Sprint is bringing FM radio to select Android and Windows Phone devices this year with the NextRadio tuner app. This move makes Sprint the first US carrier to herald FM radio in such fashion, and shows the amount of faith the carrier puts in a format some might say is already dead.
Sprint also revealed an application bundle for the Sprint Zone on Android dubbed "Entertain Me." The bundle will feature Sprint TV and Movies, Sprint Music Plus, Spotify, Slacker, iHeartRadio, Shazam, and Rumpus.
Apple just announced its new iPod nano (7th generation) MP3 player during the iPhone 5 event. The new iPod nano is 38% thinner than its predecessor, and now rocks a 2.5-inch multitouch display that is capable of playing widescreen videos. It's got support for the new Lightning connector, an FM radio tuner with recording capabilities, Bluetooth 4.0 built-in, and Nike+ pedometer support out of the box. If you're excited, you'll have to wait a while, as the new nano won't ship until October. You'll be able to get the 16GB portable media player for $149.
Check out our live iPhone 5 event coverage for all the details!
This Deal of the Day from eBay offers 84% off the Monster iCarPlay FM Transmitter for Apple devices. These let you play tracks from your iPod, iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad right through your car stereo. These usually sell for $119.95, and this deal brings it down to just $19, saving you a full $100.95. That's a discount of 84%. Even better? Shipping is free. If you're interested, head on over:
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For those who like to mix the old with the new, the Crosley Attic Radio Speaker will be a welcome gift. The working AM/FM tuner with analog display and large knobs promises clear tones through its AroundSound technology that eliminates “hot” spots no matter where it is placed. Even better, the 7.5 x 5.25 x 5.75-inch wooden radio doubles as a speaker for MP3 players or other audio components. You can get one for $98.00, but this is an online only price.
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Belkin is about to release a couple of gadgets for your iPhone while you are in transit. The TuneBase direct features a 3.5mm cable for connection on your car radio’s input jack and has a price of $69.99. The TuneBase FM has an integrated transmitter if your car has no auxiliary input and will be released in July for $89.99. Both mute when calls come in and can be used hands free.
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The unlocked iOrgaine F8 HiPhone combines TV and FM receivers, MP4 and MP3 playback, quadband GSM and Bluetooth connectivity. It also takes 2 SIMs at once and has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, preloaded software and a TF card slot with 1GB card included. The rechargeable 1800mAh Li-ion battery is good for 2.5 hrs. of talk time and 150 hours of standby. Pack that into a Meizu-like casing with an accelerometer and you have yourself quite a handy tool for $189.99.
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Pure has released a new tabletop digital audio system, the AVANTI Flow. It accesses DAB and FM radio, Internet stations and podcasts, and other streamed audio. You can also listen to tunes from your computer in hi-fi quality through its iPod dock that will work with most models. The Flow features Clearsound that utilizes class D amps and digital audio shaping technology. The system also has a subwoofer, an OLED display, 30 DAB and 10 FM presets, and is available now for £279.99 (~$404.00.)
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It’s been about a year since we heard about the Korean company Cowon, but the holidays tend to bring all the electronics makers out. Their newest MP3 Player is the S9 with a 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 480 x 272 pixels. With a 500MHz dual-core CPU, it features Bluetooth capability, an FM tuner, T-DMB digital TV, a G-Sensor accelerometer and an electronic dictionary. The player will have 55 hours of music or 11 hours of video playback and 350 hours on standby.
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If your favorite radio station streams on the web and you’re tired of listening through your computer, you’re in luck! SANYO has just introduced a WiFi-enabled internet audio interface that plays stations and podcasts from around the world without a subscription fee, enabling users to search by country or genre. The R227 features clock radio functionality, one button on/off, dual stereo speakers with external audio output, an Ethernet jack, a bundled remote and the ability to play standard FM stations if that’s your thing. It seems the unit will be marketed exclusively in Canada, featuring a black wood gloss finish and retailing for $219.99
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We have shown you a lot of bizarre radios, so we thought it was time to get back to basics. Boston Acoustics has released the Horizon Solo, their smallest tabletop radio with backlit blue LED. Place the 5 x 8 x 6-inch device vertically or horizontally or set it on its side for cramped quarters. The radio has 3 knobs for mode, volume, and tuning, and 2 buttons for dual alarms. The Solo also features a snooze bar, up to 20 presets, a stereo headphone jack, and an auxiliary and AM/FM antenna inputs. Choose between grey and white and look for a price of $99.99. An extra $9.99 will give you a colored front grill as well.
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