NormSoft and GlooLabs Announce Partnership to Enable Mobile Music on Palm Powered Smart Mobile Devices
NormSoft to Launch New Service Providing Access to Home Music Collections
MUNICH, Germany, September 28, 2004 – At the PalmSource™ Euro DevCon 2004, NormSoft, Inc. and GlooLabs, Inc. today announced a partnership to launch a service that allows mobile users to navigate and listen to their home music collection using the award winning Pocket Tunes Deluxe application. To be released in Q4 of 2004, the service will be hosted by NormSoft and powered by GlooLabs’ GlooNet™ technology.
“We believe Pocket Tunes Deluxe is a perfect example of the innovation achieved through the powerful and flexible Palm OS® platform,” said Larry Slotnick, chief products officer, PalmSource. “We look forward to continued innovation on the part of our Palm OS® software developers, such as NormSoft, to deliver a superior user experience for Palm Powered™ smartphones and other wireless devices.”
“Imagine turning your Treo™ 600 from palmOne into a wireless, MP3 player with access to your entire home music collection,” said David Arfin, CEO of GlooLabs. “With GlooNet and Pocket Tunes, users will be able to listen to their music anytime, anywhere.”
The Pocket Tunes service for Palm OS will allow users to browse their music collections and playlists stored on any home computer. The selected music can be streamed to any Palm Powered smart mobile devices via WiFi hotspots or mobile data services. Users will have access to their entire music collection wherever they may be, without requiring significant memory on their Palm Powered smartphone or wireless handheld. The service will automatically transcode music files stored on the home computer to an appropriate rate based on the available bandwidth.
“This GlooLabs powered service will bring an entirely new value to the streaming capabilities of Pocket Tunes Deluxe,” said Mark Belliveau, director of business relations at NormSoft. “No longer will users be frustrated having to decide which audio files to copy to their Palm Powered smartphones or wireless handhelds.”
NormSoft continues its history of cutting edge breakthroughs with its latest release of Pocket Tunes Deluxe 3.0 made available on June 11, 2004. It is an advanced audio player for Palm Powered handhelds and smartphones. It provides music playback for MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and PCM WAV formats, with capabilities to support future formats as they are developed. Pocket Tunes is the only software to bring streaming audio to Palm Powered handhelds and smartphones and wireless devices, allowing users to listen to live broadcasts over the Internet. Pocket Tunes Deluxe also includes numerous other unique features designed to bring a high-quality listening experience to handheld users. Earlier this year, Pocket Tunes received a Powered Up Award from PalmSource, the creator of the world’s leading operating system for handhelds and smartphones.
GlooNet is a mobile media service that allows users to access their personal media (music, photos, video, and other files that reside on home computer) remotely. GlooLabs licenses its GlooNet technology to wireless carriers, broadband providers, handset manufacturers and software companies who desire to provide their customers with mobile access to personal media.
Founded in 1999, NormSoft has been a leading provider of quality Palm OS software applications, including their award-winning MP3 player, Pocket Tunes Deluxe. NormSoft, Inc. continues to bring new, high-quality software to Palm OS powered handheld and smartphone users looking to unleash the power of their mobile device. For more information, visit www.normsoft.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
GlooLabs develops a multimedia platform for digital convergence technologies that enables companies to build innovative, next-generation consumer electronics devices for use in the home, office, and remote locations. The company licenses its GLOO technology to consumer electronics vendors, computer manufacturers, and network device manufacturers who develop products for the digital entertainment world. GlooLabs is a privately held and has received an investment from Innovent, an entrepreneurial innovation unit in Nokia (NYSE: NOK). For more information, visit www.gloolabs.com or contact email@example.com
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