BlackBerry Curve and Bold users will now be able to listen to over 50,000 global live Internet radio streams on WunderRadio. The regular price of the application will be $9.99 but users will be able to download a free trial version for 10 days. Instructions on how to download the application are available at www.wunderradio.com. Versions for the BlackBerry Tour and Storm will be available soon.
Awarded the title of Best iPhone Radio Application (terrestrial division) at this year’s MacWorld Expo and dubbed the “Best radio hub around” by Rolling Stone magazine, WunderRadio has already been downloaded by over 250,000 iPhone users who use it to listen to AM/FM and Internet radio stations from across the world. It is currently the number one paid radio application for Windows Mobile on Handango.
BlackBerry owners can now browse the enormous directory provided by RadioTime, to find radio stations that meet their needs and tastes, searching by location and over 400 different genres such as music, talk, sports, and entertainment. Users can save presets for faster tuning to their favorite stations and use the RadioTime Guide to automatically detect what is airing on their local stations, browse by affiliates like the BBC, Bloomberg or Sirius and search for specific programs or on-air personalities.
“With WunderRadio, BlackBerry users can utilize the built-in Twitter directory to connect with an on-air DJ, while streaming their favorite station in the background, and never miss an e-mail. It’s radio BlackBerry-style,” said Josh Carroll, President of Jeyo, the developer of the BlackBerry version of the software.
WunderRadio for BlackBerry allows users to listen to radio in the background while using other applications on the phone and elegantly handles incoming calls. It also provides playback of more media types including global broadcasts and podcasts – even connecting WunderRadio to your Bluetooth speaker system or headset.
“With the addition of the BlackBerry version, WunderRadio is truly becoming the new standard for listening to radio on mobile devices,” said Alan Steremberg, President of Weather Underground, the developers of the original application.
Bill Moore, CEO, Radio Time, explains: “WunderRadio leverages the RadioTime Guide to provide a wider selection of stations than any other tuner available for BlackBerries. Everything that made WunderRadio for the iPhone and Windows Mobile so popular is available for BlackBerry: the most comprehensive worldwide channel list, a wide range of audio formats, reliable listening and integration with your device.”