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anglosaxonite 10-27-2010 02:11 AM

App for BBC radio on Curve 8310 ?
Can anyone advise me about a suitable app to enable me to receive BBC radio on my Blackberry Curve 8310 in Germany? All I seem to find are apps for Canadian stations.

Thanks in advance for any advice !



JSanders 10-27-2010 06:28 AM

Try out

arieltf 10-27-2010 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by JSanders (Post 1668340)
Try out

FYI, is now

Same stuff, different look. ;-)


anglosaxonite 10-30-2010 03:49 AM

Thanks Ariel.

The service offfering is impressive and gratis !

I have accesed, registered and have selected the BBC stations etc. but I only get the player displayed and no further action - no sound and the cursor doesn't move.

Any ideas what I should try next? I seem to be almost there!



arieltf 10-30-2010 10:27 PM

I researched the problem and found that BBC changed their stream source from Real Audio to iPlayer. The streams from iPlayer is compatible with

Fortunately, BBC made a way to access iPlayer through the Blackberry. Point your Blackberry browser to BBC Mobile | BlackBerry Shortcut Applications and download the BBC Mobile shortcut. When you click on the shortcut, it should take you to a browser stream source directly from the BBC instead of through

Hopefully this works. I haven't tried it. :-)


anglosaxonite 10-31-2010 04:22 AM

Hi Ariel,

Thanks I checked the BBC site and found that I would need a BB OS of at least 4.2 to 5 i.e. BB bold 9700. I have already purchased the latter via eBAy so hopefully I will soon be on my way to successful BBC listening !

I much appreciate your good advice and will report on my success (or not)!



Frigiliana 10-31-2010 06:47 AM

Can you let us know how you get on , l too have just bought a 9700 through ebay and want to get BBC radio , i live in Spain so i think all i can receive is the World Service as Iplayer doesn't stream outside UK

anglosaxonite 10-31-2010 12:24 PM

Hi Frigiliana,
Thanks, I spent a large part of to-day trying to listen to BBC on my BB Curve 8310 (OS updated to 4.5) but with no success - I will be interested to hear about your experience with the BB bold 9700!
It is a frustrating experience and wastes a lot of otherwise productive time !



anglosaxonite 12-21-2010 08:46 AM

Re: App for BBC radio on Curve 8310 ?
Hi Frigiliana,

I have now managed to connect to the BBC world service via my BB Bold 9700 after very much perserverance. Download the blue BBC mobile app from the BBC website and then click on BBC world service -> listen live -> select Blackberry 900 series app from near the bottom of the webspage -> then it works ! It seems even to work with low band rates.
The standard BBC player which you can also download does not work for with my Blackberry.

Good luck !



anglosaxonite 01-20-2011 03:38 AM

Re: App for BBC radio on Curve 8310 ?
I have found that the Premier version of NOBEX radio (ca. $19.99/A) - a BB app - does allow me to access BBC and other stations in the UK e.g. BBC Radio Scotland etc. but this only works within the range of my WIFI/WLAN.

Outside of the WIFI/WLAN there is no reception unfortunately.

I am using a :bb: 9700 Bold.


Anglosaxonite (Germany)

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