Napster BlackBerry App
BlackBerry owners and users of Napster will enjoy the ability to take their Napster with them on the go. The Napster BlackBerry app can be found on the mobile section of Napster's main website. New users will need to sign up and pay a $10/monthly fee for use of streaming through their computer and their mobile device, but the app does allow for users to browse, search, preview, play, and download songs on their BlackBerrys.
While in itself the app is great for BlackBerry users, there are downsides. Only two carriers offer the ability to have this app on the BlackBerry - AT&T and Cellular One, and only those with either a Curve 8310 or the Pearl 8100 can use it, which excludes many people. The hope, of course, is that Napster will extend their service to those on the other carriers, as well as making it available for any new up and coming BlackBerry phones.
The bottom line for getting the app is truly based on the individual, though there doesn't really seem to be a need for the app to be used. This is especially glaring when there are plenty of free streaming music players and radio apps for BlackBerry that users can download with no distinction for phone or carrier. If you are a Napster user, who is on AT&T, and has either a Curve 8310 or a Pearl 8100, then the app is a great benefit for you. For the rest of the BlackBerry users out there, you may just be stuck listening on your computer, but you can always get an alternative music streaming app for your BlackBerry.