(PRWEB) May 17, 2005
Unlike embedded FM receivers on some handsets, VirtualRadio is a piece of software installed on the users mobile phone. By receiving radio via data stream VirtualRadio allows listeners to tune into their favourite radio station outside of the stations FM transmission area. This will turn the mobile phone into a worldwide receiver without the listeners having to worry about meteorological disturbances or using the earphonesÂ cable as an antenna.
Different than some predecessors, with VirtualRadio the users can choose from a wide selection of pre-defined stations and a single click makes the favourite radio station come alive. No need to fine-tune the frequencies or even to manually type-in lengthy Web addresses of radio stations. ItÂs simply click and play!
ÂAlmost every day we are adding new stations to our program and the echo from international radio stations and mobile phone operators is quite astonishingÂ, says Juerg Ingold, Head of marketing at NINJ. ÂRadio is an important step towards making the multimedia mobile service dream a reality and turning the mobile phone into a multi functioning device receiving and sending high data. Radio stations are able to tap into a new and worldwide public and network operators have an excellent point in selling their new 3G-services to their subscribers.
As a little warning Chris Pfranger, Head of Development for VirtualRadio adds, ÂPrudent users are well advised to check with their network operator to make sure to have an unlimited data plan or flat rate in place. Otherwise, long hours of listening might become quite expensive. This might be the reason why the demand is specially strong from countries like the US, India, Thailand, Singapore, China, Italy and Australia where service providers offer unlimited data bundles.Â
VirtualRadio runs on all smartphones from Nokia and other major manufacturers using the Symbian OS. More information can be found on http://www.vradio.org
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