Amazon has launched a public beta of its Amazon MP3 music store for BlackBerry. The company has been offering an MP3 download store for Android devices for the past few years, making it just about as easy to purchase and download music on Android phones as it is to grab music on an iPhone using iTunes.
While I haven’t had a chance to check out the BlackBerry app for myself, the Inside BlackBerry blog has a detailed walkthrough.
The app lets you search for music by artist or title, or you can browse by new songs, albums, top songs or albums, or genre. There are also featured free songs every day. You can listen to 30 second previews of songs before you decide to spend your hard-earned cash on them.
You can configure the app to download songs over 3G, or to hold off on downloading your tracks until a WiFi connection is handy. You can also tell the app to only download over the air when you’re not roaming.
Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry supports Facebook and Twitter integration, as well as BlackBerry Messenger, email and SMS, which allows you to let other people know what you’ve been downloading.
You’ll need a phone running BlackBerry OS 5.0 and up to run Amazon MP3, and the service is only available in the US right now. You can download the app from the BlackBerry App World.