Shazam Launches on the Blackberry

Mobile music discovery provider Shazam has announced the availability of its application for BlackBerry users, enabling them to discover, buy and share music anywhere they go. Shazam on BlackBerry is a featured application available within BlackBerry App World, the new app store from Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM), officially launched at CTIA in Las Vegas this week.
Shazam on BlackBerry will include the ability to identify music anywhere by simply holding a BlackBerry towards the music and selecting Tag Now. Tag details link directly to Amazon, and other merchants as available, enabling users to buy music immediately when its heard. Tags can also be sent to friends via SMS, email or BlackBerry PIN messaging. Shazam users can also read track and album reviews, artist biographies and (starting in North America initially) view song lyrics, and find other music available from the same artist. There are also options to find similar music, and users can access Shazam music charts generated by millions of other users in country. Finally, users can search a database of over 8 million songs.
We continue to see increasing demand for multimedia applications and services from our customers and we believe Shazam adds multidimensional value to the mobile music experience for BlackBerry Smartphone users, says Jeff McDowell, Vice President, Global Alliances at RIM. Shazams unique features are perfectly suited to the BlackBerry platform. We are very pleased to prominently feature this innovative application in BlackBerry App World.
BlackBerry users who download the Shazam application between now and 31 May will be given the option to try out the full-featured version on a 60-day promotional basis. If they wish to keep and continue to use Shazam they can pay anytime during the promotion or at the end of the period with a one-off fee of $4.99 / 5.00 / 4.99 depending on location. Alternatively, users can continue to use Shazam for free on a limited feature and tagging basis. 
Shazam allows users to identify music by simply holding a mobile handset to a song as its playing. Since September 2008, Shazam has enjoyed a surge in popularity around the world, growing its user base from 20 to 35 million, with more than 1 million tracks tagged each day.

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