Sprint recently made an agreement that will "enable Sprint customers to listen to local FM radio stations from a broad spectrum of radio companies and aggregators on select Android and Windows smartphones during the next three years." FM radio will be delivered via an FM chip and through the NextRadio tuner app or "other radio apps or services" says Sprint. The NextRadio tuner is expected to be ready later this year and widely available in 2013.

With the NextRadio tuner, Sprint customers would enjoy a wide range of interactive listener features not available today and would have the availability of local FM radio at their fingertips to access all forms of broadcast information. Demonstrations of NextRadio will be offered at booth 9033 in the Central hall during CES.

This announcement marks the first time a U.S. wireless carrier would offer the ability to access local FM radio on a broad array of its devices. Consumers today can listen to radio on smartphones by streaming over the Internet but that is not considered terrestrial traditional radio.

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