Music has been a part of our culture since the dawn of man, but these days the problem is finding new music to listen to. Thanks to piracy you can download pretty much anything that was ever recorded, but even if you did that, and listened to music from the moment you wake up to the second you fall asleep, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy everything that’s out there. Enter Slacker Radio, an online radio service that has a default set of stations (over 130 in total) created based on genres, but also allows you to type in the name of one of your favorite artists so it can create a station based around songs that are sonically similar. There are other services out there that do this, including Last.fm and Pandora, and I’d like to tell you what the difference is between the three, but I’m in Europe so I can’t access anything due to geographically enforce copyrights. On this side of the pond we’ve got Spotify though, so it’s not like we’re missing much. Owned.
Anyway, Slacker is at CES this year and they’re announcing that they’re going to bring their service to Symbian^3 devices next month. If you’ve got Nokia’s latest gear, you’ll be able to tune in. It’s the last smartphone platform to be supported since everything on the sun, including RIM’s BlackBery, have already had a version of Slacker released for their respective operating system.
“Nokia, the world’s biggest mobile phone maker has been a leader in the industry from the beginning,” said Steve Cotter, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Slacker. What took so long? Also note that slacker works in Canada so if you’re up there, living in America’s hat, you too can enjoy this service.