Slacker Launches Updated Radio Application for Debut of BlackBerry App World
New Slacker Radio App for BlackBerry Smartphones Now Offers Song Lyrics and Bluetooth Support
LAS VEGAS – April 1, 2009 – Slacker, Inc. today announced the availability of a new version of the Slacker Radio application for the BlackBerry® BoldTM, BlackBerry® CurveTM series, BlackBerry® PearlTM series, BlackBerry® PearlTM Flip and BlackBerry® StormTM smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM). The free application is available on BlackBerry App WorldTM (www.blackberry.com/appworld) announced today.
The updated Slacker app gives users* new features, including viewing song lyrics, creating custom stations based on specific songs and Bluetooth® support. The Bluetooth capabilities let music lovers listen to their favorite Slacker radio stations with stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals.
Slacker is the only Personal Radio service that enables listeners to store their favorite stations on their phone’s memory card so they can listen whether they are connected to a wireless network or not. Cached stations also boost battery life and improve performance.
The Slacker Radio App delivers the same award-winning features as the online service. BlackBerry owners can listen to over 100 expert-programmed Slacker stations and create their own custom stations with all of their favorite artists and songs. Listeners can also read detailed artist biographies, album reviews and now lyrics for songs, providing a powerful resource for music discovery.
“We received phenomenal feedback from our initial BlackBerry smartphone app,” said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. “We listened to our customers in creating enhancements that make finding and listening to their favorite music even better than before. We’re excited to have our latest version launch with the debut of BlackBerry App World.”
The Slacker Mobile app works with the free Slacker Basic Radio service and Slacker Radio subscription services.
Slacker Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones offers:
- Station caching – play music even without a network connection
- Free music library featuring millions of songs from thousands of artists
- High-quality stereo playback from all streaming wireless connections (including Wi-Fi®) and cached stations
- Over 100 professionally programmed genre stations
- Create custom stations by searching for artists or now also by song title • 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
Pricing and Availability
The Slacker Personal Radio Mobile application for BlackBerry smartphones is available immediately as a free download on BlackBerry App World or by visiting Slacker.com from your BlackBerry® Browser. Viewing complete song lyrics is available only to Slacker Radio Plus subscribers. Free Slacker Basic radio listeners will be able to preview song lyrics.
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 and mobile phones. Visit www.slacker.com for more information.