Slacker 3.0 released in the US!
Well Slacker fans here it is! I have to say this is a great update. They have completely redone the UI in this version. It IMHO is much better looking. So far no glitches. They seemed to have fixed the issue with the sound going quiet when you would open another 3rd party app. Now back to the UI, it looks much more like a droid or Iphone interface. With Slacker being one of the top rated radio apps for Blackberry this was a much needed UI update.
One thing to be aware of now is that if you want to take advantage of the new wireless station caching(or even wired), you have to upgrade to a paid Slacker Plus account. So if you don't want to pay for a Plus account and need station caching you might want to stay with version 2. Below is the full list of new features in 3.0.
Slacker Radio 3.0 for BlackBerry smartphones:
- Updated interface
- Faster application startup time
- Significantly smaller application size
- Improved touch interface for BlackBerry Storm
- Greatly improved battery life
- New settings menu options
- Tabbed info view for lyrics, reviews and biographies
- Context Aware - click a highlighted artist name in a text message or email to enable direct launch of a related Slacker station
- Create custom stations based on artists or songs
- View album art and photos
- Rate songs as favorites
- Ban the songs and artists you don't like
Slacker Radio 3.0 with Slacker Radio Plus:
- Wireless station caching - listen to Slacker Radio without a Wi-Fi or mobile network connection
- Greatly improved battery life on cached station playback
- Auto Station Refresh - effortlessly updates cached stations overnight
- Unlimited song skipping
- Ad-free listening
- Complete song lyrics
- Unlimited song requests for creating stations