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  1. Serkle K's Avatar
    Hey folks!

    So I was fortunate enough to be the winner of the anniversary giveaway winner for the Motion. I received it the other day, and I'm still toying with it and exploring it before I drop my SIM in it to be my everyday device. I still have my Passport as well, and I use it mostly for an alarm clock and the radio tuner. Can anyone tell me if the Motion has one built in as well?

    Or would I have to download a radio app?
    03-16-18 02:34 PM
  2. coffee-turtle's Avatar
    Hey folks!

    So I was fortunate enough to be the winner of the anniversary giveaway winner for the Motion. I received it the other day, and I'm still toying with it and exploring it before I drop my SIM in it to be my everyday device. I still have my Passport as well, and I use it mostly for an alarm clock and the radio tuner. Can anyone tell me if the Motion has one built in as well?

    Or would I have to download a radio app?
    Yes, it has an FM Radio Tuner

    https://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_motion-8891.php

    By the way, any music/radio app will rely on an internet connection, whereas having a tuner means you can tune into live radio broadcasts with your headphones as the antenna. No internet needed.

    Congrats on the win! Enjoy!
    03-16-18 04:24 PM
  3. Elky64's Avatar
    Yes, it has an FM Radio Tuner

    https://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_motion-8891.php

    By the way, any music/radio app will rely on an internet connection, whereas having a tuner means you can tune into live radio broadcasts with your headphones as the antenna. No internet needed.

    Congrats on the win! Enjoy!
    Woudn't believe everything you read/see online. My Motion (BBD100-2) definitely doesn't have an FM Tuner or at least it is not enabled, can't comment on the other variants.
    03-16-18 04:39 PM
  4. jagrlover's Avatar
    Tap the clock to access the alarm
    03-16-18 04:41 PM
  5. JRCollie's Avatar
    I have BBD100-1 and BBD 100-6 and there is no FM tuner. I also did an electronic search of the full online User Guide and there is no mention of FM radio.
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    03-16-18 05:13 PM
  6. TI_Master's Avatar
    dialing *#2886# and selecting "MANU" offers a number of tests, including one for the FM radio, for what it's worth. I did determine that the fingerprint sensor appears to be made by Goodix, based on the diagnostics, also FWIW.

    I have a bbd100-2, during the FM test it cycles through 3 frequencies, none of which are active here. Would be really curious if this test locks a signal for those who might have a station on one of the channels.
    Last edited by TI_Master; 03-16-18 at 10:28 PM.
    03-16-18 09:08 PM
  7. jromep07's Avatar
    BBD100-1 no fm radio 😥
    03-16-18 09:23 PM
  8. melhiore's Avatar
    BBD100-1 no fm radio
    same here...
    03-17-18 11:30 AM
  9. jagrlover's Avatar
    How do you check?
    03-17-18 11:42 AM
  10. Booster008's Avatar
    dialing *#2886# and selecting "MANU" offers a number of tests, including one for the FM radio, for what it's worth. I did determine that the fingerprint sensor appears to be made by Goodix, based on the diagnostics, also FWIW.

    I have a bbd100-2, during the FM test it cycles through 3 frequencies, none of which are active here. Would be really curious if this test locks a signal for those who might have a station on one of the channels.
    Dude, I did the test and the FM tuner came on. Same results as you, the 3 freqs were just static, and I can't find a way to permanently enable the tuner.
    03-18-18 05:45 PM
  11. Elky64's Avatar
    Dude, I did the test and the FM tuner came on. Same results as you, the 3 freqs were just static, and I can't find a way to permanently enable the tuner.
    What you did here was just a test. Highly doubt there is a way for the "user" to enable as I'd suspect you'd need a firmware update to do that.
    03-18-18 06:15 PM
  12. Booster008's Avatar
    What you did here was just a test. Highly doubt there is a way for the "user" to enable as I'd suspect you'd need a firmware update to do that.
    Well, that test activated a tuner. It cycled through three different stations then deactivated. That tells me the capability is in the device. A firmware push may be the answer or you may have to download an app like iheart radio with an OTA radio option.
    03-19-18 12:48 AM
  13. Elky64's Avatar
    Well, that test activated a tuner. It cycled through three different stations then deactivated. That tells me the capability is in the device. A firmware push may be the answer or you may have to download an app like iheart radio with an OTA radio option.
    Mine shows three frequencies too with one being a local station in my area, nothing but static w/headphones plugged in. Also have gone through the rigors of installing several apps, even one that can supposedly tell if phone has tuner and/or is active, came up empty handed on all fronts. So my guess is only a firmware update is going to do the trick if indeed the Motion does have an FM chip but I'm questioning that aspect due to my test results.
    03-19-18 05:41 AM
  14. jromep07's Avatar
    pls update the firmware with radio tuner
    03-19-18 05:39 PM
  15. IntItOt's Avatar
    this is really disappointing ... Crackberry's supposed to be Blackberry's official support forum. Isn't there anyone out there who can help?
    My BBD100-1 (I'm in the UK) definitely has the FM tuner, it seems to work but the three frequencies in the test above don't correspond to UK radio stations. So does Blackberry have a proper FM tuner or does one exist for Android?
    Oh, by the way, what about DAB radio?
    Last edited by IntItOt; 04-09-18 at 09:23 AM.
    04-09-18 08:26 AM

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