London, UK - June 24 2009 - Shazam, the world's leading mobile music discovery provider, today announced the release of Shazam on the BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone. Shazam, which has supported BlackBerry® smartphones since launching on BlackBerry App World™ on April 1, is now compatible with the award-winning BlackBerry Storm. The application features full SurePress™ touchscreen support and is available to BlackBerry Storm smartphone users in the U.S., UK and Canada.
"Since launching on BlackBerry this April, we have maintained our status as one of the most frequently downloaded applications on App World," said Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam.
"BlackBerry Storm users have voiced their eagerness for Shazam and this type of demand highlights the worldwide popularity Shazam has achieved through our mobile music discovery application. We're thrilled to continue delivering the applications and features our customers want."
BlackBerry Storm smartphone users will be able to choose from a free, basic version of Shazam with limited functionality or a full-featured version for $4.99 or £5 (one-off fee depending on location). The full-featured version includes unlimited Tags, Tag charts, recommendations for similar tracks, biographies of artists, reviews of tagged music, discographies and the option to buy and share discovered music. Shazam is currently offering a free, seven-day trial of the full-featured version.
All of Shazam's applications for BlackBerry smartphones are now available for download directly from Shazam's mobile Website (by typing http://is.gd/IWHh in the BlackBerry browser) and on BlackBerry App World (www.blackbery.com/appworld).
Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, used by hundreds of millions of people globally to connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores -- and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data visit www.shazam.com