Electric Pocket's Busker MP3 Becomes First Mobile Player to Automatically Seek and Find Album Art fo

From: Electric Pocket, Ltd.
Published: Thu Mar 31 2005

Electric Pocket announces a first-of-its-kind feature for any portable MP3 player: the ability, with the tap of a single button, to automatically connect to the Internet to find and download Album Art for MP3 tunes. The Album Art will be displayed anytime its corresponding tracks are played on the device. This new feature is included in the latest version of Electric Pocket’s Busker MP3 player for Palm OS(r) PDAs and smartphones, such as the popular Treo 650 from palmOne.

"The Art Finder in Electric Pocket’s Busker MP3 player is an excellent example of the technologies we like to showcase," said Larry Berkin, director of developer marketing, for PalmSource. "This is an application that demonstrates how seamless use of wireless connectivity can add a new dimension to an everyday experience like listening to music."

Busker, which has been much praised for its bright and breezy user interface and simple approach to music selection and playback, has been updated with seamless integration to Amazon.com’s extensive product catalogue. Users can update their Album Art collections simply by clicking on one button in Busker, instantly activating the process of connecting to Amazon.com’s Web Services platform and wirelessly downloading Album Art images that correspond to the tracks stored on the user’s SD card.
"Busker approaches mobile music on the Palm Powered(tm) platform in a fresh way – we love making things as easy to use as they possibly can be," said Iain Barclay, Electric Pocket’s Chief Product Officer. "The Art Finder is a great example of Electric Pocket’s approach to adding simple, yet highly compelling features to wireless applications."

For a full list of the upgrades to the latest version of Busker, visit http://electricpocket.com/busker

About Busker
Busker enables Palm OS Garnet users to play MP3 tunes stored on a SD card and features a bold, bright and easy-to-use interface that provides the user with the fastest way available to access the tunes list and begin playing their favorite songs.

The Busker upgrade is free to current licensed users, and is otherwise available from Electric Pocket’s web site at http://electricpocket.com for US$19.95.

About Electric Pocket Limited
Electric Pocket is a privately held company offering leading-edge mobile and wireless computing solutions and services from its base in Wye Valley, UK. The company’s product portfolio includes a rich set of wireless messaging solutions, mobile commerce and configuration toolkits. Electric Pocket’s consulting group has provided solutions to global companies such as Ericsson, PalmOne and Vodafone. For more information, visit www.electricpocket.com.

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Company: Electric Pocket, Ltd.
Contact Name: Iain Barclay
Contact Email: iain@electricpocket.com
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