Nokia MixRadio App is replaced with Slacker Internet Radio for Lumia 710 T-Mobile version

Nokia MixRadio

TWICE aka This Week In Consumer Electronics reports that the Nokia MixRadio App will not be preloaded in Lumia 710 T-Mobile version. Chris Weber Nokia US lead said that “The $49 Lumia 710 will become the “hero” phone in the carrier’s winter promotion campaign”. He also added that the phone will be out on Jan. 11 and the phone will support T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G  network. As we reported earlier Nokia’s operation “Rolling Thunder” of bringing back Nokia’s glory in US, Nokia will  introduce broad portfolio products in the U.S. at many price points serving multiple user experiences with multiple carriers. He also promised a 4G LTE-equipped Windows Phone in 2012.

 

When talking about the special apps in the Lumia 710 he said that the Lumia 710 comes with two globally exclusives apps like ESPN Hub and Nokia Drive. But the Nokia MixRadio which is Nokia’s free mobile music-streaming application offering hundreds of music channels as well as off-line listening will not be pre-loaded in the Lumia 710 T-Mobile version. Instead of that Nokia will provide free Slacker Internet radio app.

 

About Slacker Radio info from Wikipedia :

Slacker Radio is an interactive Internet radio service available in the US and Canada. Listeners can access the service on the web, through mobile apps on multiple smartphones as well as on Slacker Personal Radio Players and other devices. It allows users to create and share customized music stations. Slacker allows users to customize one of their programmed stations (for instance, Top hits) or start with music similar to an artist or song, and then customize that. In April 2009, the service had over 2.4 million songs, organized into over 100 programmed stations and 10,000 artist stations

Nokia MixRadio
This Slacker Radio app was custom built as a seamless extension of the Windows Phone 7 interface. The panoramic design makes it easy to navigate to your favorite genre stations and to artist biographies, album reviews and more. With millions of songs from thousands of artists, Slacker Radio is the best way to discover new music and hear your favorite songs.

  • Free application and free service
  • Exclusive panoramic interface
  • Over 150 expert-programmed stations
  • Displays album art, reviews and bios
Looks like the Slacker Internet Radio is not that bad compared to Nokia MixRadio but we will miss offline listening anyway. Let us know about your views about this in the comments section.

 

Via Twice