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FM Radio Coming to BlackBerry Q10, Q5, & Z30 but Not Z10 in Upcoming OS


I have been getting quite a few questions from users asking about the FM Radio in BlackBerry 10. I just wanted to confirm that as far as I know the FM Radio is only in the Q10, Q5, and Z30 models and some other yet to be announced models. The BlackBerry Z10 does not have the hardware to support the FM Radio. You also need to have headphones plugged in since they act as an antenna.

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I did like that the FM Radio in BlackBerry automatically scans for the available channels and lists them out but they do not get the call sign for the station. On the other hand they do get the current playing song name which is pretty cool. You can also favorite stations but you cannot delete them from the “local stations” listing.

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  1. So that wouldn’t work with a Bluetooth headset I gather…

  2. Not sure how useful this is but ok, can’t be a bad thing to have the feature.

  3. Happy!


  4. I would use this a lot as I don’t have highspeed internet (back country of Ontario…) and haven’t bothered to buy a radio. Hopefully it works with normal speaker cable and not just headphones.

  5. FM radio, Worldwide?

  6. Is fm radio feature on bb q10 valid worldwide?

  7. I thinks Z10 does have FM module

    Texas Instruments WL1273L Wireless Module (802.11a/b/g/n, WLAN, Bluetooth, and FM)

  8. my question is when

  9. I have blackberry q5 & didnt find FM radio so can any one help me with this regard that how can i tune FM radio.

  10. Call sign of station shows if you select the frequency in the top right of the screen.

  11. its in the Music app, local stations…

  12. Another F— you from BB to the faithful that bought the Z10 piece of S—. If it wasn’t for the Z10 buyers the company would have tanked. Thanks again BB

  13. Does the 1 Feb upgrade to Q10 include FM, and how would we know?

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