XM Launches Mobile Service for BlackBerry Smartphones
XM has selected QuickPlay Media’s OpenVideo as the first media management platform to provide 20 XM channels on select BlackBerry smartphones.
The channels can be accessed via a user interface with graphical icons for content and channels. While listening to one XM channel, users can see the song title, artist and album, as well as what’s playing on other XM Radio Mobile channels. Subscribers can run XM Radio Mobile in the background while accessing other data applications on their BlackBerry smartphone.
BlackBerry smartphones supported by the XM service require BlackBerry Device Software 4.2 or higher. They include the BlackBerry 8800 Series, 8700 Series, Pearl Series and Curve Series smartphones with a BlackBerry data plan on major U.S. mobile carrier networks. The service, and a complimentary 24-hour trial, is available via a downloadable application that can be accessed at www.xmradio.com/bb from the BlackBerry smartphone’s browser, or by texting “XM” to 47201 and clicking on the download link provided. Subscribers can opt to have their purchase charged to their credit card or where available billed directly to their service provider.