CES 2009: Slacker Now Available for Blackberry

Will make this one short and sweet, since the title is pretty descriptive. Just in time for CES, Slacker has announced their new Blackberry App. The Slacker Mobile app brings the popular music serve to your favorite smartphone as long as your running Blackberry’s OS 4.3 or up.

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 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.