rad.io App Launches for BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

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radio.de GmbH is aiming for international growth and appeal to business professionals.

radio.de GmbH, operator of the international radio platform rad.io, and its European offshoots radio.de, radio.fr and radio.at, today launches its app for BlackBerry® 10 smartphone customers. The app is now available as a free download on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/30838898/).

The rad.io app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones provides direct access to more than 10,000 local and international stations, online radio and podcasts. It allows customers to listen directly to their favourite radio stations and discover the entire bandwidth of the world of radio. In the design of the app, particular attention was paid to ensure easy navigation through the list of radio stations available. Listeners receive recommendations based on their individual listening preferences and editorial tips offering variety and inspiration.

rad.io is accompanying the current changes to radio in the media sector and providing an innovative platform for radio stations to increase their coverage. rad.io is transforming the browser and the smartphone into a radio device.

“BlackBerry 10 is an exciting platform for app developers in all international markets. Above all, it was the outstanding technical stability of the platform and the strong target group of business professionals that convinced us to launch rad.io on the BlackBerry 10 platform. The new app is an important building block for our international growth,” explains Bernhard Bahners, Managing Director of radio.de GmbH.

Five years after its launch, the international radio platform rad.io has had 10.5 million app downloads and 9.9 million monthly website visits worldwide.

You will find printable press images of the rad.io app and logos at: http://corporate.radio.de/presse/downloads/IO.

About radio.de GmbH

The audio service rad.io makes internet radio easy and accessible – using a browser, mobile via the iPhone/iPod touch, iPad, on Android smartphones, Windows Phones and at home on the Logitech Squeezebox. With rad.io users receive direct access to over 10,000 German and international radio stations, online radio and podcasts. Six years after it was founded the service has had more than 10.5 million app downloads and 9.9 million website visits worldwide and is represented in the app stores all over the world in 20 languages.

The regional version radio.de is the biggest radio platform in Germany, with over 15 million website and mobile visits every month. The German apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone have already been downloaded more than 6.5 million times. The international roll-out started in 2008, with radio.at in Austria and radio.fr in France, and has continued with the rad.io brand on an international level. radio.de GmbH, which is based in Hamburg, was established in 2007.

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