By Stephen Schenck | December 21, 2011 1:35 PM
Spotify has seen its sphere of influence continue to expand this year, finally bringing its streaming music services to fans in the United States as well as expanding access to additional mobile platforms. The latest to be tapped to join the Spotify family is BlackBerry, with the app ending its preview period and officially launching today.
While we’re excited to see Spotify find a new operating system to call home, this release isn’t without its limitations. Device compatibility is the elephant in the room, and Spotify will only play nicely with BlackBerry devices on GSM networks; there’s no luck for owners of CDMA hardware.
Additionally, there’s not a complete list of compatible devices available. Spotify notes specifically that the app will work on the Bold 9780, Bold 9700, Curve 9300, Bold 9000, and Curve 8520, but it won’t function on the Torch 9800. We’re more curious about how recent models like the Bold 9900 will work, especially considering how Spotify seems to be using one in its graphics showing-off the new app, but we’ve got no reason to think they won’t; it’s just odd to not see them mentioned.
New Spotify users can check out a free 48-hour trial, signing-up from within the app itself.