CTIA Wireless News: PimpMyNews To Bring "Mobile, Social, Vocal" News Service To Blackberry App World

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Popular Service That Converts News & Blogs To Audio Coming to Blackberry Smartphones - Allows Busy Consumers to Listen & Multitask On-The-Go. PimpMyNews today announced its plans to launch its popular talking news and blog service on The Blackberry App World Storefront. The service, which received Apple's coveted "Staff Pick" for its unique iPhone™ application, will be available this spring for seven Blackberry® smartphones.

PimpMyNews On Blackberry Storm

We believe the news you care about should come to you, and that you should be able to decide when, where and how to consume it. Our real-time news engine does the heavy lifting so consumers can effortlessly receive the content they want on their terms.

PimpMyNews today announced its plans to launch its popular talking news and blog service on [The Blackberry App World Storefront.

The service, which received Apple's coveted "Staff Pick" for its unique iPhone™ application, will be available this spring for seven Blackberry® smartphones, including the BlackBerry® Storm™, Blackberry® Bold™ 9000, Blackberry® Curve™ 8300 and 8900 series, Blackberry® Pearl™ and Pearl™ Flip Series, and Blackberry® 8800 series.

PimpMyNews is a new media service that puts consumers in control of their news by automatically collecting breaking stories from over 1,300 news sources based on their preferences and converting them to audio.

The service eliminates the time-consuming process of searching for news on the Internet and allows mobile users to listen and multitask while driving, working out, riding the train and more. Users of the service can also set up personalized playlists, view text, images and video, and share "talking stories" on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Digg and other social sites.

PimpMyNews CEO John Atkinson states, "We believe the news you care about should come to you, and that you should be able to decide when, where and how to consume it. Our real-time news engine does the heavy lifting so consumers can effortlessly receive the content they want on their terms."

The company, which launched its talking news service for Apple's iPhone™, iPhone™ 3G, iPod® touch, iPod® and other MP3 players last year, reports that people from over 160 countries have used the service.

The company's newly updated iPhone app can be downloaded now on Apple's App Store. The service can also be used on Macs and PCs by signing up on the full site.

According to Pew Research Center, 112 million Americans (37%) now use the Internet for news, compared to 2% a decade ago. A recent comScore study indicates that the number of people using mobile devices to access news and information more than doubled in the last year.

Representatives of the company are onsite at The CTIA Wireless Conference in Las Vegas. Members of the press can schedule interviews by emailing Press (at) PimpMyNews (dot) com.

About PimpMyNews:
PimpMyNews makes your favorite news & blogs TALK - So you can listen to the stories you wish you had time to read - while you get things done. It's like TiVo® for news & blogs… You'll never miss a breaking story.
-Listen on the go - on your iPhone, iPod, Mac/PC or any MP3 player
-Get current & multitask - in the car, gym, home, office - anytime, anywhere
-Express yourself - share stories, create playlists & more

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