NormSoft makes the coolest music player application for Palm OS and now they've brought it to Windows Mobile-- both Pocket PC and smartphone. We've been beta testing the app and it's quite good. Here's their press release:
ormSoft, Inc. today announced the availability of its award-winning audio player Pocket TunesTM Deluxe for Windows Mobile(R) 5 and 6 devices. Pocket Tunes is an easy-to-use and feature-rich music player for listening to digital music and Internet radio stations. The Pocket Tunes software can be purchased and added to many phones and PDAs to expand their multimedia capabilities. With the addition of Windows Mobile, Pocket Tunes now supports Palm, Inc.'s entire family of handhelds and smartphones in addition to many Windows Mobile handhelds and smartphones from other manufacturers.
"Bringing Pocket Tunes to the Windows Mobile platform gives existing and new customers more choices about the phones and carrier services they use with our product," said Tim Norman, Founder of NormSoft. "Our goal is to provide the best audio playback experience for the broadest range of audio content on mobile phones." New in this release, a Pocket Tunes Sync application for iTunes(R) is included for Windows PCs enabling users to copy music, audio books, or podcasts from iTunes to their phone. Pocket Tunes Sync for iTunes can be configured to sync selected playlists automatically when a Windows Mobile device is connected to the PC.
A built in radio catalog that includes hundreds of stations makes Pocket Tunes the easiest way to listen to Internet radio on smartphones. Pocket Tunes plays the most popular music file formats, including MP3, WMA, AAC, and aacPlus. This includes both subscription and purchased songs from popular online music services such as Napster(R) and Rhapsody(R) as well as iTunes(R) Plus tracks from the iTunes store.1 Pocket Tunes also displays album art and can be customized through freely available skins at www.pocket-tunes.com/skins . Officially supported Windows Mobile devices include: MOTOQ(TM), MOTO Q(TM) 9h for AT&T, AT&T 8525, AT&T Tilt(TM), Palm(R) Treo(TM) 700w|wx, Palm(R) Treo(TM) 750, SAMSUNG BlackJack(TM) (SGH-i607), SAMSUNG BlackJack II(TM) (SGH-i616 and SGH-i617), and HP iPAQ 110 Classic Handheld. The software is designed to work on most other Windows Mobile 5 or 6 smartphones and PDAs, but others have not been fully tested at this time.
Pocket Tunes is available for purchase at www.pocket-tunes.com, and customers may also download a free 15-day trial.