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Spotify Finally Launches an App for BlackBerry Handsets

Spotify for BlackBerry

Spotify is one service that I’m more than happy to throw £10 ($10) a month into. Having 15 million songs at your fingertips to stream on-demand is just fantastic, and with Spotify’s mobile applications, you can access all those tracks while you’re on-the-go from your smartphone or tablet.

While Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users have been enjoying Spotify’s mobile apps for some time now, Blackberry users were left out, and were forced to listen to the same old Abba tracks that they stored locally on their device the day they bought it. Until today, that is, because Spotify has finally launched an application for BlackBerry smartphones.

A preview release of the Spotify for BlackBerry application can be downloaded now from Spotify’s website, but there will be a final — fully tested — release hitting BlackBerry App World soon. Like Spotify’s other apps, you’ll need a Spotify Premium subscription to stream music to your mobile device, which costs $10/£10 per month. For that the BlackBerry application includes all of the Spotify mobile features we all love, including unlimited streaming, the ability to make playlists, cache songs for playing offline, star your favorite tracks, and scrobble music to Last.fm.

There is, however, one caveat to this: Not all BlackBerry devices are supported. Spotify says that its applications is currently compatible with the BlackBerry Bold 9780, Bold 9700, Curve 9300, Bold 9000, and the Curve 8520 on GSM networks. Some users have reported, however, that the app also works well on the new BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 running BlackBerry OS 7.

If you haven’t already tried out the Spotify service and you’re a BlackBerry user, now’s the perfect time to discover this awesome service. If you have already tried it, what do you think to Spotify for BlackBerry?

[via TechRadar]

 


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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