BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), TuneWiki today announced that its award-winning social music player will be available as a pre-installed application on select 4G smartphones on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, beginning later this year.
TuneWiki's social music player provides real-time, subtitled lyrics as users listen to their stored library of music, watch music videos or stream Internet radio from all over the world. To discover new music from around the world, users can view music maps and geography-based Top 50 charts inside the application. With the advanced speed and power of the 4G LTE network, users can quickly search for more than 2.5 million lyrics, automatically translate lyrics to more than 40 languages while they listen, and connect even faster to their social networks.
"The use of data-intensive features, such as streaming radio, music videos and real-time mapping, requires a network that can seamlessly support these features for the user," said Larry Goldberg, president and chief operating officer of TuneWiki. "Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network makes it possible to offer our users an even better experience, which is critical as we continue to build and improve our music playing experience."
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless' 3G network. Consumer devices with a wide range of applications are expected to be available by mid-2011. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company's entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.
More details on TuneWiki's social music player app will be available during CES in Verizon Wireless' booth (#35216 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center). For more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte and for more information about Verizon Wireless at CES 2011, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/verizonwireless.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About TuneWiki TuneWiki is the creator of an award-winning social music player and the best selling music game app Lyric Legend. TuneWiki's innovative technology re-defines the music experience on mobile devices by connecting the power of lyrics with the methods fans use to consume and enjoy their music. With the largest legally licensed lyrics database in the world, TuneWiki's social music player combines subtitled lyrics with users' stored music, internet streaming radio, and music videos. Lyrics are translated into more than 40 languages, making TuneWiki the global lyrics resource for music-lovers. TuneWiki also makes music social with community wiki-features for lyric and translation updates, real-time mapping, geographical charting of music listening habits around the globe, and a fan community. Lyric Legend provides music fans a fun, engaging game to play along with their favorite lyrics and songs. Founded in 2007, the company has offices in Santa Monica, CA, Centerville, Ohio and Tel Aviv, Israel. To learn more, visit www.tunewiki.com or www.lyriclegend.com.####