delivers music, talk, weather, and traffic to your PC, Mac, and your portable devices — including the iPhone/iPod Touch, BlackBerry Curve, Bold, Storm, and G1. In nine months, the service has grown from a mere 80 channels to now offering over 1000 options.
FlyCast differentiates itself from other free offerings such as Pandora and Slacker internet radio by also supporting terrestrial radio channels, as well as promoting a time-shift feature they call . They have just released a public beta of FlyCast 2.0 for the BlackBerry Curve, Bold and Storm (Sorry, no Pearl 81XX or Pearl Flip support on this particular version as the screen needs to be at least 320 pixels wide) .
Continue reading for a summary of the new and improved features — and link to the beta application.
FlyCast 2.0 offers the following new features:
1) Station Recording as you listen (microSD card required) and save to your “My Recordings” station.
2) Access your own music collection (stored on microSD), directly in FlyCast through the Music Library option so you do not have to exit the application to play your own tunes.
3) Once you hit the limit of recording space on your microSD card, the oldest recorded tracks are removed to make room for the new songs.
4) FlyBacks: When you tune into a station you will see an option for “FlyBacks”. FlyBacks allow you “burst record” so thu at you can save station content over the cellular connection, or WiFi, and then be able to listen to the station when you may be without a data connection (like while on a plane). This feature most closely competes with Slacker Radio’s own station caching feature, which also allows users to save station content.
FlyCast 2.0 for BlackBerry requires device OS 4.3 or higher. To get the public beta, please go tofrom your BlackBerry browser.