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Slacker radio does The Crash on Blackberry Curve

Problem solved! See update to this story.

Drat and double drat, I said, following the considerable amount of time it took to put Slacker radio’s app on my Blackberry Curve. It took about 15 minutes for the whole shebang to download and install, and then what? It played a tune for about a minute and crashed the whole darn operating system.

I patiently waited for my Blackberry to reboot, then tried again, thinking maybe that would fix the problem. The thing just bonked out again. Nuts.

It’s slow as poop too. Pandora is so much faster. But I’m trying the app again as I write this. Meanwhile I went over to Blackberry Cool today and it looks like I’m not the only one encountering this problem. Here’s what Ed had to report in his comments:

“Slow? Yes but also bugged up. It crashes my curve often. Still I think its great when it works. I never bothered with radio streams until slacker came out with their caching feature. I have deleted all my mp3 files from my media card to make room for stations.”

Ditto says Martin. “On a Curve the thing is almost unusable. The performance is dog slow and seems to tie up the whole device,” he notes. “I removed it figuring its probably designed for a Bold….”

Alas. But hmmm… When I fire the app up it says, “You’ll need an SD card to cache stations.” I think that might be the problem. More on this when I find out.

Meanwhile, Slacker whacked my system again. Doh!


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2 Responses to Slacker radio does The Crash on Blackberry Curve

  1. ilikepizza July 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm #

    yes – you need a SD card.

  2. P**d off Blackberry User October 12, 2010 at 7:48 am #

    You’re right. Mine keeps restarting too. Thinking of suing Slacker, at least for the cost of a new blackberry. Teach those a-holes a lesson! (I’m serious!). At the very least, I’ll tell my story everywhere and make sure no one uses that piece of s–t again or gives those criminals a dime!!!

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