The more streaming music on the BlackBerry, the better. We’ve been all over developments in this space, reviewing both the Slacker Radio and Pandora apps. The best part about those is that basic service is free, so you can listen to music for hours on end. But paid subscription services do have their advantages. Grooveshark, for one, is massively popular, and will get a review in the coming weeks. Today, though, we take a look at Rhapsody, which just released a BlackBerry app that ties into its unlimited music service. Rhapsody’s strength is its music library, which covers millions of songs. It also provides multiple ways to enjoy the library. You can search for your favorite artists, browse charts or genre, or even let Rhapsody take the reigns and listen to a streaming radio station. You also have the ability to stream songs from your desktop. The BlackBerry app is new, so it doesn’t have all the features that the iPhone version does. The main difference is that with the iPhone you can download songs and play them even when you don’t have cell signal. They claim that the feature is coming soon for Android, so presumably it will be coming along for BlackBerry, too. The Rhapsody app is free, but it’s useless unless you subscribe to the service. To that end you get a seven-day free trial, so you can see if this is something worth paying for. Once the trial expires the service costs $9.99 per month. You can get the Rhapsody app by going to http://labs.rhapsody.com/ from your BlackBerry browser.
Rhapsody unleashes its music library on BlackBerry users
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