New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2009
Didiom, an award-winning mobile media service provider, today announced the expansion of its public beta-test to Windows Mobile® phones with high-resolution VGA touchscreens, such as the HTC Touch Pro™, as well as the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8100 Series. Users of these increasingly popular phones can now use Didiom's free mobile service to access their home computer's iTunes® library remotely and buy over 1.5 million high-quality MP3 songs whilst on the go. Throughout the beta period, Didiom is implementing a cash bonus program to reward prepaid users who purchase MP3 songs. The cash bonus program pays up to 35% bonus towards music downloads.
"Didiom brings together what belongs together -- placeshifting and over-the-air purchasing. Our goal is to meet the growing demand for placeshifting, and push interactive experiences beyond the handset itself with a minimal burden on the user," said Ran Assaf, Didiom's founder and CEO. "Now that smartphones represent almost twenty percent of all handsets sold to consumers in the United States, we have a great opportunity to move beyond early adopters and reach new audiences."
"As consumers seek to access media on their own terms, placeshifting is becoming the norm," said Anton Denissov, Digital Media Analyst at Parks Associates, a market research firm specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. "With growing consumer demand and the prevalence of mobile broadband networks, now is the right time to introduce mobile placeshifting solutions. By acting now, while the market is still shaping, providers will have access to the broadest range of partners, and opportunity to refine their offerings to give consumers an optimal experience."
In addition to streaming music from computers to phones over wireless networks, the free, all-in-one Didiom application features new ways to interact with music. By implementing an adaptive bargaining technology, Didiom allows users to name their own price for MP3 songs and download them to their phone and PC. Didiom's integrated music-sharing tool enables users to share previews with friends, both mobile-to-mobile and via e-mail. Additionally, with Artist Alerts, Didiom users are notified as soon as a new release from their favorite artists becomes available in the Didiom MP3 store.
Didiom has also announced that it has signed a licensing deal with EPM, a digital aggregator representing hundreds of records labels. Under the agreement, Didiom will allow its users to download high-quality, DRM-free music from legendary rock, blues and jazz artists and bands, as well as from bestselling dance labels from around the world. "We are excited to be working with Didiom. Their platform is at the forefront of the digital age, and we are glad to be able to provide our labels and artists access to their service," said Oliver Way, EPM's co-founder.
Founded in 2005, Didiom® is an award-winning mobile media service provider offering the world's first handset application to combine mobile music placeshifting and an over-the-air music download service. The company's software-based placeshifting service allows users to access their own computer-based music libraries remotely, and stream tracks over high-speed wireless data networks directly to their phone. With over 1.5 million DRM-free tracks under management, and with over a dozen content partners worldwide, Didiom allows music fans to discover, share, buy, and download music on hundreds of mobile phones. The One Show -- the advertising industry's most prestigious international awards competition -- recently named Didiom the best in the branded mobile application category. To learn more about Didiom, visit http://www.didiom.com.