Palm Adds Podcasts To Mobile Portal

VoiceIndigo today announced that Palm has selected VoiceIndigo as the podcasting partner for its mobile portal This alliance will enable mobile users of Palm 700p and Treo 700w smartphones to discover, listen, and share podcasts.

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

"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."

From, Treo users will be able to act as their own audio programming director, finding 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. Visit from your mobile phone browser.

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Is it up?

mikecane @ 9/25/2006 8:15:59 PM # Q
I don't see Audio at the site...

Wow, mobile YMail...

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Just tried it out

bcombee @ 9/28/2006 1:18:22 PM # Q
I just tried it out -- the portal autodetects the Treo you're using, so only those that have Windows Mobile or support the Kinoma embedded player (the 700p for now) see the audio section. I was able to stream a podcast directly off the web or download it to my SD card for playback. Pocket Tunes Pro isn't integrated into this -- the bundled version doesn't support streaming playback, even though you can use it for that once registered.

It was a pretty nice experience -- with the EVDO network, I was able to call my 700p Treo while the podcast was playing and have the call come through, so I'm not worried about missing calls while using it.

(BTW, I'm speaking for myself here, not Palm... I didn't know about this until I saw it here at PIC.)

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