CES 2011: Slacker Radio brings streaming music to Symbian via Qt

CES 2011: Slacker Radio brings streaming music to Symbian via QtThose of us Nokia fans in the US have been bummed out with all of the overseas talk of Ovi Music and Spotify. We do have Mobbler (Last.fm support) for the Nokia N8, but it is always good to have options. On my Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7 devices I have been using the excellent Slacker Radio service and rather excited to reveal that Slacker is coming to Symbian^3 in February. Yes, us Nokia N8 owners in the US will finally get the ability to use Slacker Radio on our devices.

The Slacker Radio for Nokia client will support the following features:

  • Music library featuring millions of songs
  • High-quality stereo playback from any available wireless connection
  • Create custom artist stations based on artists or songs
  • Over 130 professionally programmed and customizable genre stations
  • View artist biographies and photos
  • View album art and read reviews
  • Rate songs as favorites
  • Ban songs and artists from stations

SlackerLogoThe Slacker Radio application will be available for free in February. It was developed using the Qt application development framework and should run on all Symbian^3 devices.

It is encouraging to see Slacker coming to Symbian and now I have my hopes set on Amazon or Barnes & Noble bringing their ebook clients to Symbian too.

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22 Comments to CES 2011: Slacker Radio brings streaming music to Symbian via Qt

spamouflage
January 5, 2011

Hope it’s also going to be available in Canada.

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Proco
January 6, 2011

Hello Matthew,

Is there any news @ CES-2011 over Meego and new Nokia smart-phones ?

thank you

JohnatNokia
January 6, 2011

@spamouflage Yes, will be available in U.S. and Canada.

Jeff Kohut
January 6, 2011

In a related note (I tried posting this on the contacts page for this site, but it just seems to hang when I submit):

Would you be able to do some testing of Adobe Flash Video functionality on N8 and publish results (i.e. CNN, National Public Radio, maybe even XM radio music player etc… Stuff that won’t work with Flash Lite but requires Flash 8.0 or above functionality?
If Flash 10.1 functionality works, N8 should be able to use XM radio online player (pretty popular in the U.S. at least).

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michael kagan
January 7, 2011

It would be nice if the could put things like slacker radio on some of the older devices like my E73 mode. It is my daily phone when I am working because I think it is a great phone but from time to time I change it out to my android phone because my E73 can’t do much multi media like my android phone does.

Woody
January 7, 2011

Since it’s in QT, couldn’t it be rather easily back-compiled for the N900? Wouldn’t that rock?

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