Slacker Radio for BlackBerry
A newer version of Slacker Radio for BlackBerry is available.
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Full user review
"Love This App!!!"
Station Caching, Album Art Display, Preprogrammed Stations, Create your own station
Causes my Storm to reboot every once in a while. This maybe more of a Storm issue. App is not available for all MP3 players, GPS devices, etc.
I have been using Slacker Radio for about a month and am only sad it took me this long to discover it. I had used Pandora periodically on my Blackberry, but the signal disruptions when not in a good cell area made it more of a novelty than something to use on a regular basis.
I thought Slacker would be more of the same. That is until I discovered I could cache the stations on my Blackberry. This feature, in my opinion, turns Slacker from novelty to killer app.
Since I started using this, my MP3 player is sitting collecting dust. Most of my music listening is done while commuting to/from work in the car. Instead of using my MP3 player I connect my Blackberry to the stereo Aux jack and listen to cached music from Slacker. The cool part about this is that when calls come in the music shuts off and I can take the call via the cars bluetooth. Very cool!
For day to day use Slacker allows my to carry 1 less device and provides me with a much greater variety of music than I have available in my own collection. In terms of audio quality when listening via the Aux jack in the car, I detect no major difference between by D2 and the Blackberry. However, when listening via headphones the Blackberry is not in the same ball park as the D2 regardless of what headphones I use. Thus, the D2 still has a place in my gadget collection but now has a diminished role due to Slacker Radio.
One last note. I know that the platform differences make it prohibitive, but I think it would be great to have Slacker functionality (cache) on any device that you might want to use as a music player (any MP3 player, GPS devices, eReaders, etc.). If you like music Slacker on the Blackberry is a must have app.