RIM let us know this morning that Amazon’s MP3 Music Store is now available for BlackBerry smartphones. The new Amazon music store brings over 14 million songs to your BlackBerry and can be shared with your friends via BBM, Facebook, and Twitter. Best of all of the new Amazon MP3 app intergrates with the BlackBerry 6 Universal Search function, which means you can search for music right from your home screen. You can grab the Amazon MP3 app from BlackBerry App World for free.
* We should note that this app is only available to those in the United States at this time.
Music on the Move-RIM and Amazon Launch Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry Smartphones
New app makes the Amazon MP3 store a seamless multimedia experience on BlackBerry smartphones
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Dec. 14, 2010) – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) and Amazon today launched Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry(R) smartphones in beta in the U.S. The new app gives BlackBerry smartphone users access to Amazon’s entire music catalog of over 14 million songs for easy purchase and download.(i)
Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones lets users discover songs, artists and albums, then lets them buy and download tracks from Amazon with just a few clicks. The app also offers delivery options to suit all data plans, so tracks can be downloaded over Wi-Fi(R) or cellular networks. Users are able to easily share their latest musical finds with their friends by sending comments and links for specific tracks through BBM(TM) (BlackBerry(R) Messenger), email, SMS, Twitter and Facebook(R).
“Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones makes it fun and easy to get new music and we’re thrilled to work with Amazon to bring this service to users,” said Alistair Mitchell, Vice President, BBM Platform and Integrated Services. “Users can directly access Amazon MP3’s massive catalogue to easily find, preview and buy music through the BlackBerry media player, and then share their thoughts with their social circle, giving them a uniquely BlackBerry experience that combines communications with multimedia.”
Other key features of Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones include:
— Music Discoverability – Browse the Amazon catalog by what’s new, top
songs, top albums and genres; choose from over a million albums, and 14
million songs – all competitively priced and DRM free
— New Music Deals Everyday – Check back daily for a free song of the day
and daily album deals
— Bookmarks – Easily bookmark songs or albums for preview or to download
at a later time
— Gift Cards – Redeem promotional or Amazon gift card codes directly from
— Preview – Listen to a 30-second sample before buying
— Parental Control – Adjust the explicit content control settings
Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones is also integrated with the universal search feature on handsets running the new BlackBerry(R) 6 operating system. Users can simply start typing the title or artist from the home screen of their BlackBerry smartphone and Amazon MP3 will appear as a search option.
Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones is now available in beta for BlackBerry smartphone users in the U.S. on BlackBerry App World(TM) in the Test Center. For more information please visit www.blackberry.com/amazonmp3.