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Spotify now available for Research In Motion BlackBerry mobile phones

Popular on-line music streaming service Spotify has announced a mobile application for RIM’s BlackBerry handsets, which is now available to download and use.

This is the first time the Spotify app has been made available for the BlackBerry mobile phones, where although this is only a ‘preview release’ it still offers a great deal of functionality.

The available features are access to a million songs instantly; offline playlists, for listen to music with no mobile connection; creating and syncing playlists; staring favourite tracks; searching for tracks, artists, album; browsing “What’s new” and “Top tracks”; scrobble tracks to and receiving music from friends via the inbox.

Spotify has stated it has tested the software a number of BlackBerry devices successfully, these include: the 9780 Bold, 9700 Bold, 9300 Curve, 9000 Bold, 8520 Curve.

The application only supports phones running on GSM networks, where the CDMA-network phones and Torch 9800 are currently not compatible.

This is is the sixth mobile application from the music streaming providers, with all of the major mobile operating system being catered for - including the BlackBerry OS.

A premium paid for subscription is still required for using Spotify on a mobile device, which costs £9.9 a month.

Spotify’s app for those BlackBerry devices is available now as a preview, where as soon as the final, fully tested version is released it will be downloadable from the BlackBerry App World.

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Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.