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FlyCast soars to BlackBerrys
Sunday, March 21, 2010
FlyCast, the popular streaming music app for the iPhone and iPod touch, just debuted on the BlackBerry smartphone. In case you haven’t tried out the service (available for free at Apple’s App Store on iTunes), FlyCast streams more than 1,000 online radio stations from around the world, divided into various genres, such as hip-hop, rock, alternative, dance, R&B, country, reggae, classical, and so forth. Many of the stations offer commercial- and DJ-free broadcasts.
What’s more, a handful of these terrestrial- and Web-based stations also let you skip back to the beginning of the track or forward to the next one. You can also view album art, song title and artist name for each track. Talk radio is available as well, including news, weather, podcasts, “old time radio” drama, and comedy episodes.
Last week, FlyCast announced that its app will be available for the BlackBerry Curve, Bold and Storm, offering the same lineup of music and talk stations as found in the iPhone and iPod touch versions. The company, based in Lancaster, Pa., says its mobile broadcast network is the first of its kind to be available for BlackBerry smartphones. BlackBerry users can download the app for free by visiting the FlyCast Web site.
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