streaming stations.”

“Our new BlackBerry smartphones provide truly impressive audio and video performance that allows the smartphones to serve as powerful and conveniently accessible personal entertainment devices for consumers and business users alike,” said Jeff McDowell, Vice President, Global Alliances at Research In Motion. “With access to millions of songs and easily customized programming, it’s no surprise that people are excited by this new application.” Slacker Personal Radio, available online at www.Slacker.com, enables listeners to personalize over 100 professionally programmed stations or create, edit and share their own Personal Radio stations. Slacker listeners also have easy access to artist profiles, album reviews and cover art on the web, with the Slacker G2 portable and now on BlackBerry smartphones.

Slacker Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones offers:

  • Free music library featuring millions of songs
  • High-quality stereo playback from cached stations and all streaming wireless connections
  • Over 100 professionally programmed genre stations
  • Create custom artist stations
  • Station caching for music playback anywhere, greatly improved battery life and accelerated application performance
  • 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

Pricing and Availability The Slacker Personal Radio Mobile application for BlackBerry smartphones is available immediately as a free download by visiting Slacker.com from your BlackBerry web browser or visit www.slacker.com/blackberry for more details.

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About Slacker, Inc.

Slacker is the world’s first Personal Radio company offering “Your Radio Everywhere.” Slacker allows music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site or on the go with Slacker Personal Radio players. Visit www.slacker.com for more information.

*The Slacker Personal Radio Mobile application is currently available for U.S. customers only. Slacker Mobile for BlackBerry is available for BlackBerry smartphones running operating system 4.3 or higher with the exception of the BlackBerry Storm which will be fully supported in a future release.

Slacker and Slacker.com are registered trademarks of Slacker, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.  RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

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  • brian

    Blackberry 8350i only shows a white screen after loading slacker please help

  • will

    It is not loading properly on 9000 Bold. It just stays at the site loading screen

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  • its quiet

    It loads the cover art on my 4.3 Pearl but then an error message says try back later. Is it up? Is it down? Seems like its a great app, but it no workie.

  • howardcohensells

    Watch out with the new version of slacker for the Storm.
    I suggest YOU DO NOT CACHE. I started to get messages taht the staions taht were cached had to switch to streaming. Then my device froze, then the device shut down and when it started up
    I got an error message telling me taht my 8 gig memory card was no longer formatted. Along with the fact taht I lkost half of my contacts, appointments, all my stored music, ringtones and over 120 photos. Verizon replaced the unit, but I WOULD NEVER EVER USE SLACKER IN CACHE MODE AGAIN. I informed Slacker, it is now one week and NO RESPONSE from them. TAKE THIS UNDER ADVISEMENT.

  • Krystal

    Slacker raio for 8130 pearl. I loaded it but it wont work keeps saying buffering? Please help I have an sd card and data plan

  • jimmy

    I downloade the slacker on my bbcurve and created an account but when I go to sign in it is failing giving me a error saying that the account can’t be saved cause the directory is full can some one help with this email me at jimmyb445@gmail.com

  • howardcohensells

    I still have never received any reply or feedback from Slacker about the issues I reported almost one month ago, all I can add is that Slacker…you truly are a SLACKER>

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  • Derek

    I am having real problems also with slacker. I can get about 5 minutes of listening time and then it shuts down my phone and causes it to re-boot…a real pain. Until Slacker fixes the problems I would avoid buying the upgrade.

  • Carlos

    Hey I can’t download for my blackberry curve.

  • trav

    Cool it very nice

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