Mobilecasting Update: Podcasts Service For Palm Treo Phones

Sep 30th, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, iPods & Portable Media Players, Mobile Podcasting, Podcast Distribution

treo smartphonePalm, one of the world’s leading providers of smartphones, has partnered with VoiceIndigo for its mobile portal. This alliance will enable mobile users of Palm Treo 700p and Treo 700w smartphones to discover, listen, and share podcasts.

With VoiceIndigo, Treo smartphone users will have quick access to podcasts including NPR, BBC, the Onion, Infoworld and others.

“When we recently redesigned our mobile portal, we selected and partnered with those companies that could provide the best solutions for Treo mobile users, who increasingly want news and entertainment on-the-go,” said Audrey Muller, product manager, web applications, Palm, Inc. “For mobile podcasting, we selected VoiceIndigo as our exclusive partner because it provides our users with the easiest and most complete way to manage and listen to podcasts on their Treo smartphones.”

“We are excited to be a part of Palm’s mobile solution and believe that VoiceIndigo’s mobile podcasting solution will greatly benefit Treo mobile users,” said John Mayerhofer, VoiceIndigo’s co-founder and CEO. “Podcasting is an important medium for entertainment, commentary and news and is increasingly being accessed by mobile devices. With the growing popularity of Palm Treo smartphones, we look forward to making it easy for Treo users to enjoy podcasts.”

VoiceIndigo Podcasting Features
Treo users will be able to find interesting podcasts, create audio channels, and share them with friends. Some key features available to Treo users include the following:

  • Browse podcasts by category
  • Search for podcasts by keywords
  • Create personal audio channels (e.g., MyComedy, MyManchesterUnited)
  • Share podcasts and channels with friends
  • Rate podcasts

Treo mobile users will find the VoiceIndigo podcasting solution on the home page under the Audio channel. In addition to Palm Treo 700p and Treo 700w smartphones, VoiceIndigo supports most other mobile phones.

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