Manchester, UK - February 13th, 2005
Manchester, UK - February 13th, 2005 - EMCC Software and Audible, Inc. (www.audible.com), the Internet's leading provider of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming, today announced that together they are extending the Audible®Air service to the UIQ V3.0 platform. AudibleAir is the first service to allow for the wireless delivery of spoken audio content to a variety of smart mobile devices.
Audible's online application allows users to subscribe, download and listen to audio versions of books, magazines, newspapers, and educational products, as well radio and TV programming. It has proven to be immensely popular in the US, and is quickly catching on in Europe.
Audible, with EMCC Software's development support, has already released versions of its Audible®Air application for Symbian -based mobile handsets. Audible now plans to upgrade AudibleAir to the UIQ V3.0 platform and EMCC Software has been chosen to create the new version and port it to a wide range of handsets.
"We are proud to have been involved in developing Audible mobile version of its hugely successful audio product. As the pioneer of the field, Audible is providing consumers with an incredibly diverse media experience on their mobile phones," said Garry Partington CTO of EMCC Software.
"EMCC Software has provided us with invaluable assistance in terms of both technical knowledge and market awareness, as we further extend our costumer access to AudibleAir around the world." said Chia -Lin Simmons, Director of Business Development, Wireless, of Audible. "Our ability to deliver our service to the broad range of Symbian mobile phones is important to our customer growth plans."
Audible expects to launch AudibleAir UIQ V3 services in April 2006.