|Gracenote and Samsung Partner to Get Music From the PC to the Mobile Phone|
Posted: 11-Sep-2006 [Source: Gracenote]
[Gracenote's Music ID and Playlist technologies to ease transfer of music from PCs to select Samsung handsets.]
Los Angeles, CTIA -- Gracenote, a global leader in digital entertainment technology, today announced an agreement with Samsung Electronics, a leading provider and innovator of mobile phones and telecom systems, to provide its Music ID(TM) and Playlist(TM) technologies to ease the management and transferring of music from the PC to a wide range of SAMSUNG handsets, starting with the SGH-E500. The E500 with Gracenote functionality is currently available throughout Europe.
The new E500 is the first Samsung handset to ship with Gracenote Music ID and Playlist technologies, which allow consumers who use the Samsung Mobile PC application to get content from the PC onto their E500 handset with reliability and ease. The Samsung Mobile PC application features a large selection of ringtones, wallpapers and games, and now with the Gracenote technologies in place, consumers can also easily collect and manage music on their PC and ensure a simple transfer of their content to their Samsung phone with all the correct information. Select handsets will ship with a CD containing the Samsung Mobile PC application; alternatively, consumers can visit http://www.samsungmobile.com/ to download the software.
"Mobile media is a rapidly growing market, with more and more consumers wanting to take their favorite media with them while on the go," said Jeaho Huh, general manager of Samsung Fun Club Group at Samsung Electronics. "Our partnership with Gracenote allows us to provide customers with compelling media while ensuring that the correct information is present when transferring content from the PC to the mobile phone. We chose to work with Gracenote because of their solid track record of providing dependable technologies to top notch customers and the fact that their solutions work all over the world."
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