After much praise and hype about the release of the new CDMA iPhone from carrier, Verizon, the news now isn’t so flashy anymore. Yeah, it’s not completely old news, but it’s getting there. But what is something worth noting, is that Verizon’s expectations in terms of sales for this new
Sirius/XM has released Sirius XM Premium Online for the iPhone and iPod touch has been released to the App Store as a free download. The app lets users stream programming from their online channels over both Wi-Fi and 3G. The app also comes with a free 7 day trial, but will require a subscription after it expires. [via 148Apps]
Not long after it's unveiling at CES for the Blackberry, Slacker Radio has been released in the US App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app offers both personalized internet radio stations based on similar concepts to Pandora Radio, and pre-programmed stations.
If you've read our App Reviews lately then you can probably guess that we are pretty big fans of Pandora Radio, and the internet-radio movement they've been a part of, but it's no secret that the RIAA and internet radio do not get along. So far they've been able to hold on despite the constantly growing mountain of fees and royalties, but they may be nearing the end of their rope.
XM first announced that they were creating an official XM Radio client for the iPhone and iPod touch back in June, but little was heard from the company since then on an official app. More recently, however, information was leaked that GeeksToolBox is working on an app called StarPlayr as part of the StreamSmart project. It is suspected that it is in partnership with NiceMac because of their audio streaming Mac app by the same name.