The Internet radio provider announced that the program would feature cover art and album reviews, as well as artist bios. Although the competition in the area of streaming radio for mobile devices is turning tighter and tighter, users can still benefit from Slacker, as it enables them to store their favorite stations on a memory card that is reported to be able to increase the battery performance about five times when played back and not constantly streaming music.
The service has been currently made available only for BlackBerry users in the United State. At the same time, only users running OS 4.3 and up on their devices are able to enjoy the service. Currently, Storm is not on the support list, but it is expected to get there after a software update will be released.
Slacker promotes its Radio for BlackBerry customers as a free service that allows them to listen to over 100 stations created by music experts, while also letting them create their own stations directly from their handsets. According to the provider, it offers high-quality stereo sound over any connection. Music can be stored on the device so that users can listen to it even when their phone is not connected, and songs will play even when other applications run at the same time.