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Current BlackBerry 7 Devices Don’t Have FM Tuner – Future Devices Will…

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I am still trying to make heads and tails out of this new FM Radio API that showed up in the BlackBerry OS 7.1 Beta SDK. We ruminated about it a bit earlier today but now we have a tad bit more info. Eric pointed out to us in the comments that Mark Sahom, a Development Advisor at RIM, answered a key question about it. He was asked by Streak81 on the official support forums if he: “Can you provide a list of the devices that support the FM tuner?  Will current devices support this feature or is it reserved for future devices only?”

Mark responded that:

Current in market devices do not support the FM tuner.  It will be supported in future, yet unannounced device releases.

In other words that means that current BlackBerry devices do not have a built in FM tuner that will be enabled by BlackBerry 7.1 OS updates. It also means that there are some new BlackBerry 7.1 devices lurking behind the scenes. I have only heard faint rumors of any new BlackBerry 7 devices so I am really curious to learn what RIM is cooking up…

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  1. LOL, future OS7 devices? Are you seriour. RIM is official dumber then mud. How can they possibly be planning future JVM devices. I think i want to cry.

  2. I hope these future os 7 devices are for the curve line-up and not for the Bold – they need to come out with bbx!

  3. Sounds more like they don’t want to kill BB OS 7 as fast as some of us was hoping or anticipated.
    How far are they willing to go with this and why aren’t they focusing on BBX instead? or are they 😮

  4. Lies.. most of the devices have support, they’d just need to enable it. However; that said… the Curve 9360 is / was supposed to be one of the only ones they planned on enabling it on.

  5. FM tuner should be on BBX phones.

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