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FM Radio coming to Windows Phone 8 in a few months

0. phoneArena 26 Mar 2013, 09:59 posted on

The FM radios on today's smartphones are rarely used for a number of reasons. For starters, our handsets now offer plenty of storage and can playback all kinds of media. Besides, there's always Spotify or Pandora for those times when data limitations aren't present. Oh, and of course, some smartphones (ahem, iPhone, ahem) don't support FM radio reception at all due to hardware restrictions. Yet the good old FM radio will be making a comeback, it seems, at least on some Windows Phone 8 smartphones...

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posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:29 14

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


i love radio

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 19:26

13. akki20892 (Posts: 2667; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


more to come in next updates.......!!! something cool can't wait

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:33 6

2. alterecho (Posts: 961; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


About time... If i remember correctly almost every WP8 shipped, regardless of manufacturer, has the FM hardware residing inside.

That 'flip to mute ' functionality has been present in Nokia's Symbian phones for a long time. Its very useful indeed. Just turn the phone and it silences alarms, calls, and a few others.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:41 2

3. user996 (Posts: 162; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


is there any information about FM Transmitter?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 11:25

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


never seen those units in any handset after the N-Series

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 01:01 1

15. mousesports (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Nokia C7 have Fm transmiter ! I hope soon got for my L920

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 09:33

17. user996 (Posts: 162; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


not only N-series have this feature C7 E7 701 and X2-02 also have it :))

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 23:31 2

14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


I want the FM transmitter more than FM Radio, my N8 had it, and until now i had to carry that phone when i want to stream music to my car audio system because bluetooth is not available (for a 2013 model high spec/Grade E Honda City goddammit)...

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 11:26 1

5. Kreft (Posts: 81; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


Awesome. I've been waiting for this for a while!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 11:30 3

6. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 947; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


I don't listen to FM radio much anymore, but why not enable the feature if my Lumia 920's hardware will support it? Sounds like a good deal to me :o)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 12:27

7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Finally after long years of wait WP8 gets FM radio.
How so sad, but then good news!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 16:30 6

9. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 947; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Yes, long years of waiting. That's how the rest of us feel, waiting for you to grow up ;o)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:52

10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Surely UrbanPhantom
Really waiting for WP9 and the "NOKIA LUMIA 940" Will be liking or maybe loving it like Android, til then hard to say!
™®©

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 13:00 7

8. kamen (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


PA.com, in each article you write for radio you try to convince us that FM radio is dead. Well, it is not. Judging by most comments it is still alive and kicking. If you do not believe me, setup a poll do you listen to: Radio, Player, Online streaming, none with multiple checkmarkas.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 18:07 1

12. jroc74 (Posts: 3980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I agree. FM Radio isnt dead. Just for local stations alone it isnt dead. I like the talk shows, morning and evening.

The Tune In Radio app has gotten better....but it still doesnt get all the local stations. Its funny cuz the app is better than the website. On my PC I have to go to individual stations sites at times to get their station.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 18:05

11. jroc74 (Posts: 3980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Ok.....WP just got a lil more attention from me.

I miss the FM Radio fron my Droid X1. I almost got a Bionic, and I'm still to this day thinking about getting one....just for the FM Radio...

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 06:14

16. 7thspaceman (Posts: 900; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


windows Phone 8's blue update will surly make the windows smart phones up to par
with other smart phones. what Microsoft also needs to do now is to make the modern UI tiles have rounded off corners and look more aero dynamic so Windows screens wont have those ugly tiles. windows 8 on desktops and laptops,. smart phones and tablets need a face lift real bad they need fancy looking art filled tiles instead of the homely looking sharp cornered tiles they have today. Yoo Microsoft it's not the technology of the Modern Ui tiles people hate it's the fact the tiles need to have rounded off corners and art work in them so the modern Ui interface looks good to the human eye. you will sell more Windows modern UI products if you learn what all good artists know and that is People like
rounded off objects more than boxy rectangles and squares. Microsoft please get some
ART Sense into your technology. I like the Modern UI tiles tech but damn round off the corners of the modern UI tiles and put some damn art work in them! if something looks good People are more likely to buy it. Microsoft will sell more products if they change the design of the modern UI tiles. this is one of the missing ingredient for Windows 8 to sell b better

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