Research in Motion has launched BlackBerry Radio for a select group of beta testers. The app is designed to let you tune into mobile radio streams on your phone.

BlackBerry Radio works with multiple streaming radio services, which increases the chance that you’ll find the station you’re looking for. The app works with Slacker, Clear Channel radio streams, and other apps.

In fact, the app even lets you download other apps from within the BlackBerry Radio interface. For instance, if you find yourself listening primarily to Slacker stations, you can click a button to download Slacker Radio Premium.

The US version of the app also integrates with the BlackBerry Media ecosystem. For instance, you can find the BlackBerry Radio link from the music menu, and while you’re listening to music in BlackBerry Radio, you can click a button to buy songs from the Amazon MP3 app.

BlackBerry Radio should be available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for some users.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...