The BlackBerry nation will be happy to know there's finally news of a Spotify app available to you for download. Spotify is rolling out a download of the app for users of Spotify Premium, the paid monthly subscription of its streaming music service and access to the Spotify library of around 15 million songs.
You get the standard features: create and sync Spotify playlists, searchability, offline music and the Spotify library. The app is available as a download directly from Spotify right now and will arrive at BlackBerry App World soon. It's available to 9780 Bold, 9700 Bold, 9300 Curve, 9000 Bold and 8520 Curve users. They're calling this a "preview release" which means that you're helping them in the final phase of testing, but should generally get a workable app. Now's your big chance to be an early adopter of free BlackBerry apps!
Unless you own a BlackBerry, which at this point you're probably saying "Finally!," you might be wondering why Spotify is even offering a Blackberry app given the decline of the device and the recent bad press around its network going down: there's still millions of Blackberry users out there all over the world.
Spotify just recently hit the 1 million user mark in the U.S. alone, with general estimates on Spotify Premium users at a little under 200,000. This is all since the Spotify U.S. launch in July. They face an ongoing challenge with secret tracking cookie that's still unresolved, but there's a great new third-party service available called Echofi, which makes a Pandora Radio-like experience out of Spotify.
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