It’s been a long time since we saw any big updates from Nobex and their Radio Companion application for BlackBerry smartphones. The Radio Companion app has always been one of my most used apps because I love my music and when I hear a good song on the radio, I open up Radio Companion and send it to myself. The Nobex team let me know they’ve updated the app to version 2.2.9 with the following changes:
- First, you’ll notice that there is a new look and feel to the application. It’s been streamlined and is much more user friendly.
- We’ve added in a new online search feature, which allows you to search for your stations and add them automatically without going through location or genre.
- The new “Sleep Timer” feature allows you to decide for how long you will listen to the radio – anywhere from 15 min to 2 hours.
- You can post your favorite song or station directly to your Facebook wall with a click of a button.
- In addition the streaming is much faster.
Besides for the above updates, Nobex continues to offer the following features:
- Works on ALL BlackBerry Smartphones
- Over 6700 playable stations from more than 100 countries around the world
- Playlist information for 2700 stations
- Purchase songs with a single click
- Get an email with links to buy the song on your PC
- Hear song snippets
Nobex Radio Companion is available for free from nobexrc.com or a premium version for $3.99/month in the store. The premium version allows for more customization with your own pictures, premium international content and access to a “My Account” page online. If you’re in need of a streaming radio application or just like to know what’s playing on your favorite stations, I highly recommend this app.