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Aiming to Turn the Dial Away From the Verizon iPhone, RIM Announces BlackBerry Radio App

While much of the noise on Thursday is around the Verizon iPhone, Research in Motion is hoping that a few people will tune in to its news.

The company announced plans for BlackBerry Radio, a music discovery app that lets those with the latest BlackBerry operating system access both Internet and traditional radio stations and connect to the Amazon MP3 store to buy a song they like.

For now, it’s just a beta, available only to selected testers who are running BlackBerry 6 devices.

The announcement comes ahead of a developer event in San Francisco this afternoon. Mobilized will be on the scene for that as well.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus