Subscription satellite radio provider, XM Canada has announced plans to launch a Blackberry smartphone App for subscribers on its XM online+ service.

Available for download on April 12th, the app will be compatible with popular BlackBerry models such as the Storm, Bold, Tour and Curve.

Similar to the iPhone/iPod touch app released by XM in December, the Blackberry XM online+ App features include access to 100 XM channels at 128 Kbps; a Favourites function to save your most popular stations; Look around which lets you see the current channel line-up and what is playing on them; multi-tasking so you can listen to music and surf the web at the same time.

The Blackberry app will be a free download, however, in order to use it, XM satellite radio subscribers will need to spend an additional $3 per month to listen. If you are not an XM Canada subscriber, you can subscribe to the app only version for $8 per month.

At launch, the Blackberry App will be available for the following BlackBerry models: Bold 9000, Bold 9700, Curve 8900, Curve 8520, Curve 8530, Storm 9530, Storm 9550, Tour 9630.

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