- CrackBerry Abuser
01-22-2013, 01:53 PM #26
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- 01-22-2013, 03:13 PM #29
Ok, just to add to this mess. My wife has an HTC Inspire, it DOES NOT "technically" have FM Radio. What it DOES have is an app that allows you to recieve the FM Radio signal using your headphones as the antenna, then the app interperates the signal and plays the output for you. So "technically" it DOES NOT have "FM Radio", it has an app that does that.
She also still has her old Sony Walkman phone that she STILL dearly loves. It DOES have FM Radio on it, along with a pretty nifty mp3 capability. To her, it was exactly what she wanted. A phone that could double as a Walkman when at work and the gym. Sadly, that model is long outdated now and nothing has come along that does this as well and as simply.
- 01-22-2013, 03:19 PM #30
Re: FM radio on BB10?
It's not bad to have. I use the FM Tuner on my EVO LTE from time to time, and freeze it when not in use.
It isn't high on my list of must-haves, but completely understand why some folks like it.
We don't know for sure that the new devices DON'T have em, do we?
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- 01-22-2013, 03:26 PM #31
I think we can safely bet that it will not have an FM reciever built in. Most everything has gone the way of iHeart or Pandora apps to handle that, which doesn't handle things like "I'm at the gym and want to hear the tv in front of my bike".
- 01-22-2013, 04:10 PM #33
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They just have to hook up the chipset with an antenna --- which like all 1980's-1990's Walkman, it is always the wire on your headphone that acts as the antenna.
- 01-22-2013, 04:33 PM #34Sent from my Z10
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- CrackBerry Abuser
01-22-2013, 07:09 PM #35
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01-22-2013, 11:19 PM #36
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Here's the thing that most people here are missing: even if the chipset has an FM receiver built in, the API's have not been released for it's use, so there will be no app for it since we can't talk to it. We have been given the gold release and as far as I know, there are no FM radio API's in it...
I seriously doubt it will be there.BB Bold 9700 on T-Mobile bridged to 64GB Playbook (The pair handles 98% of my computing needs!)
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- 02-11-2013, 11:57 AM #41
Well, I for one am really VERY dissapointed that BlackBerry decided to not add FM Radio to the Z10.
It is a really great way to keep up with news and sport and not burn through your bandwith, and surely a very inexpensive thing to add.
Hopefully someone at Blackberry realises that almost all Android phones (outside US it seems) do have them, and for lots of people this really is a dealbreaker (much better to carry one device around).
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- CrackBerry Genius
03-23-2013, 01:13 AM #43
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If you consider the business user base of BlackBerry phones, I'd like to see an AM radio on the phones. AM radio is typically home to talk shows, news, politics and business discussions. Business people would surely like to be able to listen to this.BlackBerry Z10 on Bell Canada
- 03-23-2013, 06:03 PM #44
I know the BlackBerry 7 Curve line had radio support. Not sure if it was FM/AM or just FM, but it's a nice feature to have.
Even my now ancient Zune HD had radio support, although HD radio, whatever that was, wasn't in Canada at the time.
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