Nokia continues to release great free applications to go with their S60 phones. The latest in line is the Nokia Internet Radio application, it surprisingly is ‘officially’ compatible with the N95, N95 8GB, N91 and the N82. However it apparently works with most other S60 v3 devices too. Shoutcast playlists come up with a full directory of hundreds of compatible stations and there is no need to search for stations on the net. The quality of the stream at 128 kpbs is great! A must download.
Update: I just spent more time with the application and I also really liked its UI and ease of use. The streaming quality can also be selected according to the connection you are using to connect to the servers. Neat!
The full press release follows:
Discover new music with Nokia Internet Radio
December 03, 2007
Radio stations broadcast over the internet to your mobile
Espoo, Finland – Discover and listen to radio shows broadcasted over the internet with the Nokia Internet Radio service now available. The application can be downloaded for free from http://www.nokia.com/internetradio and will also be embedded in upcoming Nokia S60 3rd edition devices.
“Most new music discovery occurs while you’re listening to the radio,” said Tommi Mustonen, head of the Nokia music business. “By offering the Nokia Internet Radio service on mobile devices, the radio experience becomes more accessible, giving people new ways to find music.”
With hundreds of internet radio stations to choose from worldwide, the station directory of Nokia Internet Radio makes music discovery effortless – browsing can be done based on station name, genre, country or language. To find out what hits are hot around the world, hourly updates of the top ten most popular internet radio stations are also available in the station directory. Plus, there is no need to search for your top stations time and again because adding them to the list of ‘Favorites’ makes them easily accessible.
Moreover, the audio quality is enhanced by selecting appropriate streaming servers that match the speed of the current network connection.
The Nokia Internet Radio application is currently available for download to the following devices: Nokia N82, Nokia N91, Nokia N95 and Nokia N95 8GB. The application is planned to be available later on further devices and will be embedded in selected upcoming Nokia S60 3rd edition devices. Please visit http://www.nokia.com/internetradio for the list of the latest compatible devices.
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