Slacker Radio Launches Windows Phone 7 App
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Slacker, Inc. today announced the Slacker Radio Mobile app for the WindowsÃ‚® Phone 7 platform. The new app for Windows Phone 7 is debuting on the HTC HD7, exclusively from T-Mobile USA, allowing listeners to enjoy their favorite Slacker Radio stations while on-the-go. The free Slacker Radio app is pre-installed on the HTC HD7 and is available for other Windows Phone 7 devices by installing the Slacker app through the WindowsÃ‚® Phone Marketplace.
The new Slacker Radio application was designed specifically for Windows Phone 7 and leverages Windows Phone 7′s unique design capabilities, which includes panorama screens that allow users to access menus by panning left or right with the swipe of a finger.
“Windows Phone 7 is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is building a variety of quality apps and games that take advantage of the phone’s unique features and design,” said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. “Slacker Radio, with its visually stimulating design and panoramic menu is a great example of the dynamic apps that people will find on Windows Phone Marketplace,” he continued.
The Slacker music experience includes free access to over 130 expert-programmed Slacker genre stations (including 11 curated stations for the holidays), thousands of artist stations backed by a song library that is over four times the size of the leading competitor.
Slacker Radio provides music fans with an unparalleled music discovery resource by providing artist biographies, album reviews and access to song lyrics. In addition to skipping songs and marking tracks as favorites, listeners can ban songs and artists to create perfect custom radio stations on their Windows Phone 7 handset.
“Our Slacker Radio app for Windows Phone 7 was designed to take full advantage of the features unique to the new platform, providing music lovers with a visually stunning and seamless way to enjoy free personalized music on-the-go,” said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. “The Windows Phone 7 platform provided us with a unique canvas on which to showcase the many benefits of the Slacker Radio service.”
Slacker Radio for Windows Phone 7:
- Panoramic interface allowing users to side-scroll through menus
- Music library featuring millions of songs
- High-quality stereo playback from any available wireless connection
- Create custom artist stations based on artists or songs
- Over 130 expert-programmed and customizable genre stations
- View artist biographies and photos
- View album art and read reviews
- Rate songs as favorites
- Ban songs and artists from stations
Pricing and Availability
The free Slacker Radio application is now available pre-loaded on the HTC HD7 from T-Mobile USA or can be installed on any Windows Phone 7 smartphone through the Windows Marketplace.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker is the world’s first Personal Radio company offering “Your Radio Everywhere.” Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site or on the go with Slacker Personal Radio players and mobile phones. Slacker mobile applications are currently available for Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile 6.5, Palm webOS, Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. For more information visit http://www.Slacker.com/everywhere.
The Slacker Personal Radio application is currently available for U.S. and Canadian customers only.
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