New Slacker Radio for Android™ Tablets Shown Exclusively at CES With Verizon Wireless
New Application Features Superior Graphics and Album Art Optimized for Fast 4G LTE Network
LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Slacker, Inc. today announced the Slacker Radio application for the Android™ tablet is being shown at the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259).
The new Slacker Radio application has been specifically optimized for the Android tablet with a content-rich interface to get the most from a fast 4G LTE connection. A highly visual application, Slacker Radio for the Android tablet features a unique station tile display with horizontal and vertical scrolling along with the ability to preview stations before playing and an optimized ability to browse for content, making music discovery even easier. Navigation of the application has been simplified to easily browse content and switch views. Slacker Radio offers song lyrics, artist profiles, album reviews and more all in one place with additional content discovery just a tap away.
Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker, said, "Our new application for the Android tablet combines the hands-off listening experience that Slacker is known for with hands-on, in-depth music discovery perfected for a high speed network. Having the opportunity to show this application for the first time at the Verizon booth at CES is incredible, and we're honored to participate."
Slacker Radio is dedicated to offering a fully customizable and personal online radio experience in the United States and Canada that includes the most varied and compelling range of content offered by any Internet radio service. The Slacker Radio experience includes over 150 expert-programmed music stations, personalized ABC News and ESPN sports content, comedy, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations featuring artist commentary and exclusive interviews. With a music catalog that is over ten times larger than Pandora, the leading radio competitor, Slacker Radio gives listeners the ultimate music and content discovery resource.
Verizon established its Innovation Program to encourage collaboration and help advance the 4G LTE ecosystem. The company's LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., and its Application Innovation Center in San Francisco were created to inspire, enable and develop non-traditional devices, services and applications that take advantage of Verizon Wireless' industry-leading wireless networks. Through the Innovation Program, Verizon seeks to expand the possibilities of 4G LTE by working with diverse companies, from start-ups to established players, in industries representing a broad range of verticals.
Verizon Wireless Features TouchyBooks: Golden App Of 2012
Installed on Samsung Galaxy Tab™ Tablets from Verizon Wireless, TouchyBooks is the Children's Playable Bookstore App of the Year
LAS VEGAS, NV, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEW YORK, NY - From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Genera Interactive today announced TouchyBooks is being shown at the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259).
TouchyBooks creates playable ebooks for children that inspire learning and engagement in powerful new ways. Parents can share this free virtual picture book boutique full of multilingual interactive stories for children ages 1-8, who can play as they read. This type of interactive play gives them a wonderful opportunity "to practice what they are learning." Users can browse playable and interactive stories by well-known publishers, brands, content owners and freelance writers and illustrators.
Genera Interactive, the creator of TouchyBooks, works closely with Verizon to provide customers with five-star quality children's interactive applications. Internationally known and recognized, Genera Interactive incorporates many benefits of 4G LTE technology in their applications to fit the lifestyles of today's families and is considered a leader in technology and distribution. TouchyBooks has become a must-have for all Verizon customers and families. Enrique Tapias Fraga for Genera Interactive, said, "Verizon Wireless is an excellent company to work with, and together we have found a way for their community of parents, teachers and young students to share and experience TouchyBooks, our playable ebooks, together in dynamic ways."
TouchyBooks is installed on Samsung Galaxy Tab™ tablets available from Verizon Wireless and is also available for other Android™ and iOS devices. TouchyBooks stories can be found in Windows Phone, NOOK® and BlackBerry® app marketplaces.
The Verizon Developer Community (VDC) is for developers who wish to work with Verizon to distribute their apps through the company's mobile storefront, Verizon Apps.
For more information about Verizon at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow Verizon Wireless news on Twitter at @VZWnews. Visit www.touchybooks.com for more information about Genera Interactive.