Finnish telecommunications equipment manufacturer Nokia has launched the Internet Radio service on its mobile devices to search music on the radio.
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.
According to Nokia, the station directory of Internet Radio makes music discovery easy when a user has to choose from hundreds of internet radio stations. The browsing can be done based on station name, genre, country or language. It also provides hourly updates of the top ten most popular internet radio stations in the station directory and the stations can be added to the list of favorites, which makes them easy to access.
Nokia said that the audio quality of the music is enhanced by selecting appropriate streaming servers that match the speed of the current network connection.
The application is currently available for download on Nokia’s N82, N91, N95 and N95 8GB. The company said that it will later be available on additional devices and will be embedded in selected upcoming Nokia S60 3rd edition devices. The application can be downloaded for free from the company’s website.
Nokia’s rival Motorola also plans to offer the iRadio, an online mobile radio service for rock, jazz and country music.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates