Santa Clara, CA (May 13, 2005)–Mercora, the Internet’s largest and fastest growing user-contributed digital radio network, has announced the availability of Mercora IM (Individually Modulated) Radio Mobile V 1.0. IM Radio Mobile supports Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003-based devices, such as Pocket PCs and Pocket PC phones, and provides mobile and wireless access to the world’s largest user-contributed digital radio network powered by people, disk jockeys and artists from all over the world.
With over 20,000 commercial-free channels available daily, IM Radio Mobile users can search, find and listen to thousands of artists and hundreds of genres in high fidelity sound from the convenience of their Windows Mobile-based devices and phones.
IM Radio Mobile 1.0 provides support for any Windows Mobile 2003-based Pocket PC or Pocket PC phone with Wi-Fi, GSM or GPRS (3G) connectivity. Windows Mobile 2003 certified devices include Pocket PCs by Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc. and Asus and Pocket PC phones by Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Audiovox, Siemens, and i-mate. It allows people to search, find and listen to music and related programming from users, DJs and artists on Mercora’s global radio networks in the U.S. and Canada. IM Radio Mobile also allows users to easily search the network for available broadcasts by artist, genre and DJ/webcaster.
High fidelity, near-CD quality sound is achieved by incorporating a highly optimized version of the Ogg Vorbis compressed audio format. Instant messaging, group chat and social networking capabilities allow users to keep in touch with friends and family while roaming.
“With over 1.5m downloads, twenty thousand user-programmed channels from a catalog of over thirty million songs, CD-quality sound and social interactivity,” said Srivats Sampath, CEO, Mercora, “IMRadio is poised to rapidly surpass satellite radio as the next big thing in global digital radio.”