Most attempts at subscription music have failed miserably, and pundits have assumed that’s because consumers aren’t interested in subscription audio. A little company called Slacker may be proving that assumption wrong – it’s all about the consumer experience, and what consumers don’t like is lame consumer experience.
We’ve had the new Slacker G2 in our lab for a couple of months, and it’s very compelling. This week at CES, Slacker announced a FREE (to consumers – ad supported) version of Slacker radio that works on BlackBerry phones.
Songs are streamed or cached on your phone for playing offline. We’ve been using the private beta, and the BlackBerry app, though a little rough around the edges is great. It also helps you see a potential for similar services in video, which is why we’re watching it closely.
In addition to the news regarding Slacker Mobile for the BlackBerry, FlyCast announced a client for the Android/T-Mobile G1 and desktop players for Windows PCs and Mac.
Where to see it:
- BlackBerry: South 4 36206